Letters of 1916: Great War

While final preparations were being made for a rebellion, the war effort continued in the trenches and on the Irish Home Front. In Ahascragh, Lady Clonbrock spent April 1916 administering local efforts to collect sphagnum moss to be used as bandages and surgical dressings. In a f

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Letters of 1916: Easter Rising

While the Easter Rising was just one event which took place in Ireland’s turbulent year of 1916, the Rising itself has left a remarkably large historical record. While we may not have a copy of any blueprints for the original military plans, and there is much else we may never kn

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Letters of 1916: Everyday Life

1916 in Ireland is often recognized as a tumultuous year marked by milestone events in the nation’s history, such as the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. But through all the inconveniences, shortages and restrictions the preoccupation of normal life persisted. It is the

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Letters of 1916: A Year in a Life

The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland. It is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising. Our collection spans over 2000 letters relating to various topics, including literature and ar

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The Inspiring Ireland Project - National Gallery of Ireland

A selection of cultural heritage objects from the National Gallery of Ireland presented as part of the Inspiring Ireland project. The collection includes paintings, sketches, sculpture, and stained glass from Ireland and by Irish artists from the 18th to the 20th century. This co

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The Inspiring Ireland Project - Crawford Art Gallery, Cork

A selection of cultural heritage objects from the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, presented as part of the Inspiring Ireland project. The collection includes paintings, sculpture, and crafts, including Irish landscapes, portraits, bronze sculpture, enamel design, and metwork. These i

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The Inspiring Ireland Project - Abbey Theatre

A selection of cultural heritage objects from the Abbey Theatre presented as part of the Inspiring Ireland project. The collection includes photographs, programmes, manuscripts, and sketches from the Abbey Theatre. These items, covering the period from 1902 to 2010, offer a valua

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