16 April 2015: Co. Wexford launch of ‘Letters of 1916’ project, Enniscorthy Library, Co, Wexford

l1916sfienniscorthyv6small2On Thursday 16 April the Wexford launch of the Letters of 1916 project took place in Enniscorthy Library from 6-9pm. The project was originally set up to create a crowd-sourced archive of personal letters and testimonies relating to the period before and after the Easter Rising, from 1 November 1915 to 31 October 1916. To date, it has collected over 1,800 letters in order to create an online open-access archive of the year around the Easter Rising. The Enniscorthy launch was the first in a series of events around the country that are aimed at highlighting the project at local level. The launch consisted of a number of presentations and demonstrations, followed by a reception. Click here for full details.

Click here to explore the Letters of 1916 project, and explore the National Library of Ireland’s online 1916 exhibition to learn more on Enniscorthy during the Easter Rising.


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