On Saturday 17 December 2016 the Landscapes of revolution project held a public  workshop in Midleton Public Library. The workshop explored how to utilise online resources to uncover and record information about sites associated with the War of Independence in the Midleton area, and was particularly aimed at volunteers interested in participating in the project.  At…

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On Wednesday 14 December 2016 Dublin City Council and UCD School of Archaeology and Built Heritage presented a full morning seminar presenting the results of The archaeology of 1916 project which investigated the battlefields, streetscapes, archaeological legacy and subsequent aftermath of the Easter Rebellion in Dublin city, through archaeological surveys of 10 key sites. The…

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On Tuesday 13 December 2016 the National Library of Ireland hosted the awards ceremony to announce the top ten websites nominated by the public for the ‘Remembering 1916, Recording 2016’ web archive collection. The websites will be preserved in the NLI’s National Web Archive and the winners were announced by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and…

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On 8 December 2016 the National Museum of Ireland, and Poetry Ireland hosted an evening of performance, music and conversation to mark Dermot Bolger’s residency at the museum. As part of the National Museum of Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries Public Programme, poet, playwright and novelist Dermot Bolger held his six-month residency with us in Collins Barracks…

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On Thursday 8 December 2016 Duchas Clonakilty Heritage presented a lecture by Liz Gillis on ‘The Hales brothers and the Irish Revolution’, based on her recent book of that name. The Hales brothers were from Cork, and were involved from the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in West Cork and were closely associated with well-known revolutionary figures,…

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On Tuesday 6 December 2016 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare St, Dublin 2, hosted a public lecture by Prof. Hans Walter Gabler (Munich). The National Library holds James Joyce’s holograph fair copy of A portrait of the artist as a young man. Commemorating the centenary of the novel’s publication as a book presented an occasion…

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On 6 December 2016, the National Museum of Ireland launched online a sample of 10,000 records covering a range of topics and object types from this period, from uniforms, flags, letters, photographs and firearms to the personal relics of the Irish men and women who fought for an independent Ireland. The historical collections at the…

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On Tuesday 6 December 2016 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7, hosted the launch of a new online project entitled Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a lost landscape. This is a collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland, the National Museum of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, National Museum…

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