Profile: Joyce Timms

Joyce Timms added a family letter to the Letters of 1916 collection. Joyce told us why she got involved with the project. I collaborated with the Letters of 1916 project because I have a letter which was kept carefully by my grandfather and thereafter my mother, as it contained my grandmother’s personal account of this … Read more

Profile: Thérèse McIntyre

Thérèse McIntyre is the presenter of ‘Herosongs:  Where History and Song Meet’, an AthenaMedia Production for RTE Radio 1 as well as being a key member of the Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI). Thérèse told us about her involvement with the Letters of 1916 project. Years ago, I remember when the National Library of Ireland … Read more

Profile: Dominic Price

Dominic Price is a teacher, historian and is the author of The Flame and the Candle, Mayo 1919-1924 (Collins Press, Cork, 2012). He is currently working on a number of projects and he has contributed to the Letters of 1916 project by attending the 2015 Teacher’s Workshop, which was held in Maynooth University’s Digital Humanities … Read more

Cork Launch of Letters 1916 | 25 – 26 November 2015

The Cork launch of the Letters of 1916 project took place on Thursday, 26th November 2015 in the Boole Library in University College Cork. This outreach event was the fourth in a series of Community Engagement Events held in 2015 thanks to a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Discover grant. We’re bringing @Letters1916 to #Cork! Join us in … Read more

Profile: Willie Mooney

Mr Willie Mooney’s letter collection came to our attention through Rita Redmond from the Old Dunboyne Society.  Willie has a collection of his letters written to and from his father, Peter Mooney, during World War One, and approximately 60 letters from the collection fit into the time frame of the project. Rita tells us how … Read more

Letters of 1916 project awarded a SFI Discover grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) for 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Letters of 1916 project has again been awarded a SFI Discover grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The funding will allow the Letters of 1916 project to continue its outreach, with a second series of Community Engagement Events to be held in Donegal, Tralee, Sligo and an (as … Read more