Happy New Year!

  Welcome back after the holiday break. We hope you all had a great time! Thank you all for your contributions to the Letters 1916 Project. We are delighted to see so many letters transcribed to date. Last year was great, the Letters 1916 Project was successfully launched and received fantastic feedback and support. Thank … Read more

Letters of 1916 featured on Paul Milner’s Genealogy blog

We are delighted to see the Letters of 1916 Project featured on Paul Milner’s blog. Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. He writes: One of the keys to this project is that it will highlight the thoughts, ideas, and … Read more

Will we see the 1916 Rising buildings, 14-17 Moore Street in Dublin restored by 2016?

Nama sets aside €5m for Rising buildings Article by Peter Flanagan, The Irish Independent, 16 November 2013 THE National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has set aside €5m to helpsave buildings in central Dublin that were used by rebel leaders during the 1916 Rising. The money will be used to restore 14-17 Moore Street, which were … Read more

TALK by Tessa Finn: Another side of 1916. Rathmines love letters.

Tessa Finn is one of the private contributors to the collection of the Letters of 1916 who shared her letters between her grandparents James Finn and May Fay and allowed for their inclusion in the Letters of 1916 Project. These Love Letters “are a document of their love and their time.”   “These letters between James Finn and May … Read more

Casement’s letter from 17 May 1916 is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London next month.

Roger Casement’s letter is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London next month. “A letter by Roger Casement to the police inspector responsible for his custody, written just three months before his execution and detailing his attitude towards England and the English, is to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London next month. Casement wrote the letter – … Read more