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

Remembering the Great War through preserved memories

Digital media give us a great opportunity to preserve, access and use the memories from the Great War. Click here to read and transcribe some of the letters related to the World War I from the Letters of 1916 Project online archive. These letters give moving and fascinating insights into Irish lives from the time of … Read more

1916: Seachtar Dearmadta series on TG4

The 1916: Seachtar Dearmadta is a new documentary series that looks at the lives of the other 7 men executed in Kilmainham gaol in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising. The first episode aired on TG4 on Wednesday 6 November 2013 and focused on Michael Mallin. If you missed the first episode of the series, you can catch … Read more

A superb article on Letters of 1916 by Peter Murtagh in The Irish Times: History of the Rising, in our own words

Robert Doyle, Michael Gorman and Michael Hanna added their family letters to the Letters 1916 online collection. They showed The Irish Times the originals and other items of family history from the period and shared their family stories with Peter Murtagh. It is great to see that the Letters 1916 Project encouraged the three donors, as well as many others, … Read more

Launch of the Letters 1916

The Letters of 1916 project was launched on Friday September 27th, 2013 at 6pm at Discover Research Night, when researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the Royal Irish Academy invited the public to come and experience research in action.  Members of the public brought family letters to the Trinity Long Room Hub to upload to the … Read more

Help us Transcribe!

The Letters of 1916 transcription lab will be open directly after the project launch this evening. Help us get letters transcribed and ready for further processing. Try your hand. We will have Letters 1916 staff on site to help you make out tricky handwriting. The lab is on the east side of campus. It is … Read more