Progress update: April 2017

In April 2017 you transcribed 143778 characters in total. In April 2017, we welcomed 19 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1861. Currently 3589 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3290 are available to view and transcribe online. You can explore the completed and fully transcribed letters in more detail here. THANK YOU All for … Read more

1916: A Year in the Life in Louth

Join us on Sunday, 13th November 2016 at The Governor’s House, Drogheda Museum Millmount, Co. Louth to learn more about ‘1916: A Year in the Life in Louth’. The event is organised in a collaboration with the Drogheda Museum Millmount, The Old Drogheda Society and the Droichead Arts Centre and is part of an exciting programme … Read more

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Letters of 1916 project

The Letters of 1916 project was launched on 27 September 2013 at the Discover Research Dublin event and we’ve marked the project’s birthday ever since with an infographic to demonstrate how much the project has grown since 2013. (look back at 2014 & 2015) 2016 was a big year for the project given that it is … Read more

Featured Transcriber: Sandra Butler

Sandra Butler is a former student of psychology at Maynooth University and is planning on returning to complete a Masters next year. Sandra is from Kildare and is a single mother of two wonderful daughters. She found out about the project on the volunteer.ie website and thought that it was definitely something that was right up her alley as she can … Read more

Featured Profile: Nicole Lottig

Nicole Lottig is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Gender Studies. She also studied at Maynooth University during the Spring of 2015, obtaining a Certificate in Irish Studies. During her last semester of college, she got involved in Digital Humanities and fell in love! She has continuously been working on a … Read more

Michael Farry will be speaking at the Letters of 1916 SFI Community Engagement event in Sligo

We are delighted to announce Michael Farry as a speaker at the Letters of 1916 SFI Community Engagement event on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo. Michael Farry, a retired primary teacher, is a native of Coolaney, Co. Sligo. He obtained a PhD in Trinity College, Dublin 1999 for his thesis on … Read more

Letters of 1916 SFI Community Engagement event in Sligo | 13 September 2016

On Tuesday 13th September, the Letters of 1916 project will held one of its SFI funded Community Engagement events at Hawk’s Well Theatre in Sligo. This event is an opportunity for the Letters of 1916 to conduct a collection event in Sligo to digitise any letters that the public will bring along. We are interested in … Read more

Profile: Rachel Downey

Rachel Downey is an American student who is studying English and Journalism at Beloit College in Wisconsin and lives in Gambier, Ohio. Rachel visited Ireland for the first time in March with a class of fellow ‘Beloiters’, and she is hoping to study abroad in England this upcoming autumn. Rachel was one of our top 5 … Read more

Profile: Samantha Simpson

Sam Simpson is a graduate (masters) student studying comparative history at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Originally from Pocatello, Idaho, Sam received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from Idaho State University in 2015. Sam is an avid traveler and has always had a love for Irish history. She am currently finishing up her MA thesis which focuses on … Read more

‘The Artists Rising’ – Drimnagh Castle CBS

The Letters of 1916 team was delighted to visit Drimnagh Castle CBS for the opening of their exhibition ‘The Artists Rising’ on the evening of Wednesday 20 April in the atmospheric setting of Drimnagh Castle.       Students of second, transition and fifth years, under the guidance of their teachers Ms Shirley Holland and … Read more