1916 Letters give students different slant on history, Irish Examiner, 11 April 2016

In Autumn 2015, the Letters of 1916 project collaborated with St Angela’s College in Cork as part of its community engagement event in Cork which was generously funded by a Science Foundation Discover grant. The Letters of 1916 team had the pleasure of visiting St Angela’s College to carry out a workshop with the Transition Year history … Read more

Salon Éire 100 presents 16 Letters: an exhibition of paintings by Geraldine O’Sullivan in association with the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York

Geraldine O’Sullivan is a Cork-based artist who has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in many group exhibitions in Ireland and the UK. In May 2016, her “16 Letters” exhibition will be featured in Salon Éire 100, which is produced by Alison McKenna. The exhibition forms part the engaging Salon Éire 100 line up of events … Read more

Letters written on St Patrick’s Day in 1916

What were people saying when they put pen to paper to write letters on St Patrick’s day in 1916? Thanks to the new Letters of 1916 discovery database, we can get a snapshot of the words written on this day a century ago. A quick dip in to the letters informs us that Alexander McDowell from … Read more

Profile: Donna Alexander

One of our Cork-based collaborators is Dr Donna Alexander (@americasstudies) from University College Cork. At our Cork launch event in November 2015, Donna gave a very interesting talk about how she uses Letters of 1916 with her MA students. Here is an excerpt from that talk and we will put the full version on the … 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

Cork launch of “1916 in Transition” | UCC, Thursday 26 November, 7.45pm

1916 in Transition | Image: Military Archives of Ireland

We are delighted to invite History teachers to the Cork launch of “1916 in Transition” in Boole Lecture Theatre 2, University College Cork at 7.45pm on Thursday 26 November 2015. The “1916 in Transition” project was developed by the Letters of 1916 project and the Military Archives. The project provides 1916 themed lesson plans for … Read more

Letters 1916 Workshop & Digitisation | UCC, 26 November 2015, 2.00 – 5.00pm

Thursday 26 November Boole Library Research Skills Teaching Room, UCC 2.00 to 5.00pm The Letters of 1916 team invites you to a hands-on practical workshop in which you will have the opportunity to engage in a key aspect of the Letters of 1916 project – that of uploading letters to the database. We have about 60 letters related … Read more

Cork Launch of Letters 1916, University College Cork | 26 November 2015

You are invited to the Cork launch of the Letters of 1916 which will be taking place on Thursday 26 November in the the Boole Library and Boole Lecture Theatre 2, University College Cork. (map). The event will have several components. From 2 – 5pm the Letters team will be in the Research Skills Teaching … Read more