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

Letters of 1916 Launch Slideshow

At the Letters of 1916 launch on Wednesday 2 March, at the top of the room, a slideshow was playing which featured letters, contributors, institutions, events and workflow from the beginning of the project to the launch date. In the slideshow, we tried to capture the essence of the project and to give a snapshot … Read more

LETTERS OF 1916: Launch

The Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life project was officially launched by Dr Catriona Crowe, Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland, at the Officer’s Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Military Road, Rathmines on 2 March 2016. Additional speakers included Andrea Martin, Professor Philip Nolan, Dominic Price and Professor Susan Schreibman. … Read more


LETTERS OF 1916: A YEAR IN THE LIFE PROJECT LAUNCHES For release on 2 March 2016 What were people in Ireland writing letters about 100 years ago? What were they thinking? How were they affected by the Great War? the Easter Rising? How was the government of the day responding to domestic and international pressures? Researchers at … 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

KILDARE LAUNCH: ‘Letters Of 1916: Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Times’

          Thursday 8 May 2014 | 6.00-8.00pm An Foras Feasa, Iontas Building, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare The Letters of 1916 is delighted to announce its move from Trinity College Dublin to the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM). The Letters of 1916 project  will enter its next phase at An Foras … 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