Poverty and War: County Kerry and the letters from 1916

by Thomas Dillon Lecture given at Kerry County Library, Tralee on 28th April 2016 as part of the Letters of 1916 event The Letters of 1916 project is an invaluable resource for historians researching life in Ireland one hundred years ago. This unique collection of original documents helps unearth the hidden history of life in … Read more

Letters of 1916 series in Irish Independent, March – May 2016

As part of their ‘Rising Memories’ series to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising, the Irish Independent will feature a series of letters from the Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life collection. Over a period of eleven weeks, on a weekly basis, letters from the collection will be showcased on the new site. In the first … Read more

Looking after your letters

Looking after your letters A guest blog post by Charlotte Anstis, a Conservation Intern at the National Archives of Ireland Through the centuries paper has shown itself to be an incredibly robust and flexible material in many ways, illustrated by its sheer survival alone. Its longevity and condition are, however, greatly determined by the care and … Read more

Featured letter: Letter from Edward O’Farrell to the Controller, Foreign Trade Department, 29 February 1916 (National Archives of Ireland)

FEATURED LETTER Letter from Edward O’Farrell to the Controller, Foreign Trade Department, 29 February 1916 (National Archives of Ireland) by Louise Tobin During 1915 and 1916, the Great War and the Easter Rising impacted Ireland’s businesses and economy. One letter in the Letters of 1916 project highlights the problems faced by Irish businesses during these … Read more

Featured Letter by Louise Tobin

We have just added a featured letter post to the site. The post was created by Louise Tobin, an English and History graduate from St Patricks College, Drumcondra.  Louise also graduated from University College Dublin with a Masters in Library and Information Studies in December 2013, and has recently completed the M.Phil in Digital Humanities and Culture in Trinity College … Read more

Featured Institution: National Archives of Ireland

The process of creating a digital collection such as The letters of 1916, takes many people with many skills and expertise. This is the first blog post that describes one piece of the workflow from sourcing an analogue document to creating a digital surrogate. The letters of 1916 has been blessed with the National Archives … Read more