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 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

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 Dr Brian Hughes On 3 May 1916, Thomas MacDonagh was executed by firing squad in Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin. Born in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, in 1878, MacDonagh was a teacher, poet and writer. By 1916, … Read more