Featured Transcriber: Clara McDonald

Born and raised in the sunny south east of Ireland (it’s more like the mildly warm south east, but that just doesn’t have the same ring to it), Clara is a twenty-five-year-old full time administrator and part time Early Childhood Education student. Aside from working and studying she can also be found performing with Wexford … Read more

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

Progress update: March 2017

In March 2017 you transcribed 203726 characters in total. In March 2017, we welcomed 16 new users, bringing the total number of registered users to 1842. Currently 3589 letters have been uploaded to the system, of which 3261 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

Season’s Greetings from everyone at Letters of 1916

Season's Greetings | Letters of 1916

Season’s Greetings The Letters of 1916 team would like to thank everyone who collaborated with us in 2016. We look forward to working with you again in 2017 to continue growing the collection. We have picked out some seasonal letters to give an idea of how letter writers from our collection spent Christmas a century ago. … Read more

DiXit Autumn School

In Autumn 2016 Letters of 1916 partnered with the National Library of Ireland, An Foras Feasa, DiXit, and Maynooth Post Primary to host a three-day workshop, with to introduce transition year students to new forms of digital scholarship, scholarly editing, and to explore the 1916 Easter Rising from a novel perspective.    On the first … 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

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