#16Letters on RTÉ | Easter Sunday

Presented by Ryan Tubridy and filmed in the GPO, ’16 Letters is a major television event specially commissioned for RTE’s 1916 commemorations which sees the written words of ordinary and extraordinary people – caught up in a time of blood, sacrifice and rebellion – brought back to life … one hundred years after they were … Read more

Letters of 1916 | Moncrieff Show, Newstalk FM, 22 March 2016

  The Letters of 1916 project received a lovely shoutout from @DarraghDoyle on the Moncrieff show on Newstalk FM this afternoon.  It was mentioned during Darragh’s weekly “Internet Loveliness: 10 things to check out on the web this week” slot (every Tuesday). The project is mentioned second in the following segment. Make sure you listen on … 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

Letters of 1916 project is 2 years old!

Letters of 1916 project was launched on 27 September 2013 at the Discover Research Dublin event. If you missed it, click here to read more about that exciting event and see the video and photographs from the launch. In September 2014 we marked the project’s first birthday with an infographic, which you can view here. We were … Read more

Letters 1916 Project featured on Irish Central website

IrishCentral is the largest Irish site in North America and covers news and interests, from the nostalgic and the modern Irish America and Ireland. We are delighted to see the Letters of 1916 Project featured on the Irish Central website, which has over 2 million unique visitors monthly. We hope it will encourage contributions to the … Read more

Letters of 1916 featured in the CLANN e-newsletter

Letters 1916 Project featured in the Irish Family History Foundation‘s e-newsletter “Clann”. Click here to read the newsletter. The Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF) with its all Ireland network of local county genealogy centres is the largest provider of professional family history research services in Ireland.  The IFHF operates on an all-island basis and believes that genealogy … Read more

Letters 1916 Project on the RTE Six One News

The Letters 1916 Project was featured on the RTE Six One News this evening. Philip Bromwell, RTÉ News Video Journalist joined our Associate Editors Karolina Badzmierowska and Brian Hughes photographing the letters of 1916 at the National Archives of Ireland. The report also included an interview with the project’s Principle Investigator and Editor-in-Chief, Prof Susan Schreibman and contributors: Tessa … Read more

Letters of 1916 featured on Paul Milner’s Genealogy blog

We are delighted to see the Letters of 1916 Project featured on Paul Milner’s blog. Paul Milner, a native of northern England, is a professional genealogist and internationally known lecturer with 30 years’ experience, specializing in British Isles research. He writes: One of the keys to this project is that it will highlight the thoughts, ideas, and … Read more