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

#AskLetters1916 chat: 4 November | Text Analysis

  The last #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat took place on Tuesday 4 November from 5.30 – 6.30pm (GMT). The topic for the chat was: TEXT ANALYSIS    Click here to catch up on the #AskLetters1916 Twitter chat about Text Analysis. Storing information; displaying it on a screen; now even transporting it to screens half way across the … 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

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

Talk by Dr Brian Hughes: “Well May We Be Proud of Him”: Family Responses to the Deaths of the Leaders of the 1916 Rising

Grave Matters: Death and Dying in Dublin 1500-2000 Conference Saturday 12 April 2014 TALK by Dr Brian Hughes: “Well May We Be Proud of Him”: Family Responses to the Deaths of the Leaders of the 1916 Rising   Organised by the Dublin City Research Group Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin Programme  |  Poster

Dr Brian Hughes’s talk at the “Grave matters: Death and Dying in Dublin” symposium

Dr Brian Hughes, Associate Editor for the Letters of 1916 project, gave a talk at the “Grave matters: Death and Dying in Dublin” symposium at The Milestone Gallery, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, on Saturday, 12 April 2014. Organised by the Dublin City Research Group, the conference addressed the social, economic, legal and medical aspects of dying in Dublin 1500-2000: … 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