“It was an aberration generated by the pressure of total war”: The Execution of Sir Roger Casement

While tensions on the island of Ireland were growing as internal disputes seemed to be reaching a climactic head, Sir Roger Casement (1864–1916) was busy in Germany, promoting Irish nationalism. Casement, a former advocate of imperialism, spent eighteen months in Germany in an attempt to secure support, arms and to induce captured Irish soldiers in … Read more

‘The Artists Rising’ – Drimnagh Castle CBS

The Letters of 1916 team was delighted to visit Drimnagh Castle CBS for the opening of their exhibition ‘The Artists Rising’ on the evening of Wednesday 20 April in the atmospheric setting of Drimnagh Castle.       Students of second, transition and fifth years, under the guidance of their teachers Ms Shirley Holland and … Read more

#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 at RTÉ Reflecting the Rising | 28 March 2016

As part of RTÉ’s Reflecting the Rising event on Easter Monday (28 March 2016), Professor Susan Schreibman will be giving a talk about the Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life collection entitled “Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times”. The talk will take place in the Royal Irish Academy Lecture Hall from 17.00 – 18.00. … Read more

Letters of 1916 – International Women’s Day 2016

8th March is International Women’s Day and people around the world are celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. To mark the day, we would like to highlight some of the women from the Letters of 1916 collection. Click on a slide to view the letter:   Alternatively, click on a photo in the … Read more

Letters of 1916 | RTÉ History Show

The Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life was featured on the RTÉ History Show with Myles Dungan on Sunday 5 March 2016 following the launch of the project on 2 March at Cathal Brugha Barracks in Rathmines, Dublin. The clip features a short reading of this letter, written by Michael Collins to James … Read more

Community Engagement Event in Letterkenny

Join us in Letterkenny, Co Donegal next week! Letters of 1916: Community Engagement Event will take place on Thursday 10 March 2016.    THE EVENT IS FREE. ALL WELCOME.   LOCATION: Central Library, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal Thursday, 10 March 2016 PROGRAMME: 5pm – 6pm | DROP-IN SESSION Have your letters photographed, meet the team behind the … 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

Footage of the 1916 Rising from the British Pathé Archive now available on YouTube

  Last week, the British Pathé news archive, comprising of over 85,000 videos, was uploaded to its YouTube channel.   Among the many gems in the archive, there are some scenes of Dublin in the aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising:   Read more about the “unprecedented release of vintage news reports” on the British Pathé … Read more

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