Letters of 1916 | RTÉ Guide, 24 March – 1 April 2016

On Easter Sunday (28 March 2016), a new documentary featuring letters from the Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life collection will be aired on RTÉ One at 7pm.  ’16 Letters takes us back into the heart of history by exploring the first-hand accounts of ordinary citizens who were caught up in the Rising. … Read more

2nd Festival of History: ‘Reflections on the Great War & the Easter Rising 1916’

The 2nd Festival of History weekend, organised by the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society in conjunction with La Touche Legacy, will be held at Greystones Golf Club, Friday 25th September – Sunday 27th September. The theme this year is Reflections on the Great War and the Easter Rising 1916. It looks like a very interstesting … Read more

Featured Letters: Letter from Alfred Gerald Crofton to Lady Clonbrock, 1 October 1916 National Library of Ireland

FEATURED LETTER Letter from Alfred Gerald Crofton to Lady Clonbrock, 1 October 1916 (National Library of Ireland) by Dr Brian Hughes Over 210,000 Irish men, all volunteers, served in the British armed forces during the Great War. For a long time overlooked, or even forgotten, the contribution of these men has finally achieved due recognition and … Read more

TALK by Professor Susan Schreibman: ‘Hidden Stories of the Great War: The Letters of 1916 Project’

  Dublin Branch, Western Front Association Saturday 12 April 2014 | 2.30-4.00pm National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin   TALK by Professor Susan Schreibman: ‘Hidden Stories of the Great War: The Letters of 1916 Project’  Paragraph from the Dublin Western Front Association website: The centenary of the Great War coincides with an explosion of primary sources … Read more