America Declares War : “The world must be made safe for democracy.”

On 6 April 1917 the United States of America declared war on Imperial Germany. Up until this point the United States had maintained the government policy of neutrality. However, neutrality did not keep the war from pervading American lives. As we can see from the letters sent and received during this time neutral America was … Read more

Poverty and War: County Kerry and the letters from 1916

by Thomas Dillon Lecture given at Kerry County Library, Tralee on 28th April 2016 as part of the Letters of 1916 event The Letters of 1916 project is an invaluable resource for historians researching life in Ireland one hundred years ago. This unique collection of original documents helps unearth the hidden history of life in … Read more

Salon Éire 100 presents 16 Letters: an exhibition of paintings by Geraldine O’Sullivan in association with the Irish Repertory Theatre, New York

Geraldine O’Sullivan is a Cork-based artist who has had numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in many group exhibitions in Ireland and the UK. In May 2016, her “16 Letters” exhibition will be featured in Salon Éire 100, which is produced by Alison McKenna. The exhibition forms part the engaging Salon Éire 100 line up of events … 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

’16 Letters documentary to broadcast on Easter Sunday, RTÉ One, 7pm

    ’16 Letters is a television special inspired by the Letters of 1916: A Year in the Life project. Filmed in the GPO, the headquarters of the rebel forces in the 1916 Rising, and the heart of Irelands postal network in that era, the 75 minute programme is presented by Ryan Tubridy and features … 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 | 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