The Clare Herald: Clare invite to Dublin Festival of History online. “Now in its eighth year, the festival will take place largely online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, but will still play host to an international and domestic line up of speakers and panels. The festival will shine a light and fresh perspective on topics such as the construction of the notion of race, Ireland’s last great pandemic and the history of Ireland’s partition.” Events are free but registration is required.
Irish Central: New York Irish History Roundtable articles now available online. “The New York Irish History Roundtable is making available, online and free, all its journal articles on the Irish in New York published between 1986 and 2020.”
From the Bridge: a view of Irish traditional music in New York launched Wednesday 29 June 2022 (Irish Traditional Music Archive)
Irish Traditional Music Archive: From the Bridge: a view of Irish traditional music in New York launched Wednesday 29 June 2022. “The online exhibition showcases rare recordings, stories and photographs relating to New York’s remarkably rich Irish traditional music heritage. The ‘at-risk’ multimedia materials have now been preserved by ITMA and will be freely accessible online to a global audience thanks to the generosity of collectors, performers, their families, and our funders.”
Trinity College Dublin: Cuala Press Prints Digitised And Available Online As Part Of Virtual Trinity Library
Trinity College Dublin: Cuala Press Prints Digitised And Available Online As Part Of Virtual Trinity Library. . “The Library of Trinity College, Dublin is delighted to announce that as part of an ongoing Virtual Trinity Library project, over one hundred images of Cuala Press prints are now available to view online on Trinity College Dublin’s Digital Collections platform.”
My Modern Met: You Can Now Explore All of ‘The Book of Kells’ for Free Online. “When people think of Ireland, the rolling green hills, Guinness beer, and twisted Celtic knots might be what comes to mind. The small island nation has a storied history of resistance to oppression and perseverance through famine, but the most iconic piece of Irish history dates to the early medieval period. The Book of Kells—held in the library of Trinity College Dublin—is a masterpiece of medieval illumination and manuscript craft. The legendary volume is now available in new high-resolution scans for free online browsing.”
TheMayor: Dublin to train AI to transcribe 19-century historic records. “Today, local authorities in Dublin announced the new ‘Transcription Week’ event, which will take place between 28 March and 1 April. During the event, hundreds of volunteers will transcribe 18- and 19-century municipal documents that will later be made available to the public…. Furthermore, the work from the volunteers will be used to train an Artificial Intelligence programme, that will be used to transcribe even more documents in the future.”
National Gallery of Ireland: National Gallery of Ireland launches new digital collections platform. “The National Gallery of Ireland – together with Minister Catherine Martin T.D. – today launched Source, a new online resource providing access to digitised collections. Exploring the story of Irish art, the platform provides access to the collections held in the ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art and Yeats Archive at the Gallery.”
Law Reform Commission of Ireland: The Law Reform Commission Launches Public Consultation On Statute Law Revision Programme
Law Reform Commission of Ireland: The Law Reform Commission Launches Public Consultation On Statute Law Revision Programme (This is a PDF.) “The Law Reform Commission, through the Statute Law Revision Programme (SLRP), has today launched its public consultation on statutory and prerogative instruments made between 1821 and 1860. The SLRP is the national programme to identify and remove obsolete and spent primary and secondary legislation from Ireland’s legislative stock… Of particular interest to local and family historians will be the 2,503 proclamations offering rewards for apprehending suspected criminals around the island of Ireland.”
Offaly Express: New LGBTA+ digital archive set up by Offaly woman. “A new digital archive which showcases and supports LGBTQ+ artists has been set up by Offaly woman Rebecca Carragher who is founder and director of Queer Arts.” Focus is on LGBTQ creators in Ireland specifically; looks like it’s still being populated.
Irish Genealogy News: New digital archive and database of Irish Catholic clergy launches. “A new digital archive and database of the Irish clerical population from medieval to modern times has been launched out of Maynooth University’s Arts and Humanities Institute…. The first phase of the Clericus project focussed on students and faculty of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, historically Ireland’s largest seminary and pontifical university. The principal sources were 124 student class portraits and student lists dating from the second half of the 19th century to 2018.”
RTÉ: Website launched to help preserve and collect aspects of Traveller culture. “A new website has been launched to help preserve and collect aspects of Traveller culture including art, photographs and other documents. The website… was launched at the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin. The project arose out of an exhibition at the gallery in 2018, organised by artist Séamus Nolan in conjunction with organisations including Pavee Point and Roma Centre.”