The Clare Herald: Clare invite to Dublin Festival of History online

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.

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

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.”

The Guardian: From grief to paw prints, people share Ireland census ‘time capsule’ messages

The Guardian: From grief to paw prints, people share Ireland census ‘time capsule’ messages. “Some were funny, some were angry, some were utterly heartbreaking and all were written in the same blank space of Ireland’s census form, a ‘time capsule’ section. In what Ireland’s Central Statistics Office says is a world first, the official census left a blank space for people to leave messages for future generations. The voluntary section of the 27-page form is to be made public in 100 years but many people have shared their messages on social media.”

TheMayor: Dublin to train AI to transcribe 19-century historic records

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

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.”

Irish Examiner: RTÉ plans €2.5m project to digitally archive almost 40 years of footage

Irish Examiner: RTÉ plans €2.5m project to digitally archive almost 40 years of footage. “The extensive project, which is expected to take up to three years, will see 17,942 hours of GAA coverage, 9,840 hours of rugby footage, 7,560 hours of soccer, and 2,397 hours of Olympic coverage joining a digital archive.” I’m pretty sure that in this case “GAA” would be the Gaelic Athletic Association.

Irish Tech News: TG4 Appoints Its First Archivist

Irish Tech News: TG4 Appoints Its First Archivist. “TG4 wants to increase public access to the station’s digital archive as they celebrate 25 years on air. As a custodian of Irish language Linguistic Assets broadcasting legacy, The TG4 archive contains a valuable and varied repository of material. The development of the digital archive will continue in 2022, work that has been ongoing since the end of 2011. When complete, TG4’s Irish Language Digital Archive will be one of the most extensive and significant bodies of Irish language audio-visual material in the world.”

Irish Genealogy News: New digital archive and database of Irish Catholic clergy launches

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

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.”