The Irish Times: Retrieval of Irish archive lost in 1922 fire ‘astounding’, historian says

The Irish Times: Retrieval of Irish archive lost in 1922 fire ‘astounding’, historian says. “An attempt to recreate Ireland’s archives destroyed in a fire in June 1922 has been successful to a ‘greater extent than ever previously imagined,’ the historian behind the project has said.”

Irish Examiner: State archives system creaking under pressure of staff and skills shortages – report

Irish Examiner: State archives system creaking under pressure of staff and skills shortages – report. “Just four of the 61 State departments and agencies are up to date with their legal obligation to transfer their records to the National Archives (NAI) under the ’30-year-rule’. That’s according to a report of Ireland’s national archives system found that the annual transfer of records under the 30-year rule has been scaled back this year because of a lack of storage space.”

Irish Tech News: PEIG. ie to be launched welcoming in a new era for the Irish language online

Irish Tech News: PEIG.ie to be launched welcoming in a new era for the Irish language online. “This launch welcomes in a new era for the Irish language online. PEIG.ie focuses on providing news, events, job vacancies and information to the Irish language community and to the learners of the language. ”

Silicon Republic: Cork’s unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository

Silicon Republic: Cork’s unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository. “Documents detailing the history of LGBTQ activism in Cork, including newspaper articles and photos, have been added to the Digital Repository of Ireland.”

Irish Times: Vast archive of early Irish history digitised and put online

Irish Times: Vast archive of early Irish history digitised and put online. “They include copies of manuscripts painstakingly transcribed by Brother Ó Cléirigh for his project which would become the Annals of the Four Masters and based on books which were destroyed during the violent upheavals in Ireland during the 17th century. There are also several books on martyrology and the lives of the saints from the medieval period. Twelve of the books are in old Irish and the 13th is in Latin. There are plans to translate them all into English.”

Phys .org: Lost Irish words rediscovered, including the word for ‘oozes pus’

I apologize in advance for this headline from Phys .org: Lost Irish words rediscovered, including the word for ‘oozes pus’. “Researchers from Cambridge and Queen’s University Belfast have identified and defined 500 Irish words, many of which had been lost, and unlocked the secrets of many other misunderstood terms. Their findings can now be freely accessed in the revised version of the online dictionary of Medieval Irish.”

Kilkenny Now: Kilkenny’s rich history now available on national archive database

Kilkenny Now: Kilkenny’s rich history now available on national archive database. “KILKENNY County Library has joined the Digital Repository of Ireland – making Kilkenny’s rich history available to the world at the click of a button. The partnership will see the records currently held by the Kilkenny County Library, including information on the county’s history, geography, antiquities, archaeology, folklore and culture, being added to the national archive database.”