Derry Journal: New website offers ‘virtual museum exhibition’ of Inch island heritage

Derry Journal: New website offers ‘virtual museum exhibition’ of Inch island heritage. “This website is an accessible, easy to navigate, reflection of the community’s interests, with much of the content created by the islanders themselves. Did you know, for instance, that Inch’s Irish name is Inis na n-Osirí, the island of the oysters? Did you know the graveyard at Strahack contains hundreds, possibly thousands of graves, and was split in two by British sappers in the late 19th Century? Did you know there are hundreds of metres of 18th Century underground mill races on the island? Did you know that Inch Fort was once armed with Armstrong Disappearing guns, and was occupied by anti-Treaty forces in 1922? All of this information and more is available on the new website.”

Limerick Post: LSAD project to reveal the impact of design on life, culture, business and society in Ireland

Limerick Post: LSAD project to reveal the impact of design on life, culture, business and society in Ireland. “Map Irish Design, new research that examines more that 2300 design projects to reveal the impact of design on life, culture, business and society in Ireland over the past decade was recently launched.”

Donegal Daily: GAA opens up vast digital archive of past matches

Donegal Daily: GAA opens up vast digital archive of past matches. “THE [Gaelic Athletic Association], in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, have launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world. 113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature.”

Independent Ireland: Virtual show: Exhibition of best press photographs goes online

Independent Ireland: Virtual show: Exhibition of best press photographs goes online. “For the first time in 42 years, the renowned Press Photographers Association of Ireland’s (PPAI) Press Photographer of the Year exhibition will not embark on its nationwide tour, due to Covid-19 restrictions. But the emergency will not stop the public from being able to view some of the best photojournalism in the country – including Independent News and Media photographer Mark Condren’s stunning portrait of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, which won him the Press Photographer of the Year 2020 award.”

Medievalists .net: Project breathing new life into forgotten medieval chants

Medievalists .net: Project breathing new life into forgotten medieval chants. “The Amra project, led by music historian Dr Ann Buckley at Trinity’s Medieval History Research Centre, is aiming to digitise and make freely available online over 300 manuscripts containing liturgical material associated with some 40 Irish saints which are located in research libraries across Europe.”

Kilkenny County Council Online (Ireland): “Kilkenny Shopfronts Through the Ages” – Over 4,400 Photos Made Accessible

Kilkenny County Council Online (Ireland): “Kilkenny Shopfronts Through the Ages” – Over 4,400 Photos Made Accessible. “Kilkenny County Council is delighted to launch an exciting new online resource, entitled ‘Kilkenny Shopfronts Through the Ages’… This initiative is the result of collaboration between the Council’s Planning section, the Library Service, Information Systems and Heritage. These photographs show the shopfronts in each street in central Kilkenny City between the late 20th Century and the present.”

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. ”

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.”

NewsFour: IFI launch archival treasure trove on IFI Player and June Dark Skies Festival

NewsFour: IFI launch archival treasure trove on IFI Player and June Dark Skies Festival. “The Irish Film Institute recently announced the launch of the Loopline collection on the IFI player. Loopline was set-up in 1982 by Sé Merry Doyle. A film-making company, its prominent focus was on documentaries. This launch of their collection highlights what is a veritable treasure trove which provides a fascinating insight on Irish society through different periods in the company’s near forty-year history.”

IrishCentral: 3,000 hours of oral Irish history available online

IrishCentral: 3,000 hours of oral Irish history available online. “Founded in 1990 by Tralee-based oral historians Maurice and Jane O’Keeffe for the purpose of preserving oral history across Ireland, Irish Life and Lore has compiled, cataloged and archived over 3,000 hours of audio material, arranged into Oral History Collections.” This site is definitely not free.