Church of Ireland Historical Society: Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive Complete (1856-2010)

Church of Ireland Historical Society: Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive Complete (1856-2010). “The Church of Ireland Gazette Digital Archive is complete. All editions of the newspaper, from its foundation in 1856 up to and including 2010, are freely available electronically, allowing the worldwide audience to view and search it using any name, place, or other search term.”

Afloat: Online Exhibition Reveals Unique Currach Building Video & Archive

Afloat: Online Exhibition Reveals Unique Currach Building Video & Archive. “The finished 19 and a half feet, three-man currach complete with mast and sail, over two hundred photographs and video footage documenting the build, along with details logged in the NMI team’s notes and correspondence, have left us with a significant and complete record of the vanishing skill of traditional Irish currach building. The unique footage, following Michael Conneely carefully and craftfully through the step-by-step building process, is now available to view on the National Museum of Ireland’s website for the first time in an online exhibition called Making a currach – Michael Conneely.”

Good Friday Agreement: New online resource presents full text with video explainers (Irish Central)

Irish Central: Good Friday Agreement: New online resource presents full text with video explainers. “Activist Emma DeSouza, Oxford academic Dr. Jennifer Cassidy, and journalist Susan McKay have teamed up to present GFA Explained, a new online resource that presents the full text of the Good Friday Agreement accompanied by videos of each of the experts discussing ‘the key components of the historic text that shapes the past, present and future of Ireland and the UK.’”

IrishCentral: “Ambitious” digitization of Tipperary’s Famine-era records underway

IrishCentral: “Ambitious” digitization of Tipperary’s Famine-era records underway. “Tipperary County Council Library Service holds a vast collection of Poor Law Union Minute Books, Rate Books, and Workhouse Registers, encompassing virtually the entire county. In January, staff at Tipperary County Council Library Service undertook an ambitious project to commence digitizing its Famine-related Minute Books from the Poor Law Unions in Borrisokane, Cashel, Clogheen, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles, and Tipperary.” It looks like the site will launch in mid-May.

The Irish Times: National Library announces year-long LGBTI+ programme

The Irish Times: National Library announces year-long LGBTI+ programme. “A year-long programme exploring Irish LGBTI+ identity and experiences over the last several decades to the present has been announced by the National Library of Ireland (NLI). It includes a physical and online exhibition of the work of activist Christopher Robson as well as a number of LGBTI+ online events.”

Southern Star: Snap happy! West Cork in the frame

Southern Star: Snap happy! West Cork in the frame. “THE pandemic has sparked an enormous appetite in people for nostalgia and days gone by. And satisfying that appetite is a hugely popular photo archive which gives a snapshot of life in West Cork from the 1950s to the 1970s. Called the Clonakilty Photo Archive, it comprises the thousands of pictures taken by chemist Tony Bluett. A Limerick man, he arrived in Clonakilty in 1958 and worked from his shop on Pearse Street until he retired in 2005.”

Read all about us: The Dictionary of Irish Biography is now open access (The Irish Times)

The Irish Times: Read all about us: The Dictionary of Irish Biography is now open access . “On March 17th, the most comprehensive and authoritative biographical dictionary yet published for Ireland, the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB), is moving to an open access model, making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographies, spanning over 1,500 years of Irish history, freely available to all through a new website…”

IrishCentral: Irish culture goes online this St. Patrick’s Day

IrishCentral: Irish culture goes online this St. Patrick’s Day. “Missing the big St. Patrick’s Day parade on Fifth Avenue this year? You’re not alone. At this point, many of us can’t remember what a public event looks like, never mind what a freshly poured Guinness looks or tastes like. So to take your mind off the pandemic blues why not catch the over one Irish hundred artists who will be featured in Culture Ireland’s SEODA, an online global celebration of Irish culture that runs March 17-21, 2021.”

Belfast Telegraph: Future of Troubles archive secured with new funding

Belfast Telegraph: Future of Troubles archive secured with new funding . “The future of a long-running Troubles archive has been secured. Cain is an online collection of information and materials related to Northern Ireland’s troubled past and politics. Now a donation by Initiatives of Change will enable it to be sustainable as a live, curated archive, the Ulster University has announced.”

Dublin People: National Archives launches 1990 Government files exhibition

Dublin People: National Archives launches 1990 Government files exhibition. “Minister for Culture Catherine Martin TD, today announced the launch of the National Archives online exhibition of 1990 Government files which was recently released under the 30-Year Rule…. Notable events which are included in the exhibition is Nelson Mandela visiting Ireland after his release from prison, Ireland holding the EU Presidency , German Re-unification and the early beginnings of the Northern Ireland peace process.”

Dublin People: National Library receives records of #WakingTheFeminists movement for future digital preservation

Dublin People: National Library receives records of #WakingTheFeminists movement for future digital preservation. “The National Library of Ireland has today announced the donation of the archive of the #WakingTheFeminists movement to the national collection. The donation was marked by an online event, attended by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin. #WakingTheFeminists was a highly successful grassroots campaign for equality for women in Irish theatre that ran from 2015-2016.”

Dublin Inquirer: A New Archive Looks at the Life and Work of the “Shining Star of Dublin Theatre in the 1950s”

Dublin Inquirer: A New Archive Looks at the Life and Work of the “Shining Star of Dublin Theatre in the 1950s” . “When Barry Houlihan, an archivist at the National University of Ireland Galway was researching his latest project he had an incredible stroke of good luck. Houlihan was researching actors in the Dublin theatre scene in the 1950s and was trying to find out more about The Globe Theatre Company, and an actress called Genevieve Lyons. To his surprise Lyons’s daughter, Michele McCrillis, contacted the university to offer them a collection of her mother’s photographs and papers, says Houlihan.”

Ireland & Cuba: Entangled Histories (Havana Times)

Havana Times: Ireland & Cuba: Entangled Histories. “PhDs Margaret Brehony and Nuala Finnegan, both from the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the National University of Ireland in Cork, refer to this distinctive seal in their collection of essays Ireland and Cuba: Entangled Histories. They are written with little or no angles, nothing doctored, and therein lies the book’s greatest uniqueness. The book talks about anti-slavery movements, ethnic whitening processes, women in the Irish diaspora, the slave trade… The following is our conversation with Margaret Brehony about a slice of history that interweaves both islands.”