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. “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. “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.”
The Irish Times: Social media companies ‘must do more’ on vaccine misinformation – Harris. “Minister for Health Simon Harris said social media companies have ‘much more work’ to do to combat anti-vaccination misinformation on their platforms. Vaccine hesitancy has been identified by the World Health Organisation as one of the 10 leading threats to global health in 2019.” I don’t know why I thought anti-vaxxing was a social issue limited only to America.
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. ”
WalesOnline: Classic Argos catalogues of the 70s, 80s and 90s are now available to browse online. “A staple of any child’s life in the run-up to the festive season – no matter which decade you grew up in – circling the toys you wanted in felt-pen or looking for what presents to buy the relatives was essential struff. And now Argos has digitised and uploaded 45 years of its catalogues on a new website called Book Of Dreams, featuring everything from vintage teasmades and early toploading video recorders of the ’70s and ’80s, to ’90s crazes such as Tamagotchis and Teletubbies.”
Connaught Telegraph: Old handball alleys subject of new archive. “MAYO’S old and abandoned handball alleys are the feature of a new photographic record. The alleys – 61 in total to date – have been pictured by Richard (Dick) Heraty, creating a unique sports heritage archive.”