First World War

by Josh Hughes, NLI project intern and MPhil in Digital Humanities and Culture, TCD On Thursday, 21 March 2013, the National Library of Ireland will host its third collection day on behalf of the Europeana 1914-1918 project. In an effort to preserve and make available to the public the stories, artefacts and photographs that many [...]

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by Avice-Claire McGovern, Librarian Eyewitness accounts from Tuesday, 9th May 1916 On Easter Monday, 24th April 1916, Alfred West was attending the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse, when he heard about the outbreak of the Easter Rising in Dublin. He decided to leave early and, not thinking that things were as serious as reported, drove [...]

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History as the Sum of Our Stories by Avice-Claire McGovern, Librarian The digital age has caused a shift in our collective remembrance practices. No longer solely the province of professional historians, the great democratization of information production and sharing brought about by the world-wide web means that anyone can contribute to the patchwork of the [...]

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