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Frongoch in the news

An article about our new Frongoch project has been published in Irish Geneology News

Frongoch and 1916: Recreating a Lost Landscape is a collaboration between the Digital Repository of Ireland, National Museum of Ireland, National Library of Ireland, National Museum Wales and National Library Wales. Sponsored by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the project will feature a series of new curated exhibitions of digital cultural heritage objects from Irish and Welsh sources, as well as expert commentary. Inspiring Ireland will also promote cultural exchange between Ireland and Wales, by contributing digital objects to the People’s Collection Wales, a website that allows the public to share their “memories of Wales in photographs, sound recordings, documents, videos and stories”.

The article, by Claire Santry, looks at the window the material from Frongoch offers to 1916 and the experiences of the up to 1,800 prisoners held there after 1916. 

Read more here.