Inspiring Ireland 1916 is the next phase of the multiple-award-winning cultural heritage resource Inspiring Ireland. It presents a brand new series of exhibitions of cultural artefacts, stories and interpretation surrounding the events of 1916.
Available online from January 2016, the exhibitions will curate iconic national treasures alongside privately-owned memorabilia which will be gathered at national collection days over the coming months. Contributors invited to the first event in the National Library will have their material digitised and catalogued by Inspiring Ireland experts and preserved within the Digital Repository of Ireland’s infrastructure, while selected content will go on to become part of the Inspiring Ireland 1916 resource.
The project is part of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the office of Minister for Diaspora Affairs at the Department of the Taoiseach.