Following the success of recent Inspiring Ireland 1916 public memorabilia 'collection days' in Dublin, the Digital Repository of Ireland is delighted to announce that it is holding three new collection day events in London, New York and Belfast. These events will enable members of the public in these cities to share their personal objects (such as letters, diaries, photographs and ephemera) and family stories related to events in Ireland during 1916, and to have this material digitised by experts, free of charge, for preservation and display within the DRI repository and Inspiring Ireland sites. The events are part of Ireland 2016, the official programme to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising and the international events are supported by the Irish Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The Inspiring Ireland 1916 London collection day is being organized in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland and Irish in Britain, the leading network for Irish community organisations and Irish individuals in Britain. The network and its Members are the foundation of Irish community life in Britain and their mission is to make a difference to the lives and experiences of Irish people across Britain.
The Inspiring Ireland 1916 London collection day takes place in the Embassy of Ireland on Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 11am to 4pm. To participate please complete the pre-appointment object registration form online or contact Irish in Britain (Tel. 00 44 20 7697 4081) for registration forms. Appointments will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment.