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Inspiring Ireland 1916 Public Memorabilia Collection Days

Inspiring Ireland 1916 Public Memorabilia Collection Days - London, New York and Belfast

1916 memorabilia collection day in the National Library of Ireland, 2015. Photo: Caroline McGee

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.

Inspiring Ireland 1916 is a single online portal that tells the public and private stories about everyday life in Ireland in 1916. Launched in January 2016, the site has already attracted global attention. It allows users worldwide to discover and make personal connections between private objects and memories relating to 1916, and the extensive collections of Irish cultural Institutions and archives of the national public broadcasting service.

These collection days 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

INSPIRING IRELAND 1916 COLLECTION DAY - LONDON

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.

INSPIRING IRELAND 1916 COLLECTION DAY - NEW YORK CITY

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 New York collection day is being organized in partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland in New York City and Glucksman Ireland House, the centre for Irish and Irish-American Studies at New York University. Glucksman Ireland House provides access to Irish and Irish-American culture and fosters excellence in the study of Ireland, Irish America, and the global Irish Diaspora.

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 New York collection day takes place in Glucksman Ireland House, New York City on Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 1pm to 6pm. To participate please complete the pre-appointment object registration form online or contact Glucksman Ireland House (Tel. 00 1 212 998-3952) for registration forms. Appointments will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

INSPIRING IRELAND 1916 COLLECTION DAY - BELFAST

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 Belfast collection day is being organized in partnership with the Belfast City Council and the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI), the official place of deposit for public records in Northern Ireland.

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 Belfast collection day takes place in PRONI, Belfast on Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 11am to 4pm. To participate please complete the pre-appointment object registration form online or contact PRONI for registration forms. Appointments will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis. You will be contacted to schedule an appointment.

Details of all Ireland 2016 events and special initiatives are available at www.ireland.ie.

 

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