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Inspiring Ireland 1916 In the News

Jimmy Deenihan TD. with Dr Natalie Harrower, Director of Digital Repository Ireland at the launch of Inspiring Ireland 1916 in the Royal Irish Acadamy in Dawson Street last night. Photo: Tony Gavin, Irish Independent

Following on from the official launch of Inspiring Ireland 1916 on Tuesday 19 January 2016, the exhibitions have attracted attention in the media. The launch, attended by a wide range of representatives from Ireland's leading cultural institutions, as well as from Government departments, took place in the Royal Irish Academy and featured speeches and presentations by Professor Mary Daly, President of the Royal Irish Academy, Dr Natalie Harrower, Director of the Digital Repository of Ireland, and Minister of State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD.

RTE News focused on the fascinating story of Lizzie Walsh, part of 'Women and the Rising', the first of a series of 1916 exhibitions to be rolled out by the project in 2016. Silicon Republic described the scope of 'Women and the Rising' and the role Inspiring Ireland 1916 plays in the wider context of centenary celebrations, while the Irish Independent noted the project's significance in reaching out to the Irish diaspora. A story also appeared on the Irish tech website TechCentral.

The Global Irish Newsletter, a publication issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFA) and distributed to the Irish Diaspora, also featured the Inspiring Ireland 1916 launch. To subscribe to the newsletter, visit the DFA website.

To explore 'Women and the Rising' and the upcoming Inspiring Ireland 1916 collections, go to http://www.inspiring-ireland.ie/1916. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the Inspiring Ireland hashtag or via the DRI Twitter account.