In summer 1914 a war broke out in Europe that would change the world forever. In Ireland, many supported the cause and joined up or travelled to serve in nursing and auxiliary services. Others objected to the war on moral, social or political grounds. By the time the conflict ended in 1918, its impact had been felt through the length and breadth of the country.
A unique Irish manuscript relating to the history and genealogy of The O’Reilly clan from the Kingdom of Breifne – today the modern County Cavan – was launched in a limited edition of 225 copies in Belfast this week.
Jura a Scottish island wins the Community Archive of the Year for its Oral History Project for creation of asearchable digital catalogue of audio and metadata for nearly 1000 records from 180 sources. The scope of the projectcover interviewing people of their memories of the Islands unique way of life and create a new sound archive.
The full press release is available here.
These records contain details of soldiers from the city who fought and died during the First World War.
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín said: “The digitisation of the Memorial records will enable people to better access information on the young people, from all backgrounds, who died in the First World War.
The family of the late Professor Kevin Boyle, co-founder of the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR), has kindly deposited the Kevin Boyle archive at the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. This important archive has much to say about the pursuit of human rights in Ireland, the UK and internationally. The Archive will be launched at a series of events at NUI Galway on the 28th November 2014. A day-long symposium, organised by the ICHR and the School of Law, will bring together leading human rights scholars and activists to address the theme “The Human Rights Scholar-Activist or Activist-Scholar" and will also explore issues of human rights, archives and memorialisation. The keynote speaker is Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairperson of the UN Human Rights Committee.
A new co-exhibition, “Unchanged but the Spirit. . . ’, launching 7 October 2014, between the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway the Russian State Art Library, Moscow, will for the first time in Ireland, present archive material on the production and stage history of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, from initial staging in 19th Century Russia to later adaptations in contemporary Ireland.