Government approves 1916 commemorative centre plans for Dublin's Moore Street

Plans for a new 1916 commemorative centre in Dublin's Moore Street have been given the final go-ahead by the Government.Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan

Development company Chartered Land, which has planning permission for a massive retail development surrounding the site, has said it hopes to begin work as soon as possible.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has also added a number of conditions including scrapping an underground carpark planned to be built under the monument and that back yards of the buildings will have to preserved, meaning the retail development will be further removed from it.

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On-line Archive Exhibition Commemorating the Irish Volunteers, Galway City Corps

 As an action of the County of Galway Decade of Commemorations Strategy 2013 – 2023 Galway County Council Archives has complied an on-line exhibition commemorating the Irish Volunteers, Galway City Corps.  The exhibition, which will be launched by the Mayor of the County of Galway, Councillor Liam Carroll on 28th April, includes exciting original source material recording the development of the Volunteers in Galway City in 1914.  It also includes records documenting the split in the organisation following the outbreak of World War I.

Cork Archives Online Archive

Cork City and County Archives have made their collections catalogue available online. 

The catalogue contains detailed descriptions of archives and manuscripts in the Cork Archives that are available for research, from collection level down to series and item levels.

Archival material described in the catalogue can be accessed by appointment in their Reading Room. Some collections have access restrictions.

Where an online digital copy of a document is available, a link is included within the description. There are also links to full descriptive lists in adobe acrobat (pdf) format that contain both an overview, and detailed information, about each collection.

The catalogue is a work in progress and new descriptions are continually being added.

As well as searching the catalogue, it is also advisable to send on an email query to the Archivist, who will facilitate searches of material not yet fully catalogued.

Advance order and photocopy requests may also be sent by email.

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The full catalogue can be viewed here


Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield

Earlier this year the Archives and Records association Ireland circulated a call for papers for a seminar organised by the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield, 'Prepare to Protect', which is now imminent. It will be held on 22 October at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. 
The final programme should become available on Facebook (INCBS), and on the website of the International Council on Monuments and Sites ( over the next few days; The seminar flyer is linked into the image with the most up-to-date information on the event.

Irish Jesuits: Conference and book launch

The Catholic Historical Society of Ireland and the Irish Jesuit Province are hosting a two-day conference in Belvedere College, Dublin 1, on 19-20 September, to mark the bi-centenary of the Restoration of the Jesuits in Ireland (1814). Themes treated will include the Jesuits and: political violence; the Irish language; the Easter Rising; World War I; the labour movement; the sciences; art and architecture. Two archivists will speak at the conference.

Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland (ICRI) Conference

The Institute of Conservator-Restorers in Ireland (ICRI) is holding its biannual conference Conservation Activities in Ireland IV at the National Library of Ireland, Dublin, on Thursday 2 October. Conservators will present a number of recent conservation projects from around Ireland including Clare Island wall paintings, Viking wooden axes, a time capsule from St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, and a Burmese manuscript on ivory.

Galway Rural District Council archive collections

For the Record, The Archives of Galway’s Rural District Councils is an easy to read, eye catching A4 sized guide to the Rural District Council collections held by Galway County Council Archives.  It aims to promote the existence of an important body of primary source material.

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