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Launch of Inspiring Ireland 1916

22 January 2016
Inspiring Ireland Brings the Public and Private Stories of 1916 to the World.

At a busy launch on Tuesday January 19 in the Royal Irish Academy, Minister of State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD., revealed an exciting new phase of the Digital Repository of Ireland’s Inspiring Ireland project. Inspiring Ireland 1916: Weaving Public and Private Narratives uses fascinating objects from national cultural institutions and private collections -- digitised photos, diaries, posters, aural recordings, video, and ephemera -- to tell the stories that surround the Rising, and paint a picture of everyday lives in 1916.

Inspiring Ireland is built on the preservation infrastructure of the Digital Repository of Ireland, which means that digital objects are preserved for long term access and discovery.

The first of these exhibitions, Women and the Rising, tells the sometimes-forgotten stories of the women of 1916. It will be followed in the coming months by more curated exhibitions, available at http://www.inspiring-ireland.ie/1916

This digital cultural heritage preservation project has been designed by the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) at the Royal Irish Academy and is part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. 

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