In referance to the previous news item posted on these webpages on the 6th April, The local authority's Heritage Officer has informed us that the consultation period for submissions on the Plan has been extended to Friday, May 31st and a public meeting on this matter will be held at Abbeyleix Heritage House on Monday, 27 May, 8pm.
The Allen Library, Nth. Richmond Street, Dublin 1 holds material relating to the history of modern Ireland, mainly focusing on the years 1916-1922, although it also holds earlier and later material. In the 1940’s Br. William Palladius Allen, after whom the present library is named, was put in charge of managing the collection.
During his years as Curator the library and archival collection expanded.
Today the archival collection includes papers and photographs of prominent people such as Dr Kathleen Lynn, Madeline ffrench Mullen, Alice Milligan, Áine Ceannt, Grace Plunkett, Constance Markievicz, Daniel O’Connell, Seán T.
O’Ceallaigh, Éamonn Ceannt, Patrick Pearse, Frank Flood, Roger Casement and Robert Monteith. As part of a new outreach initiative the Allen Library is looking for the public to help in identifying some images from the collection.
In order to do this they will be displaying a number of photographs on its new Flickr page at http://www.flickr.com/photos/allenlibrary/
Rather than describing for example a photograph of an unknown Irish Volunteer it is hoped that the public will be able to assist in identifying that particular Irish Volunteer.
The Archives and Records Association Ireland Newsletter Spring 2013 is now available to view...
Click here for ARA Ireland Newsletter Winter 2012
Laois County Council have released a Draft Heritage Plan for 2013 - 2018 for public consultation. This will be the third Heritage Plan for County Laois. Submissions on all aspects of the plan are invited from the public, State and Semi-State organsiations, Agencies, professional bodies, non-Governmental Organisations and Communty Groups, by 17th May 2013.
These guidelines outline and explain best practice for the indexing of archival fonds in Ireland. They cover the creation of index terms, also known as ‘access points’, for persons, families, corporate bodies, places, and subjects.
The story of an unlikely friendship between British soldiers and their IRA captors during the Irish War of Independence is told in Guests of the Nation (1935), a silent film presented by the Irish Film Institute with live orchestral accompaniment at the Barbican, London at 4pm on April 14th. Tickets are available now from the Barbican.
Celebrating the establishment of the first Cork School of Anatomy and the extraordinary contribution by a group of Cork anatomists to the subsequent development of the discipline in the 19th century.
- RTE’s Dead Money rises to IFTAs shortlist
- ARA IRELAND NEWSLETTER WINTER 2012
- Digital Archiving in Ireland
- Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837 & Irish Soldiers' Wills 1914-17 now online
- Access to the Irish Army Census 1922 documents
- Bolg Salathar Gaelach or An Irish Miscellany now Online
- Proposed merger off
- NAI Records on CAIN