DATE: Ongoing 2016
A dedicated digital platform has been created on the National Folklore Collection website (www.ucd.ie/folklore) to host material from personal inherited reminiscences of the 1916 Rising and its aftermath that are in the care of the National Folklore Collection. These items range from handwritten transcripts of interviews made in the 1930s and 1940s to tape-recorded interviews made in the 1970s and subsequent years.
The platform has Irish and English-language versions available with up to 100 audio clips with transcriptions, video clips and an estimated 600 scanned colour images of hand-written reminiscences.
As a major holder of archives of national and international significance relating to the period 1912 to 1923, UCD’s vision for these commemorations is to inform national debate and understanding with an objective scholarly voice, in a manner that brings education and new perspectives to the fore.
This project has been funded by