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Beyond the Blog

Throughout 2015 and 2016 our blog featured weekly posts relating to events surrounding Ireland in 1916. Each post called into focus a particular work or archive from the Research Collections holdings. As the blog expanded so too did our ability to contribute towards other 1916 related projects and features:

Online Exhibition

An online exhibition of photographs taken by Thomas Johnston Westropp of the immediate aftermath of the 1916 Easter Rising.

TCD MS 5870 f5r The chimney's of the Hotel Metropole, Sackville Street


The Guardian: A feature on the Library’s copy of the 1916 Proclamation.

Irish Examiner: Regular features from our blog as part of the Irish Revolution series.

Irish Times: ‘GPO Proclamation hid 11 British army recruiting posters’.

Twitter: Use our hashtag #TCD1916 to discover more about our Twitter account @TCDLib1916.

Books Ireland: Guest blog post by Shane Mawe on the Changed Utterly project.

Changed Utterly: recording and reflecting on the Rising 1916-2016: Video feature on the March 2016 Old Library exhibition.

Trinity Historians on 1916 Rising and the Proclamation: Watch Professors Eunan O’Halpin, Jane Ohlmeyer and Patrick Geoghegan in the Old Library, Trinity College Dublin discuss the 1916 Easter Rising.


Estelle Gittins March 2016 RLUK conference talk: A concise talk on the decade of commemoration initiatives from the Library of Trinity College Dublin.

Letters of 1916: A crowd sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Rising.

Trinity and the Rising programme (pdf): 44 page booklet produced by Aoife Ní Mhaoláin covering the history of Trinity during the Rising and recording the events to commemorate the centenary.

Irish Lives in War and Revolution: MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) exploring how people experienced war and revolution in Ireland between 1912 and 1923.

The Proclamation Translated: The Centre for Literary Translations has completed the translation of the 1916 Proclamation into the languages taught at Trinity College Dublin.

Digital copy of The Proclamation: See our blog post ‘Among the Nations’ for more information on our copy of the 1916 Proclamation.