1916 Rising experience of Loreto Convent to be digitised

The Irish Research Council has announced over €144,000 in funding for 1916-themed research projects.  Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Council, announced details of the projects today (19.04.16).

In total, 17 projects from higher education institutions nationwide are receiving €144,210.

They include a UCD project that focuses on the Annals that were kept during Easter Week 1916, at Loreto Convent, St Stephens Green and at the Loreto Mother House, Rathfarnham Abbey.

It was digitised as part of the Sequestered: ‘Loreto the Green and 1916’ project. The principal investigator for the project was Dr. Deirdre Raftery, School of Education, University College Dublin. The project was funded by the Irish Research Council as part of their Ireland ‘New Foundations: Decade of Centenaries’ Scheme’ 2016, to which Dr. Raftery made a successful application.

The funding received from the Irish Research Council will create an open-access digital repository and online exhibition exploring their experiences.

Read further details of the range of funded projects on the IRC website.

Pictured at the launch event:  L-R: Dr Niamh Moore-Cherry (UCD), Dr John Howard (UCD Library), Dr Amber Cushing (UCD), Dr Lisa Godson (NCAD), Prof Jane Ohlmeyer (Chair, Irish Research Council), Dr Ciara Breathnach (UL), Dr Armida de la Garza (UCC) and Dr Eucharia Meehan (Director, Irish Research Council).

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