Digital Repository of Ireland Demonstrator Projects

  1. The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland. It is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising. Our collection spans over 2000 letters relating to various topics, including literature and art, the Great War, politics, business, and ordinary life. Through these letters we are bringing to life the written words, the last words, the unspoken words, and the forgotten words. We are creating an online collection for the public, created by the public, which will add a new perspective to the events of the period, a confidential and intimate glimpse into early 20th Century life in Ireland, as well as how Irish politics was viewed internationally.

    Explore the collection here: repository.dri.ie//catalog/5999sh95k

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  2. The Clarke Stained Glass Studios Collection contains stained glass designs, colour schemes, opus sectile designs, architects' blueprints and plans, photographs, documentation about sales and orders, correspondence, financial records, staffing records, and research documentation related to stained glass work executed by the Clarke Studios, Dublin from 1893 to 1972.
    Some materials were donated to Trinity College Library by the Clarke family in 1973, and others were acquired by Trinity College Library from David Clarke in October 2002

    Explore the collection here: repository.dri.ie//catalog/9593zf44k

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  3. Irish Lifetimes captures the life stories of 'ordinary' Irish people who have grown up in different historical periods, from our oldest citizens to contemporary children, by drawing on qualitative data at the Irish Qualitative Data Archive, and by doing so provides a comprehensive record of changing lives and times in Ireland since the foundation of the state. Collections that are currently included in Irish Lifetimes are the 'Life Histories and Social Change' collection which is a large collection of life story interviews made available in the DRI as text transcripts and as short, topic-focused audio clips; and the 'New Urban Living' collection which is a collection of essays written by primary school children from four Irish suburbs about their local area in 2002 – 2004, at the height of the ‘Celtic Tiger’ boom.

    Explore the collectionn here: repository.dri.ie/catalog/9593xp97w

    Irish Lifetimes images courtesy of the National Library of Ireland, Wiltshire Collection courtesy of the National Library of Ireland, and Geraghty family.

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  4. The Kilkenny Design Workshops were founded in 1963 by Córas Tráchtála, the Irish Export Board, in a radical move which in effect established a state-sponsored design research and development body tasked with improving the design of Irish products and thereby increase exports. The Kilkenny Design Workshops Archive was donated to the National Irish Visual Arts Library by the Crafts Council of Ireland in 2001. The major part of the Archive consists of photographic material – photographic prints and negatives, 35mm slides and large-scale transparencies – which document all aspects of the Kilkenny Design Workshops. The Archive also includes material recording Kilkenny Design Workshop exhibitions and events, educational material, drawings and ephemera.

    Explore the collection here: repository.dri.ie//catalog/5999n9755

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  5. Seán Mac Giollarnáth (1880-1970), folklorist and writer, compiled a renowned manuscript collection, mostly of folklore material, while he was district justice in Conamara (1925-1950). The original manuscripts are currently held at NUI Galway in Ionad an Acadaimh, Carna.
    The ‘Scanned Manuscript Pages’ collection is part of the Seán Mac Giollarnáth digital collection which is available on DRI. This collection consists of PDF image files of each individual page of each manuscript.

    Explore the collection here: repository.dri.ie//catalog/95942h48r

    Béaloideasóir agus scríbhneoir é Seán Mac Giollarnáth (1880-1970). Chuir sé bailiúchán iomráiteach lámhscríbhinní le chéile, ábhar béaloidis a fhormhór, nuair a bhí sé ina bhreitheamh chúirt dúiche i gConamara (1925-1950). Tá na bunlámhscríbhinní lonnaithe anois le OÉ Gaillimh in Ionad an Acadaimh, Carna.
    Cuid de bhailiúchán digiteach Sheáin Mhic Ghiollarnáth atá ar fáil ar DRI é an bailiúchán seo, ‘Leathanaigh Scanta na Lámhscríbhinní'. Tugtar comhaid íomhá PDF sa mbailiúchán seo de gach leathanach scanta de gach lámhscríbhinn.

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Digital Repository of Ireland Demonstrator Projects

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The videos in this channel showcase the fascinating projects that form the initial collections in the Digital Repository of Ireland, which was officially launched on 25 June 2015.
These include the Letters of 1916 Collection, the Clarke Stained Glass…


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The videos in this channel showcase the fascinating projects that form the initial collections in the Digital Repository of Ireland, which was officially launched on 25 June 2015.
These include the Letters of 1916 Collection, the Clarke Stained Glass Studios Collection, the Life Histories and Social Change Collection, the Kilkenny Design Workshop Archive, Bailiúchán Sheáin Mhic Ghiollarnáth and the Teresa Deevy Archive.

Explore these and other collections in our repository: repository.dri.ie/

Irish Lifetimes images courtesy of the National Library of Ireland, Wiltshire Collection courtesy of the National Library of Ireland, and Geraghty family.

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