Thursday 28 January 2016

UCD & Irish Examiner launch The Irish Revolution
The Irish Revolution is another multi-media online exploration of 1916 to 1923 in Ireland. It's a collaborative online project between University College Cork (UCD) and the Irish Examiner newspaper.

The new website says it aims to inform and engage readers with a wide variety of authoritative and entertaining content that records the social, cultural and political events that shaped Ireland.

It seeks to become a unique educational and research tool for all ages and interests, and to stimulate debate among all ages and in both England and Irish, as the nation considers its aspirations for the next 100 years.

Such earnest focus doesn't mean the content is unduly heavy. There are newspaper reports from the period, features about secretive and un-reported planning for the Rising, witness statements, Police 'Movement of Extremists' reports, exclusive footage from the film Birth of a Nation by Corkman Gerard McCarthy, and information on 1916+ themed news and events.

There's even a 'History of Ireland in 6 minutes' video (by John D Duddy), which rattles through the centuries from the Stone Age to 2015. Keep up!