Monday 6 April 2020

Irish government issues list of digital resources to support cultural & community life during the pandemic

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has issued a list of digital cultural resources. It follows Minister Madigan's announcement on Friday of steps being taken during the pandemic to protect and support the artistic and cultural life of the nation.

The listed resources range from online exhibitions, heritage lectures and Irish language learning to some websites that most Irish genealogists will already be familiar with, such as, and (the latter two gratefully accepting volunteers to transcribe some of their material) and historical documents searchable on the National Library website.

For some reason, the National Archives of Ireland has not been included in the listing, even though its dedicated Genealogy website is a recommended first port of call for family historians, and it also has a good number of online exhibitions on its main website.