Open Call for Letters:
New 1916 Project Is Crowd-Sourcing for History

Students at Trinity College Dublin’s M.Phil. in Digital Humanities and Culture want your Irish letters, as long as they were written between November 1, 1915 and October 31, 1916. In Ireland’s first crowd-sourced letters project, researchers at TCD are aiming to shed light on what the average citizenry was up to in the six months before and after the 1916 Easter Rising. The project, Letters...

The Wicklow Mountains, Co Wicklow. Photo by Michelle Meagher.

All Around Ireland

Michelle Meagher’s photographs of her first trip to Ireland. Wicklow Mountains, County Wicklow. This panoramic view of the Wicklow Mountains and Lake is my favorite of all the pictures I captured on my very first trip to Ireland over the summer. My boyfriend, Brendan, who acted as my tour guide, pulled over on an almost nonexistent shoulder so I could take a few photographs of one of...


Irish at the Emmys

Last night the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at Los Angeles’s Nokia Theater. Though they were hosted by Irish American Neil Patrick Harris, that’s almost all the stage time descendants of Erin got for the three-hour ceremony. The other biggest presence on stage was The Colbert Report, which finally beat out the perennial favorite The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to take home the...


Kennedy Summer School
Begins in New Ross Sept. 12th

This Thursday, the penultimate event of the JFK 50 commemorations in New Ross kick off. From September 12th through the 14th, the Kennedy Summer School, organized in association with the JFK Trust and supported by Fáilte Ireland and Wexford Local Development Limited, aims to bring a collegial tenor to the year’s events. The theme for the Summer School is the changed relationship between...