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The Easter Rising 1916 Web Archive

The Library of Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the British Library are undertaking a collaborative project to identify, collect, and archive, websites that can contribute to an understanding of the causes, course, and consequences of the Easter Rising, 1916.

For a broader outline of the project please click here.

Since its creation the World Wide Web has become deeply ingrained in modern life: it is where we find information, communicate, research, share opinions and ideas, and increasingly live our social lives. While we rely on traditional paper archives today to find out about the past, for anyone in the future trying to understand life in the early 21st century, archived websites will be an invaluable resource.

What will I find in the The Easter Rising 1916 Web Archive?

We aim to preserve social, cultural, political, and educational web resources that will enable critical reflection on this seminal event and the way it is commemorated and engaged with in 2016. Websites are being collected from the Irish and UK web domain and from the domains of countries where the Irish diaspora have a strong presence.

The wide range of the collection reflects the diverse ways in which the Irish and British states, cultural and educational institutions, as well as communities and individuals, are approaching the centenary events.

Have we missed something?

The Easter Rising 1916 Web Archive is an ongoing project and we will continue to collect websites until December 2016. Please contact us if you have any suggestions for the collection.

More about the collection

The Easter Rising 1916 Web Archive will bring together content from two different resources: the Legal Deposit UK Web Archive (LDUKWA) and the Open UK Web Archive (UKWA). Find out more about these archives here.

Find below a selection of websites included to date. Click on a link to see the archived version. To return from an archived resource to The Easter Rising 1916 Web Archive homepage, please use your browser’s ’back’ button.

Please note that the regulations of the Legal Deposit Libraries Act of 2003 limit access to the Legal Deposit UK Web Archive to library-managed PCs within the premises of a Legal Deposit Library.

***To access a website in the Legal Deposit UK Web Archive please use a Bodleian Libraries Reading Room PC ***

## 19162016: Never Forget
Website selling commemorative gifts
## 1916 Rebellion Museum
This is the website of the ‘Save 16 Committee’, a body that campaigns for the for the protection and restoration of No. 16 Moore St. as a memorial to the people and events associated with the end of the 1916 rising.
## 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour
This is the website of the 1916 Rebellion walking tour. It contains a background to the Easter Rising and reviews of books written about the Rising.
## 1916 Relatives Association, The
This is the website of the ‘1916 Relatives Association’ which aims to encourage understanding of the events of 1916 and supports involvement of the relatives of those who died during the Easter Rising in centenary commemorations.
## 1916 remains Unfinished Business
Website of the Republican Sinn Féin National Centenary Committee
## 1916 Rising Centenary Committee
Focuses on role played by the Irish diaspora in Scotland
## 1916 Sackville Street Art Project
This is the website of the ‘1916 Sackville Street Art Project’. The project aims to hold an exhibition of houses in 3D art form commemorating the lives of the ordinary civilians that were killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.
## 1916 Uprising
This company was established to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising in 2016. They have produced Easter Rising centenary commemorative coins to mark the event.
## 2016 a year for National Renewal
Blog entry by Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, reflecting on the implications of the Easter Rising centenary for Irish politics and society today
## Armed Forces Day: Herefordshire 1916 Centenary Commemoration Day
website supporting the UK armed forces
## Army Rumour Service: Dublin University OTC and the 1916 Easter Uprising
Publicly available discussion on the Army Rumour Service forum
## Back-Roads Touring: The 1916 Easter Rising
Back-Roads Touring provide small group and tailormade touring holidays. They offer a range of unusual and leisurely regional tours throughout the UK and Europe.
## BBC News: 1916 commemoration: Royal presence in Dublin unlikely
## BBC News: Easter Rising centenary: Water charges protesters disrupt launch
## BBC.uk: Who owns legacy of 1916 Easter Rising?
## Belfast Live: "Easter Rising - Martin McGuinness says commemorations must be 'mature and inoffensive'"
## Belfast Telegraph: €2 coin to mark the centenary of 1916 Easter Rising
## Belfast Telegraph: Easter Rising: DUP's Foster will have nothing to do with centenary of rebellion in Ireland
## Belfast Telegraph: IRA's numerous atrocities cast a long shadow over Rising centenary
## Belfast Telegraph: Ireland pressures Britain to return pictures in Easter Rising anniversary year
## Belfast Telegraph: Modern Ireland's quiet revolution: An age unimaginable to 1916
## Belfast Telegraph: Rising centenary inclusivity plea
## Belfast Telegraph: Royal family won't get invite to Easter Rising centenary celebrations
## Belfast Telegraph: Unionist squabble over Easter Rising centenary plans
Article about Easter Rising commemoration events in Norther Ireland
## British Embassy Dublin
Information on the services of the British Embassy in the Republic of Ireland
## Cairde na hEireann Liverpool: Easter Rising 1916: How Liverpool Played Its Part
## Catholic Herald: Irish bishops call for ‘radical culture of peace’ as country prepares to mark Easter Rising centenary'
Article on Irish bishops response to the Easter Rising centenary
## Centenary News

News items, videos, details of events, educational resources, and links to articles and blogs about the 2014-18 anniversary of the Great War.

## Changed Utterly: Ireland the Easter Rising
1916 Easter Rising blog created by the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library of Trinity College, Dublin. It consists of blog posts based on the archival materials held by Trinity College Library.
## Come Here to Me
This is a group blog that focuses on the life and culture of Dublin city and includes entries on a range of topics including history and politics.
## Connolly Association: Reclaim 1916
Contains a "proclamation for a new Irish Republic" as part of "Reclaim the Vision of 1916 A Citizens’ Initiative for 2016".
## Contemporary Christianity: 1916: A Hundred Years On
Play commemorating the Easter Rising by Contemporary Christianity
## Contemporary Christianity: Reflecting on reflecting on the 1916 Easter Rising
Article on the Contemporary Christianity Website
## Creative Centenaries: Easter Rising
Easter Rising facet of the Creative Centenaries project
## Daley Irish Tours: 1916 Easter Rising Centenary Tour
website of Irish tour company
## Democratic Unionist Party
Official website of a Northern Irish political party.
## Easter 1916
This website provides a general outline of the events of Easter week, 1916. It contains information on the civilians killed during the Easter Rising as well as the text of Patrick Pearse's graveside oration at the funeral of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa.
## Easter Rising 1916
This organisation produces and sells posters and banners related to the Easter Rising.
## Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain: “Ireland 2016” commemorations programme in Britain.
Minister Flanagan to launch the “Ireland 2016” commemorations programme in Britain.
## Embassy of Ireland in Great Britain: Commemorating 1916
This the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Great Britain. It contains an outline of the initiatives undertaken for the commemoration of the Easter Rising, 1916 in Great Britain and a blog by Ambassador Mulhall which shares his reflections on the Easter Rising and how and why it is commemorated.
## Enemies of the State: The Easter Rising and Irish Detainees in Reading Prison
Blog about the history project of the University of Reading in cooperation with Berkshire Record Office
## Fianna Fail
This website outlines the commemorative programme for the centenary of the Easter Rising, 1916 organised by Fianna Fail.
## Gardiners NMC: Centenary of Delightful Dublin's Easter Rising
Coach tour operator offering tour to Dublin for Easter Rising centenary celebrations
## Great War Forum: Easter Rising
Publicly available discussion thread on the Great War Forum
## Green Curtain Theatre: Easter Rising 1916 Reflections
A festival to encourage and produce new playwriting that shows a connection to the events of Easter 1916 in Dublin with the Irish community in England.
## Guardian, The: Ireland prepares to mark Easter Rising centenary amid fears old tensions may surface
Article by Marita Moloney in The Guardian.
## Guardian, The: What Britain really needs is a memorial to the Easter Rising
Article by Jonathan Jones
## Guns of Ireland
Musical production at Tri-Cities Prep High School, Pasco, Washington
## Herald Scotland: Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland to be commemorated in Scotland
## Herald Scotland: "Singer Eddi Reader, holder of an MBE, criticised for marking anniversary of Easter Rising"
## Hidden Heroes of the Easter Week
Book about volunteers from England who joined the Easter Rising
## Hiraeth: Frongoch commemoration
Commemoration of Frongoch internment camp
## History@Kingston: Reinterpreting Rebellion: the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising
Article from the Kingston University history department's blog
## History Today: Ireland: Easter Rising or Great War?
## Institute of Opinion: Remembering 1916 in Ireland
## Irish Easter Rising Centennial
Website of the Irish Easter Rising Centennial Committee, based in Philadelphia.
## Irish Flag, The
This website has been developed by ‘Scoilnet’.It includes stories and a timeline on the evolution of the Irish tricolour flag.
## Irish History Live: The Easter Rising
A series of lectures on the Easter Rising 1916.
## Irish in Britain: Ireland Inspires Blog: Commemorating the 1916 Centenary in Britain with Irish Ambassador to Britain Dan Mulhall
## Irish in Britain
Irish in Britain was established in 1973 when the Northern and Southern Federations came together to create a single national body. The purpose was to bring together many voices – to share expertise, to represent, to campaign for and support the growth and well–being of the Irish community and the infrastructure around it.
## Irish Medals
This website contains information drawn from a number of archival sources and contains lists of participants in the Easter Rising, 1916, both rebels and Crown forces. It also contains digital images of primary documents and militaria.
## Irish News, The: DUP rejects Easter Rising spend but backs £50,000 Somme centenary
Article about the discussion about funding for commemorative events in Northern Ireland
## Irish Post, The: Britain to mark 1916 centenary with more than 87 events nationwide
An article about the 1916 Rising being commemorated in buildings of cultural significance across Britain next year.
## Irish Post, The: Calls for memorial in Britain for 1916 Easter Rising
An article calls for a memorial in Britain to the 1916 Easter Rising.
## Irish Post, The
Website of The Irish Post
## Irish Republican History & Remembrance, 1916 Easter Rising: Background
A brief synopsis of the historical background to the 1916 Easter Rising.
## Irish Republican History & Remembrance: Easter Rising 1916
A blog post containing the text of the Proclamation of the Republic
## Irish Rising, The
A blog about the Easter Rising
## Irish Story, The
The Irish Story is a blog that features articles and book reviews on Irish history.
## Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation, The
The Irish Volunteers Commemorative Organisation aims to record and preserve the history and artifacts of the Irish Volunteers in the years 1913-1922.
## Irish War, The
This site contains articles, photos, and reminiscences of the Easter Rising 1916 as well as information on medals, militaria, and uniforms of the period.
## Liverpool Easter 1916 Commemoration Committee
Focuses on role played by the Irish diaspora in Liverpool
## Local History from North Kildare
This website features local history from North Kildare and contains information on the Volunteers from the area that fought in the Easter Rising, 1916.
## London Celtic Punks: Connolly Association Fundraiser
Event page for a concert held jointly by the London Celtic Punks and the Connolly Association.
## London Irish Centre
The London Irish Centre (LIC) is the heart of the Irish community in London. The LIC is both a Registered Charity and an Irish community centre in Camden Square, London NW1. The LIC supports Irish people in London and promoting Irish arts and culture.
## London Irish Centre: Reinterpreting the Revolution: A Centenary Discussion on the Easter 1916 Rising
Discussion event organised by the London Irish Centre, on 'Reinterpreting the Rising.'
## London Progressive Journal: Easter Rising 1916
Article about the Easter Rising
## Memorabilia from the 1916 Easter Rising
A website detailing memorabilia from the 1916 Easter Rising, its prelude and aftermath
## National Archives, The: Ireland's Easter Rising 1916
Research guide 'How to look for records of...' by The National Archives
## Nerve Centre: The 1916 Easter Rising
Teaching resources provided by the Nerve Centre's project 'Teaching Divided Histories'
## New Statesman: As the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising approaches, the history wars in Ireland still rage
## ‘Paddy Joe’ (1895-1960): a tribute to a 1916 fighter
This website was created by Jim Stephenson as a tribute to his grandfather Patrick Joseph Stephenson who fought in both the Easter Rising and the War of Independence.
## Photographers Gallery, The : Easter Rising 1916 Sean Sexton Collection
The Easter Rising 1916, an exhibition drawn from Sean Sexton's photographic collection and curated by Luke Dodd.
## Photographers Gallery, The : Easter Rising 1916 Sean Sexton Collection
Article introducing an Easter Rising exhibition
## Queen's University Belfast: Northern Ireland's 2016
A 2014-15 project "approaching the contested commemoration of the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme".
## Queen's University Belfast: Remembering 1916: the Easter Rising, the Somme and the politics of memory
Interdisciplinary conference on the twin legacies of the Easter Rising and the Somme.
## Revolution 1916
This is the website for ‘Revolution 1916’ an exhibition to commemorate the centenary year of the 1916 Rising. It is owned and produced by Ireland 1916 Commemorations Ltd a not for profit company set up to operate Sinn Féin’s 1916 Centenary programme.
## Richmond Barracks
This is the website of a new exhibition centre at Richmond Barracks in Dublin which held prisoners in the aftermath of the Easter Rising, 1916.
## Roger Casement and the Irish Brigade
This website is focused on the history of the ‘Irish Brigade’, the attempt by Sir Roger Casement to recruit Irishmen serving in the British Army who had become prisoners of war during World War I to fight for Irish independence. It contains digital reproductions of numerous primary documents.
## Scotsman, The: Insight: Study of Scots role in Easter Rising controversy
Article about a book by Willy Maley and Kirsty Lusk 'Scotland and the Easter Rising'.
## Sinn Fein
Official website of a political party active in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
## Slugger O'Toole: 1916 Centenary – Cherishing All the Children Equally?
## Slugger O'Toole: Lie Back and Think of Ireland
Review of RTE's mini drama 'Rebellion'.
## socialist action: Lenin and the Easter Rebellion of 1916
Article about the Easter Rising from a Marxist/Leninist perspective.
## Spectator, The: Ireland's getting ready to forget the real Easter Rising
Article by Roy Foster on the Easter Rising commemorations.
## TheJournal.ie
TheJournal.ie is a news website that contains a substantial number of articles on the Easter Rising, 1916
## The Myths Of Easter 1916 – And The Truth/An Sionnach Fionn
The blog focuses on Irish republican news and this article examines what the author describes as ‘The Myths Of Easter 1916 – And The Truth’.
## Trinity College Dublin: Decade of Commemoration
Trinity College, Dublin's website for the Decade of Commemorations. Contains, programme of events, research projects being undertaken, and podcasts of previous events.
## Tyneside Irish Centre: 1916 Centenary Celebrations
1916 centenary celebration organised by the Tyneside Irish Centre
## UK and Ireland
UK government website on British-Irish relations
## University of Glasgow: Reach 06 - Remembering the Easter Rising
Newsletter of the University of Glasgow College of Arts Knowledge Exchange.