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 ***
- ## 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 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
- ## 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.
- ## 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 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.
- ## Fianna Fail
- This website outlines the commemorative programme for the centenary of the Easter Rising, 1916 organised by Fianna Fail.
- ## Guns of Ireland
- Musical production at Tri-Cities Prep High School, Pasco, Washington
- ## 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 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 Story, The
- The Irish Story is a blog that features articles and book reviews on Irish history.
- ## 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.
- ## 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 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.
- ## 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.
- ## Sinn Fein
- Official website of a political party active in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
- ## TheJournal.ie
- TheJournal.ie is a news website that contains a substantial number of articles on the Easter Rising, 1916