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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

'Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University digitizes' historic news edition of Rising

 
Credit to Quinnipiac University
 
Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University "has digitized the first issue of “The Weekly Irish Times” to be published in Dublin immediately following the Easter Rising," according to a release
 
"The first issue is featured in the institute’s exhibit, 'The Seed of the People: 1916 Remembered,' which runs from March 23-Sept. 30 in the Lender Family Special Collection Room, located in the Arnold Bernhard Library, on the Mount Carmel Campus," the release said.
 
 
"Christine Kinealy, director of the institute, worked with Mary Glynn, information analytics manager at Quinnipiac, to make all 12 pages of the newspaper available for viewing and research at http://www.quinnipiac.edu/IGHICollection."
 
Image from Ireland's Great Hunger Museum - Helen Bennett
“Newspapers provide a fascinating window into the past,” Kinealy said, also in he release. “This edition is particularly poignant as it brings the first news of the men executed for taking part in the Rising. We are delighted to make it freely available to anybody interested in learning more about the Rising and its immediate aftermath.”
 
This year is the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland, "a rebellion that changed the course of modern Ireland and led to its independence."
 
 
 The exhibit honors one of the most pivotal years in Irish history, when a small group of men and women in Dublin rebelled against the British Empire.
 
Image from Ireland's Great Hunger Museum - Helen Bennett
The institute’s exhibit also "features both a full Proclamation of the Irish Republic, which is being loaned to the institute by Jim Callery of Strokestown House in County Roscommon, Ireland, and a rare half copy of the Proclamation, considered to be one of the most important documents in Irish history, which is on loan from Todd Allen of New Jersey," the release said.
 
Exhibit hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
 
 
 
Also noted in the release:
 
In addition to “The Seed of the People: 1916 Remembered,” Quinnipiac will screen the documentary film, “1916: Irish Rebellion,” on Sept. 29 from 4-7 p.m. in the Mount Carmel Auditorium in the Center for Communications and Engineering. A panel discussion will follow with faculty from Quinnipiac and the University of Notre Dame.   
 
All events are open to the public. For more information about institute events, call 203-582-7809.
 
"Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University is a scholarly resource that uses lectures, conferences, courses and publications, to provide a deeper understanding of the causes and consequences of the Irish Famine, also known as An Gorta Mór. The Institute also fosters an appreciation for Irish culture and history."
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