There is a great range of content available across all platforms that explore the Decade of Centenaries. Some resources like RTE’s Century Ireland cover the whole period whereas others such as Ireland’s Memorial Records focus on a specific event or topic. For the Decade of Centenaries timeline, I am using a range sources of information to ensure the content will be accurate, balanced and engaging. Continue reading “Decade of Centenaries Resources”
Digital Key is producing an interactive, illustrated timeline for the NI Community Relations Council. The Decade of Centenaries timeline will be free to use and will reflect the objectives of the CRC’s Remembering the Future – A Decade of Anniversaries initiative. Continue reading “Decade of Centenaries Timeline”
I visited Derry a few weeks ago for another round of Siege of Derry app testing. In between circuits of the walls I was able to visit the city’s First World War memorials to see if I could discover my great-uncle’s inscription. I visited the beautifully restored St Columb’s Cathedral and was able to locate the First World War memorial half way down the north aisle. The memorial consists of a bronze plaque surrounded by carved white stone. I read the list of the names of soldiers who died during the war and found my uncle’s name; Robert Hamilton. Above the list, the dedication reads: Continue reading “First World War Memorials Derry”
More than half of young Britons are unable to name the years the First World War started and ended, according to a survey which highlights a “shaky” grasp of even basic details about the conflict.