We are pleased to announce that the Decade of Centenaries Timeline has been nominated for the Celtic Media Festival Kieran Hegarty Award For Innovation. The nomination coincides with the publication of our booklet of Decade of Centenaries Suggested Activities to accompany the website.
The Decade of Centenaries timeline website was launched on 20th June at PRONI. The aims of the launch were: to introduce the audience to the website, to use it to showcase the content of local archives and to encourage the audience to undertake their own research. Speakers included Dr Éamon Phoenix, Deirdre MacBride, CRC and Stephen Scarf, PRONI. Continue reading “Decade of Centenaries Timeline Website Launch”
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”