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 Siege! at Carrickfergus Castle App is now available to download for free for Android and Apple mobile devices. The Siege! app contains a mission-style game and an interactive map that explores Anglo-Norman military strategy and the defensive architecture of the Carrickfergus Castle. The game is best played on location at the castle and uses interactive role-play and atmospheric video to bring the 1315-16 Bruce siege to life.
Edward Bruce invaded Ireland in 1315. Carrickfergus Castle was the Earl of Ulster’s seat of administration, it was of strategic importance and key to a successful campaign in Ulster. Edward Bruce lay siege to the castle for a year between september 1315-1316. The siege of Carrickfergus Castle app is based on Bruce’s siege of Carrickfergus Castle. The following research was used to create the game’s narrative and provides historical context. Continue reading “Edward Bruce’s Invasion of Ireland”
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.