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Digital Repository of Ireland INSPIRING IRELAND 1916 
Public Memorabilia Collection Day, London, Saturday March 19, 2016

In partnership with
Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain and Irish in Britain Network
As part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

BOOKED OUT! Thank you for your interest.
See DRI social media channels for updates: 
@dri_ireland  & www.facebook/digitalrepositoryireland

Caroline McGee,
Digital Repository of Ireland (c.mcgee@ria.ie) 
Fiona Smith,
 Irish in Britain (fsmith@irishinbritain.org) http://irishinbritain.org/
Clare Brosnan,
Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain (clare.brosnan@dfa.ie)

Inspiring Ireland 1916 Public Memorabilia Collection Day
Embassy of Ireland, London, March 19, 2016

On March 19, 2016, Digital Repository of Ireland will hold a public memorabilia ‘collection day’ in London to enable members of the public in Britain to share their personal objects (such as letters, diaries, photographs and ephemera) as well as family stories related to 1916, and to have this material digitised by experts, free of charge.  

The digitised material will then be preserved and displayed within Inspiring Ireland 1916, a series of online exhibitions that form part of the multimedia, multiple award-winning website Inspiring Ireland. (www.inspiring-ireland.ie) Created in partnership with Ireland's national cultural institutions and public broadcaster, these new exhibitions use fascinating objects from public and private collections, together with expert interpretation, to tell the stories of people whose lives were changed by the events of this year and paint a vivid picture of everyday life in Ireland at this time.  

Inspiring Ireland is built on the preservation infrastructure of the Digital Repository ofIreland, which means that digital objects are preserved for long-term access and discovery, ensuring Ireland’s digital cultural heritage is available to people worldwide for posterity.  

The collection day is part of the Irish Government’s 1916 Centenary Programme and is being organized in partnership with the Embassy of Ireland and Irish in Britain, the leading network for Irish community organisations and Irish individuals in Britain. The network and its Members are the foundation of Irish community life in Britain and their mission is to make a difference to the lives and experiences of Irish people across Britain.  

Thank you for your interest. See our social media channels for updates
@dri_ireland  & www.facebook/digitalrepositoryireland

Caroline McGee, Digital Repository of Ireland, E: c.mcgee@ria.ie  
Digital Repository of Ireland: http://repository.dri.ie; & www.dri.ie

Fiona Smith, Irish in Britain, E: fsmith@irishinbritain.org Irish in Britain: http://irishinbritain.org/

Clare Brosnan, Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain, E: clare.brosnan@dfa.ie Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain: https://dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/
Objects that can be digitized: 

Diaries, journals, official and personal letters, photographs, posters, artefacts, clothing and ephemera related to events surrounding the 1916 Easter Rising and contemporary life during that year.

1) This is a pre-appointment object registration form. Capacity at the venue is limited. Appointments will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.
2) We can only digitise original objects i.e. no copies, photocopies or facsimilies
3) In order to have the object digitised you must hold the copyright to the object or be able to provide information about  its provenance and creator.
4) Digitised objects, free from copyright claims, will be preserved and exhibited  within Inspiring Ireland (www.inspiring-ireland.ie) under a Creative Commons licensing agreement (CC-BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0) Digitised objects bound by copyright may be published with an attribution to the copyright holder (“All Rights Reserved”)
5) We cannot assess the financial value of your object
6) We cannot store your object(s) prior, during or after the public memorabilia collection day.

MUST be completed for every object being contributed

Full Name:

Contact number:



Describe Your Object(s)

Please list items individually.
Describe each one eg. size, colour, shape, features (especially if they are unusual), words or emblems. 
Give an approximate date for when the object was made.
Say what material it is made from.
e.g. (1) Easter Week diary, April, 1916, paper.
Outside cover: brown leather cover stamped with a small gold harp.
Inside cover: printed by Maunsel Roberts, Dublin, lined paper pages, entries are written in pencil (faded in parts), some pages contain pencil drawings of soldiers and civilians (unidentified).
Tell Your Story

Tell us how the object(s) you have described are connected to you and to 1916 
e.g. The diary belonged to my grandmother who was a member of Cumann na mBan in 1916.
She fought alongside Countess Markievicz in the College of Surgeons, St. Stephen's Green.
She was awarded a medal of service in recognition of this activity by the President of Ireland in 1942.
She moved to (
precise location) in June 1916 and later married and had a family. She told me many stories about her life during 1916. 
What's Next?

After you complete this form, click to submit it. You will be contacted by a member of the team to arrange an appointment. 

If you are not the copyright-holder of the object (s) being contributed (or their authorised deputy), a member of the team will contact you to arrange for an Inspiring Ireland permission form to be signed before booking your appointment.  contributors will be contacted

The Inspiring Ireland 1916 Collection Day will be held in the Embassy of Ireland, London, SW1 on March 19, 2016. Capacity at the Embassy is limited. Appointments will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis.


Caroline McGee, Digital Repository of Ireland, 
E: c.mcgee@ria.ie 
Digital Repository of Ireland: http://repository.dri.ie; & www.dri.ie 

Fiona Smith, Irish in Britain
E: fsmith@irishinbritain.org
Irish in Britain: http://irishinbritain.org/

Clare Brosnan, Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain
E: clare.brosnan@dfa.ie
Embassy of Ireland, Great Britain: https://dfa.ie/irish-embassy/great-britain/
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