Take part in 1916 Letters project

A drive to create a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising is underway and you can help to contribute.

Letters 1916 is the first public humanities project in Ireland which is attempting to gather a pool of letters written between November 1, 1915 and 31 October, 1916.

The project is encouraging anyone with copies of letters from the time to upload them to their database or help by transcribing previously uploaded letters.

There are over 1,000 letters currently on the site, including many still up for transcription, and include words from private individuals, soldiers and officials commenting on the Easter Rising, the First World War and ordinary life. 

Click here to find out more information and to take part in the 1916 Letters project.