Ed Kelly
Written by Ed Kelly on 29 April 2016

Kooba are delighted to continue our involvement with Century Ireland Boston College and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in bringing to life the events of 1916 via our innovative and award winning online archive.

Century Ireland is a unique project for online realtime digital history and has co-operated with various partners to bring the Decade of Centenaries to life – it is a major legacy project for the state as it combines the events if 1913-23 from a historical perspective as well as archiving the acts of commemoration from the 2013-23 period.

Vist the site at: http://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/easterrising

Kooba are extremely proud to be part of such a large-scale project.

The site features:

  • A series of features relating to 1916 including the destruction of city, the women of 1916, the lead up to the rebellion, the British and 1916 and much more. These pieces have been specially commissioned from a wide range of leading historians from across the world.
  • A series of pictorial galleries showcasing images from 1916 and newly digitised collections from the national cultural institutions.
  • Coverage of all the main people and places of 1916 with specially commissioned films about the signatories was and key historical locations.
  • Archival material from Century Ireland and the RTE  – both video and audio – featuring interviews with those who took part in the Rising as well as contextual pieces about the 2016  commemorations.
  • Special school’s material from the Department of Education’s, including  objects, from our national cultural institutions, that relate to 1916 and include lesson plans for various age groups.

“Century Ireland has been providing an unrivalled online catalogue through the decade of centenaries with fascinating real-time news reports and other material on the events of 100 years ago. I am delighted that my Department was in a position to support this latest venture; a dedicated online resource on 1916. The archival material from the Rising period and its aftermath is particularly fascinating. This site is another great additional to the wide array of digital material coming online as part of Ireland 2016 which is helping to bring our history to the widest possible audience.”

Speaking at the launch, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD

Ed Kelly

Author: Ed’s office mug says ‘I’d rather be in Sligo’ but no one really believes he’s from there, even though he is. He's also Creative Director at Kooba and in charge of colours, shapes and floating behind the designers screens offering annoying but impressive advice.