Ed Kelly
Written by Ed Kelly on 14 July 2015

The website is an innovative historical archive that looks to explore, understand and follow the Irish story of the Gallipolli campaign 100 years ago. There is no other historical archive website like it as it details various aspects of life on the peninsula, explores the Irish experience of Gallipoli and uses diary accounts from eyewitnesses for each day of the campaign.

"The aim of this website, alongside other projects, exhibitions and performances around the country is to shine a light on the Irish experience of Gallipoli. Put simply, what happened there and what are the stories of those who served and in many cases died?”
- Century Ireland.

The site features:

  • A series of guides explaining the background to the campaign and the Irish involvement.
  • A daily news tracker detailing events on the peninsula as they happened.
  • Daily eyewitness accounts from 8 Irish people who took part in the campaign.
  • Daily reports from the regimental diaries of the 4 Irish regiments that fought.
  • A daily death notice of an Irishman who died at Gallipoli.
  • A series of films, radio broadcasts and podcasts made by Boston College or RTE which focus on different aspects of the campaign.
  • A series of galleries containing over 500 images from Gallipoli in 1915.
  • Education packs for use across the various age groups in schools.

The project was launched and funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and The Irish in Gallipoli website is part of a larger Decade of Centenaries programme in Ireland. The award winning main Century Ireland website, also designed by Kooba was another collaboration between RTÉ and Boston College, launched in May 2013 and will run for the duration of the centenary decade.
 

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.