Ireland

Exploring Europeana in Czech, Irish, Slovak and Slovenian

Europeana Collections can now be navigated in 4 more languages: Czech, Irish, Slovak and Slovenian. This means that Europeana Collections can now be navigated in 27 languages – each of the 24 official languages of the EU as well as Catalan, Norwegian and Russian. To mark this, we’ve taken a look at some snapshots of collections to […]

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3D model of burial tomb

Exploring 3D on Europeana with Sketchfab

We’re excited to announce a new way to explore cultural heritage in 3D on Europeana Collections using Sketchfab. 3D is a growing and exciting new way to discover cultural heritage online. Europeana Collections aims to continue to innovate to provide you with direct access to cultural heritage whenever possible. With some of our cultural heritage […]

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The song legacy of Scottish-Irish Migration

Among the great many cultural connections between Ireland and Scotland, the mutual influence of each nation’s musical and singing traditions on the other is perhaps one of the most interesting. As a case in point, below are some archival examples which point to the legacy of people travelling back and forward between the two countries, […]

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We’d music sweet to shake our feet: festivals and fair-days in the Irish music tradition

This is the 2nd blog by the Irish Traditional Music Archive. Previously published is The Cat that Ate the Candle and the Ewe with the Crooked Horn.  See also ‘No bees, no honey; no work, no money’ – an introduction to Scottish work songs by Tobar an Dualchais in Schotland. Irish people are often noted for their friendliness […]

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The cat that ate the candle and the ewe with the crooked horn

This blog post was originally released on the Europeana Sounds blog. After a nice journey through Europeana Sounds items related to goats , let’s continue our series on animals and sounds with some fascinating resources held by the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA).

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Field recording Irish traditional music

Today we have a guest post by Maeve Gebruers, Printed Materials Officer at Irish Traditional Music Archive. It was first published on Europeana Sounds blog on August 12, 2015. As well as collecting the contemporary and historic materials of Irish traditional music published by others, the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) has, for the past twenty-three years, operated […]

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Exploring Ireland, the Emerald Isle

Every year, on 17 March, Irish communities around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, or the feast of Saint Patrick. As St. Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, the day is both a cultural and religious celebration, and an important day in the Irish cultural calendar. To celebrate, we’ve explored the history of the holiday and […]

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“And we’ll dance a reel or an Irish jig on the good old barn floor”

Today we’re going Irish! To celebrate the Irish Presidency of the European Council, the Digital Agenda Assembly which is taking place this week in Dublin, and the associated Europeana Conference tomorrow at Dublin Castle, we have a guest blog from Grace Toland, Librarian of the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA). 2,000 items from the fantastic […]

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Why is the Sky Blue? – John Tyndall

“The brightest flashes in the world of thought are incomplete until they have been proven to have their counterparts in the world of fact.” – John Tyndall John Tyndall. Photograph by Barraud. Courtesy of The Wellcome Library (CC BY-NC 2.0) Today we are celebrating the birth of one of the most important scientists and educators of […]

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Ireland: Jimmy Deenihan

Article by Government Minister Jimmy Deenihan: The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, which is among the most historically significant of the documents in the custody of the National Archives of Ireland, has been selected by me to showcase the many digital items from Ireland that are being made available online through Europeana. This document is potent […]

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New Virtual Exhibition: Untold Stories of WW1

In the latest Europeana Virtual Exhibition we showcase some of the most extraordinary and untold real-life stories from the First World War.  We traveled around Europe and collected personal stories and items that people contributed through the Europeana 1914-1918 project in Germany, UK, Ireland , Slovenia, Luxembourg, and Denmark. Renowned historian and WW1 author Peter […]

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Content from the Irish Traditional Music Archive

New content on Europeana includes these items from the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA) provided through the Irish Manuscripts Commission. The ITMA is a ‘national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland’ The archive holds an impressive collection of sound recordings, books, sheet music, photograps, videos and DVDS. Items from […]

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