Ireland

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Countess Constance Markievicz, Irish freedom fighter and revolutionary

Constance Markievicz was a leader in the fight for Ireland’s independence and a political pioneer. She was the first woman elected to Westminster parliament, and among the first female cabinet ministers in Europe.

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Exploring histories of Cork’s LGBT communities in the Cork LGBT Archive

The Cork LGBT Archive preserves and shares the rich history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Cork, Ireland’s second city and largest county.

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Laments and longing: folk music and emigration

Migration and music are intrinsically linked, mirroring the movement of people from place to place and country to country. This blog looks at how folk music has reflected migration, introducing examples from Ireland, Greece and Portugal.

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Take a city trip to Galway and Rijeka, European Capitals of Culture 2020

Galway, in Ireland, and Rijeka, in Croatia, are the European Capitals of Culture for 2020. Let’s take a tour of both cities illustrated with digitised cultural heritage collections from around Europe and discover some interesting connections.

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Jacob’s Biscuit Factory in Dublin: the historic home of the cream cracker

The Jacob’s factory in Dublin is an icon of Ireland’s industrial heritage. The blog, illustrated with newly digitised material from Dublin City Library and Archive, tells the history of the Jacob’s Biscuit Factory, home of the cream cracker.

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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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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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