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Are you planning an event to mark the 1916 centenary in your area? Or perhaps you would just like to learn more about this important period in Irish history? These resources may be of interest.

Note the following list is not comprehensive. It will be updated as new resources become available.

Culture Ireland funding
As of 15 June 2015 Culture Ireland, the body responsible for promoting Irish Arts internationally was still open to hearing from artists seeking funding for 2016-specific projects. Find out more on the Culture Ireland website

Funding for 2016 Projects from the Consulate of Ireland

A limited amount of funding may be available from the Consulate of Ireland in Chicago to support projects that reflect the priorities of the Ireland 2016 programme. Please contact the Consulate of Ireland in Chicago for further details, terms and conditions and an application form.

All such applications should be received by the Consulate before 16th October 2015, so please contact us as soon as possible. Funding is extremely limited and applications will be considered on their merits and against the Ireland 2016 priorities.

If you are outside of the area covered by the Consulate of Ireland in Chicago, please contact the Embassy in Washington DC or your local Consulate General for details.

Further Informational Resources

The original Proclamation of Independence.

The 1916 Rising: Personalities & Perspectives, an online exhibition by the National Library of Ireland

1916 and its Place in Irish History, a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland with accompanying information online.

Irish Lives in War and Revolution: Exploring Ireland's History 1912-1923, a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered by Trinity College Dublin, starting March 16 2015.

Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. 

The Letters of 1916

The Letters of 1916 project is the first public humanities project in Ireland.  It is creating a crowd-sourced digital collection of letters written around the time of the Easter Rising (1 November 1915 – 31 October 1916).