A week that changed history

This project tells the story of the 1916 Easter Rising through original telephone messages, telegraphs, letters and secret communications. Each was published exactly 100 years since it was logged, allowing the world to watch history unfold in real time.

1916 Live received press coverage from Yahoo, The Journal, the Irish Independent, Silicon Republic, and the Morning Star. A blog about it was published by the Bodleian Library.

This website was selected to be archived by the British Library in a joined project with Trinity College, Dublin and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. This helps ensure that the documents will remain a public resource for the future.

If you spot an error in a transcription, tell us about it at 1916live@gmail.com so we can fix it, and you will go on our site’s Roll of Honour.

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