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New interactive IRA Companies Map launched
From Malin Head to Mizen Head, a new interactive map gives users the unprecedented opportunity to explore over 2,000 IRA companies across the island of Ireland from the War of Independence to the Civil War.
University College Cork (UCC) has launched the map of Ireland’s 2,181 IRA companies from the end of War of Independence through to the beginning of the Irish Civil War. The resource will be discussed at a public webinar on Thursday, 20th January.
The interactive story map, drawn from the Nominal Roll IRA membership files in the Military Service Pensions Collection, is the latest edition to the Irish Revolution website - an online educational collaboration between UCC and the Irish Examiner, for anyone interested in the Irish Revolutionary period.
The site - theirishrevolution.ie - contains interactive research tools and teaching resources drawn from the hugely successful ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’ produced by UCC. These include:
- Maps and feature articles about the Irish Revolutionary period, resources for secondary schools, conference proceedings and regular news updates.
- An updated Cork Fatality Register, which now includes details of all those killed in County Cork during the Irish Civil War, as well as the War of Independence period. For details, see Andy Bielenberg’s recent article on the Cork Fatality Register.
Project Manager, Dr Helene O'Keeffe said:
UCC's collaboration with the Irish Examiner on the irishrevolution.ie intends to inform and engage readers with a wide variety of material relating to the 1916-1923 period. Today's relaunch of the updated web project provides a vibrant forum for ongoing research on the Irish Revolutionary period.
To mark the relaunch of the Irish Revolution site, and the publication of the interactive IRA Companies Map, UCC will hold a public webinar with the Atlas of the Irish Revolution research team and the Military Archives to discuss the new resource.
Dr Donal O Drisceoil and Dr John Borgonovo of UCC School of History will be joined by cartographers Charlie Roche and Mike Murphy, and Cécile Gordon, Senior Archivist and Project Manager of the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection Project to discuss the research and construction of the IRA Companies Map.
The webinar will take place at 3pm on Thursday, January 20 and registration is free HERE.