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Museum of Ireland website wants the Irish to get involved in documenting Ireland’s history

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From World War II photographs discovered in an Australian attic (still undeveloped in a Brownie box camera), to grave records , folklore interviews and family photographs that have been unearthed from cupboards and drawers – these grassroots archives give an insight into life in Ireland that you can’t be read in a history book. These communities are writing their own histories, creating a legacy for present and future generations.

Don’t forget – it’s Our Irish Heritage - claim it, share it and enjoy it. We hope that people all over the world with Irish connections will participate and upload their photographs, letters and documents to help these archives grow.

Visit:  www.ouririshheritage.org ; Oughterard, Co Galway www.oughterardheritage.org ; Ballinrobe, Co Mayo  www.historicalballinrobe.com; Louisburgh & Killeen, Co Mayo www.louisburgh-killeenheritage.org;  Coming in 2013 a County Wicklow community archive.

For more information contact Lorna Elms, National Museum of Ireland – Country Life at ouririshheritage@gmail.com.

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