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New!! The Monica Roberts Collection
September 2014: At the outbreak of the First World War, Monica Roberts was a young upper-class woman who lived at Kelston, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin. Together with her friends, she set up a 'Band of Helpers to the Soldiers' to provide gifts and comforts to men at the Western Front, who were members of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers or the Royal Flying Corps. The group sent cigarettes and tobacco, socks and vaseline for tired feet, handkerchiefs, boot-laces, chocolate, peppermint, oxo and dried fruit. Monica Roberts included a letter with her gifts and the recipients replied to her, setting up a correspondence. The letters from the soldiers give a vivid picture of conditions at the Front, and also include comments on contemporary politics. Of particular interest are remarks from soldiers regarding the 1916 Rising. Included in the collection and available here online is Monica Roberts' contemporary diary from Easter Week 1916, which includes her eye-witness account of the Rising.
Now available online for the first time, The Monica Roberts Collection contains 453 letters from 56 soldiers, who are mainly from the lower ranks. The collection is housed in Dublin City Library and Archive as part of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers' Association Archive.
Dublin City Council is publishing these letters online as part of its programme for the Decade of Commemorations, 1913-1923.
This Month's Highlighted Resource!
"Alleys, annals and anecdotes: a new look at Gilbert's History of Dublin", an illustrated talk given by Séamas Ó Maitiú, on Thursday 23rd January 2014, at Dublin City Library & Archive. Part of the Annual Sir John T. Gilbert Commemorative Lecture series
Dublin City Archaeological Archive
The Dublin City Archaeological Archive has been established to preserve records from excavations conducted in Dublin City by archaeologists working in the private sector. The Archive is based at Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street..Access more information about the Dublin City Archaeological Archive
Parish Records. The Database of Baptisms for Dublin Parishes, the Database of Marriages for Dublin Parishes, and the Database of Burials for Dublin Parishes, compiled by the Dublin Heritage Group for Dublin City Public Libraries, have been incorporated into the Irish Genealogy website and form a significant portion of the total records available on this website. Read more...
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