This project follows the progress of the First World War in ‘real time’ through weekly posts of extracts from diaries, correspondence and memorabilia created and collected by the Armstrong family of Moyaliffe Castle, County Tipperary during the war years. It illustrates the social, physical and emotional impact of the conflict, and the irrevocable personal, cultural and societal changes wrought by the war. It also highlights the value and importance of primary sources to historical research and the way such materials preserve stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary times.
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Drawn from the Papers of the Daly family of Limerick, the exhibition marks the centenary of the death of John Daly, the Limerick Fenian mayor, and commemorates the Daly family of Limerick and their participation in the 1916 Easter Rising.