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Remembering Irish Soldiers Lost in WWI

From Vol. I of Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918 The manuscript note above is written on the first page of the Heritage Collections Vol. I of Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918 . A bold statement considering it is written on a book containing the names of numerous fallen soldiers of the First World War. The Heritage Collections holds a full set, consisting of 8 volumes, of these memorial records. One of the few that still exists today. A number of volumes recently under went conservation work and have now been fully restored. These volumes record and preserve over 49,000 names of Irishmen who lost their lives fighting in World War I. Foreword from Vol. I of Ireland's Memorial Records 1914-1918   The Committee of the Irish National War Memorial compiled and published these volumes in 1923. Each volume is richly illustrated by the delicate brush of Irish artist Harry Clarke. Clarke's stained glass and illustrations were always tinged with sorrow.

Belated International Archives Day 9th June 2014

You will be glad to hear that after an unscheduled break in posts the  RCSI Heritage Collections blog is back.  These guys, well some of them, certainly are! RCSI Second Year Students and Staff from 1952-53 During our hiatus International Archives Day was celebrated around the world. The International Council of Archives invited archival institutes to submit an image linked to the locality in which they worked. All these images were then uploaded on to the International Archives Day website. Take a browse through the amazing variety of material that is housed and cared for in archives from the four corners of the globe! - Researched and written by Meadhbh Murphy