The National Library of Ireland- Web Archive

November 8, 2016

The National Library of Ireland has been archiving the Irish web since 2011. This year, as part of NLI2016, the National Library’s programme for 2016, we are collecting 400 websites that focus on the commemorations of 1916 and life in Ireland in 2016.

“Remembering 1916, Recording 2016” is our largest project to date and we want to reflect the participatory nature of this year by asking you to help us select sites for inclusion in the NLI Web Archive.  Everyone has a part to play in nominating websites this year. Whether you are involved in a community commemorative group, or are part of our diaspora, we want to hear what matters to you.

We are asking you to nominate websites under the following two categories:

  • What website best remembers the events of 1916?
  • What website best records Irish life in 2016?

The top five websites nominated in each category will be announced in December 2016 and will be archived and made available through the National Library’s Web Archive.  John Concannon, Director of Ireland2016, will independently verify the results.

The call for suggestions will run between the 7th-28th November 2016 inclusive.

You can submit your suggestions at:

We would be grateful if you could pass this on to your members/friends/family/colleagues.

The Remembering 1916, Recording 2016 web archiving project has been made possible by support from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and Ireland2016 Centenary Programme.


For more information contact:  Maria Ryan, Digital Collections, National Library of Ireland, 4 Kildare St, Dublin 2    |  / + 353-1-6030228


Previous post:

Next post: