History Ireland is offering a new service which aims to capture the individual histories of Irish people both in Ireland and around the world. Users (who must be registered, but this is free) are allowed to set up personal history pages to which you can add your own stories under several categories. History Ireland hopes to build an extensive database reflecting Irish lives, giving them a chance to be heard, remembered, and to add their voice to the historical record. Submissions, which are moderated but not edited, can be up to 800 words. I don't know if they are checked - mine appeared instantly on the site.
At the prompting of a comment left on my Grandfather's Ice Cream post I have re-written the story of my visit to Croke Park in the early 1960s. I have added some more information about my Grandfather which is taken from The Leather's Echo post from 21st November last year. This is now posted to the History Ireland site - it is the 10th personal story on the site. My new title for this story is My Grandfather, Croke Park, Ice Cream, and Gay Byrne.
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