‘A History of Ireland in 100 Objects’ is free to download across the world until the end of the month as an app for smartphones and tablets or as an e-book to any computer
The Royal Irish Academy, The Irish Times and the National Museum of Ireland are collaborating with the EU Presidency, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to bring you a gift of A History of Ireland in 100 objects ‘from the people of Ireland to the people of the world’ for St Patrick’s Day.
When people download the app they will have everything from the axeheads and gold hoards of early Ireland, to the Book of Kells and St Patrick’s Bell, to the Intel microprocessor chip and the Eileen Gray chair at their fingertips. They will also have a map to encourage them to come and see the objects in person.
The Tánaiste said,
“This unique project will give people across the world the chance to download their own virtual treasury of Irish history and culture. It demonstrates how our history is shared worldwide particularly on St. Patrick’s Day.
It will make Ireland’s ancient and modern history accessible for audiences in any country as well as being a resource for cultural centres, schools and Irish studies programmes internationally.”
A link to download the app can be found at the Irish Presidency website,