1916 App now available
Step into County Wicklow 100 years ago by Catherine Wright
The app WicklowLife1916 is now available to download free of charge on android phones or tablets from the Playstore and on apple phones or ipads from the App Store.
Everyday life in Wicklow
In this app we hope to evoke a sense of everyday life in County Wicklow during the year of the Rising through weekly updates of newspaper snippets featuring local news stories, advertisements and events as presented in the two main County Wicklow newspapers of the day –The Wicklow People and The Wicklow News-Letter and Arklow Reporter. You may find these snippets sometimes quirky, often poignant and on occasion quite amusing!
Subjects covered in this edition include a report on a violent incident on an Aughrim farm, a school attendance case in Enniskerry, an eccentric character in Shillelagh, a concert in Tinahely and Christmas in the workhouse. Interesting adverts also feature, including anti-dandruff shampoo, treatment for cold weather ailments, 1916 bedroom furniture and Butler’s Dentist & Chemist in Wicklow Town.
County Wicklow Archives Service
The 1916 WicklowLife App is the work of the Wicklow County Archives Service, and Wicklow County Council and material is taken from the County Archives collection. The app was developed by Showoff – a Wicklow-based app development company.
County Wicklow 1916 Commemorative Programme
The app project is part of the Wicklow County Council 2016 Steering Group commemoration programme. Please see www.wicklow2016.com for our programme of events for the coming year.