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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:30:57 PDT

Sociologists in Muintir na Tíre

Muintir na Tíre pioneered and were involved in promoting many new concepts and technologies in its 80 year history. They were involved in rural electrification, group water schemes, community alert and community development. They had prominent Irish sociologists involved in the organisation in the 1940s to the 1990s. Among these were Jeremiah Newman, Bishop of Limerick, Dr Thomas Morris,

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Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:52:56 PDT

Electronic Enlightenment - new database

Electronic Enlightenment is the most wide-ranging online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. The content includes: •8,560 correspondents •53 nationalities from Europe, Asia & the Americas •777 occupations •70,057 letters and documents •Information on 64,741 manuscript

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017 03:52:36 PDT

Muintir na Tíre's Community Development Officer - A Common Thread

As mentioned in an earlier post I spoke about getting to be the first to explore an archive. Another perk is getting to see common threads, trends in the work an organisation/person, the issues that come up over and over again and how the organisation/person worked. In Muintir na Tíre one of the common threads throughout its 80 years in existence is the use of Community Development Officers/

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