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Happy Birthday James Connolly

Happy Birthday James Connolly. There can be no better day to launch our Let Us Rise Social History Project than on Connolly’s birthday.

Original logo of the James Connolly Society.
Original logo of the James Connolly Society.

Our social history project, Let Us Rise, aims to raise awareness and advance understanding of the history of Edinburgh’s Little Ireland and the place of the James Connolly Society within that community. Staffed exclusively by volunteers the Let Us Rise project is an example of the community approach to historical research. The project’s work plan includes the following activities.

Research: The project is building an archive of relevant material including primary documents, images and audio interviews.

Education: The project aims to develop a educational resource for teachers and adult educators.

Tours: The project works with partners to deliver tours of Little Ireland exploring the authentic history of working class and immigrant communities in Scotland.

If you have material which you believe could be of use to the Let Us Rise project please get in touch. All material is copied and returned to the owner within seven days. Any use of peoples material will only be used (in exhibitions and publication etc) with their consent.