Contested Memories: The Battle of Mount Street Bridge is a trio of projects that explore one of the most important battles of the Easter Rising of 1916. Against the odds, on the afternoon of Wednesday 26 April a small group of Irish Volunteers held off two battalions of British soldiers.

The Contested Memories project is a collaboration between researchers at An Foras Feasa, the Humanities Institute at Maynooth University, Trinity College Dublin, the Humanities Virtual World Consortium, and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. The project team and collaborators include military historians, ballistic experts, architects, digital humanists, developers, and virtual heritage specialists, who have been investigating the site of the battle, to test both ‘canonical’ accounts of the engagement and new, rival hypotheses.

These projects use digital technologies to better understand the battle, bringing new insights to this century old event. Explore these projects by clicking on the menu above or the images below.

March of the Sherwood Foresters

History in a box

Virtual World