The Dingle / Corca Dhuibhne History Interactive Timeline is an exciting new community driven project which will put in place for the first time an easily accessible historical tool for those interested in all aspects of the Dingle Story from pre history to contemporary times.
From the earliest pre historic era through the monastic period, from the Geraldine Wars to the devastation of the Great Famine right up to the present day the lives and culture of the people of the Dingle Peninsula have provided historians archaeologists and story tellers with rich material.
This region of Ireland has a rich and fascinating cultural social and political history which is connected to the wider history of Ireland.
The Dingle /Corca Dhuibhne History Interactive Timeline in collaboration with, historian, Dr. Paul Mac Cotter, and, media consultant, Conor Hurley have gathered together data and organized it in summary form allowing for ease of access and routes to further study.
The Timeline is extensible. It can be added to as data becomes available or as more historians wish to contribute to it. The information on each event is presented in short summaries , most of which will be linked to a geographic location. This will make for a fully immersive experience for the user of the Timeline and exciting development for anyone interested in heritage history archaeology folklore and culture.
The Timeline will be available in 3 languages ...English, Irish and Spanish
Benefits will be many...
• The Timeline will add considerably to information about the region currently available online
• The Timeline will be hosted or routed by link to the major national cultural and educational institutions in the country
• The Timeline will present material in a new form . It has the potential to suggest innovative and different avenues of study in the area.
The Timeline English version text has been completed for the first historical phase running from the prehistoric era, through the arrival of Christianity, and its development, to the hierarchy of Kings in the 13th century. The visual display format and xml schema have also been completed.
The local committee is now seeking funding for the development of the text up to the hanging of the Gaelic poet Piaras Feiritéar, in Killarney, 1645 and the Irish translation of the text which must be completed before the first phase is launched.
The local committee is comprised of volunteers who are each well qualified in their field including Micheál Ó Coileáin, Nuala O' Connor and Joan Maguire.