In association with RTÉ, the National Museum of Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland are asking people to participate in the creation of a digital archive of historical objects.
National Treasures is a campaign to crowd-source everyday objects that explore the history of the island of Ireland over the past 100 years: https://www.rte.ie/tv/programmes/951862-national-treasures/
The National Treasures project is a multi-platform campaign encompassing a website, four public roadshow events that were held in October 2017, a four-part RTÉ television series which is currently being aired on RTÉ, followed by an exhibition that will be located in the National Museum of Ireland – Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Further details on the campaign can be found on their website here: https://nationaltreasures.ie/about-us
One of the items brought to one of the roadshows held in Munster were documents from St. Joseph’s Industrial School in Glin, Co Limerick, by Thomas Wall which aired during Episode 1 of National Treasures on Sunday 8th April. To view the episode follow this link via the RTÉ Player: https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/national-treasures-30005200/10861747/ (click forward to 35:48)
Thomas Wall was also interviewed on the Late Late Show on RTÉ 1 on Friday 6th April about the documents he has submitted to the National Treasures project. Part of the interview can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/hgvICdLz5vA or to see the full interview follow this link https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/the-late-late-show-68/10860657/ (click forward to 49:31).
Episode 2 of National Treasures aired on Sunday, 15th April and can be viewed on the RTÉ Player here: https://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/national-treasures-30005200/10864748/
Episode 3 of National Treasures is due to air on RTÉ 1 (television) at 6.30pm on Sunday, 22nd April 2018.
Episode 4 of National Treasures is due to air on RTÉ 1 (television) at 6.30pm on Sunday, 29th April 2018.