The annual Archive Awareness Campaign of Archives & Records Association Ireland (ARAI) kicks off today. An official launch takes place this evening in Newman House, 85/86 St. Stephens Green, Dublin 2, with Gerald Nash TD, Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Sub-Committee for Culture, doing the honours.
The aim of the Campaign is to encourage greater awareness of the collections held within Ireland's archives and so increase the public's use of them. As the ARAI puts it: 'We aim to show that everyone has a history and archives have a bit of yours!'
A series of events. has been lined up as part of the week-long campaign, taking place in Dublin, Carlow, Clare, Cork, Galway and Waterford. The theme is Sports, Games and the Olympics.