There are two ways to navigate through Dear Diary.
Below you will find the main timeline developed in a calendar style. Scroll down and click on an entry to read and listen to extracts from all 17 diaries across different time periods.
At the bottom of the page, click ‘Meet the Diarist’ to find information on each author, a single timeline featuring just their entries and hear from programme participants about the experience.
Tyrone-native living in Italy during Mussolini's regime. Diary period: 1940sview more
Wife of Church of Ireland Minister and mother of three children. Diary period: 1890sview more
Voluntary Aid Detachment (VAD) nurse during the First and Second World Wars. Diary period: 1910sview more
Writer, political activist & sister of Countess Markievicz. Diary Period: 1890sview more
Teenage girl documenting a trip to Germany & social life. Diary period: 1910sview more
Socialist, volunteer for the Nursery School Association and wife of John Hewitt. Diary period: 1950sview more
A Teenage girl growing up in Newry during the Troubles. Diary period: 1980sview more
Political observer, philanthropist and wife of Wilfred Spender. Diary period: 1910sview more
Nurse in the Casualty Clearing Stations and hospital trains during the First World War. Diary Period: 1910sview more
Writer for the Mass Observation during the Belfast Blitz & birth control campaigner. Diary period: 1940sview more