Conscription, Gaelic League, the death of O'Donovan Rossa, and the war effort in Ireland, were all in the news in 1915.

Edition 58 of Century Ireland is published on 15 July 2015 with all the news from 100 years ago.

The main stories include:

  • No Conscription in Ireland
    There will be no conscription in Ireland, the leading Irish Parliamentary Party MP, John Dillon, told a meeting in Limerick yesterday evening. 
     
  • Hyde: ‘Never Consent to Gaelic League Being Political’
    Fears that the Gaelic League was being torn apart by politics resurfaced this week.
    In what is seen as a dramatic attempt to maintain unity in the League by adhering to a non-political platform, Douglas Hyde appealed to members to avoid all political intrigue.
     
  • O’Donovan Rossa’s Remains Arrive in Dublin 
    The remains of the late Fenian leader Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa are lying in state for three days at City Hall in Dublin.
     
  • Will Artillery Shells be Made in Ireland?
    Ireland needs to be provided with the opportunity to provide material for the war effort, the House of Commons heard today.


Additional stories include:

  • Coal Strike in Wales as 300,000 Men Stop Work
  • Cork v Limerick Munster Hurling Semi-Final Abandoned
  • Monument to Bachelors’ Walk Victims Banned

Century Ireland Issue 58 Bachelor's Walk

  • Annual Croagh Patrick Pilgrimage Draws 16,000
  • Christian Brothers Attacked by British Soldiers


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