Ireland at War

Ireland at War

The late Keith Jeffery discusses the Irishmen who enlisted in the British during the First World War and their reasons for doing so

Here Comes the Summer

Here Comes the Summer

Ben Shorten explains how Daylight Saving Time came to Ireland in 1916

Creative Centenaries

Creative Centenaries

RTÉ News report on an exhibition in the Ulster Museum which looks at how the creative arts were able to flourish in Ireland in 1916

The Civilian Dead

The Civilian Dead

Hannah Smyth counts the human cost of the 1916 Rising

Ireland 1912-1916

Ireland 1912-1916

Animated film, produced By Scriberia Films for Century Ireland, which plots Ireland's path from Home Rule to Rising

Headlines

Headlines

RTÉ News Now present all the headlines from 100 years ago in under a minute

Issue 81: 2016-08-17
Photograph of Irish regiments running out of men
Cartoon from 'Irish Life'. The train on the left shows injured soldiers returning from the front. The one on the right shows fresh soldiers on their way to front. Both groups look at the other an think 'Poor Blokes!' Official sources have said that the current rate of recruitment is not sufficient to offset the losses being suffered by the Irish battalions at the Front. Photo: Irish Life, 3 March 1916. Full collection available from the National Library of Ireland.

Irish regiments running out of men

Death on the Western Front takes huge toll

By Century Ireland

Belfast, 17 August 1916 - Pleas for recruits to join the British army have been made across Ireland in recent days. Official sources have said that the current rate of recruitment is...

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Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.