Asgard & the Howth Gun Running

Asgard & the Howth Gun Running

Sandra Heise, National Museum of Ireland, discusses the events of 26 July 1914

Unionism on the eve of war

Unionism on the eve of war

Tim Bowman reflects on the state of Ulster unionism in July, 1914

Eyewitness Account

Eyewitness Account

Eamon Martin recalls his involvement in the Howth gun running operation and its aftermath

The boy who tied up the Asgard

The boy who tied up the Asgard

Billy McConkey recalls the scenes on Howth harbour

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

Catch up on the past fortnight's news through our series of images

World War 1 Roadshow Reviewed

World War 1 Roadshow Reviewed

Here's how the RTÉ World War 1 Roadshow unfolded

Issue 32: 2014-07-16
Photograph of Gun running at Howth!
Scenes at Howth yesterday as the National Volunteers landed a shipment of munitions Photo: RTÉ Stills Library

Gun running at Howth!

Irish Volunteers lands hundreds of guns and ammunition

By Century Ireland

There were sensational scenes in the seaside village of Howth, Co. Dublin yesterday when the Irish Volunteers successfully landed hundreds of guns and a considerable amount of ammunition. Shortly after...

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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.