Making a Hurling Tradition

Making a Hurling Tradition

Mark Duncan examines the factors that led to the forging of the Kilkenny hurling tradition in the early 20th century

Leix: Hurling Champions 1915

Leix: Hurling Champions 1915

Paul Rouse analyses how Leix won the All-Ireland Championship of 1915

The Myth of Hill 16

The Myth of Hill 16

Dr Paul Rouse of the School of History in UCD discusses the myth surrounding Hill 16 in Croke Park

Ireland & the Somme

Ireland & the Somme

Myles Dungan on the Irish regiments at the Battle of the Somme

A Somme Story

A Somme Story

Alyson Gray tells the story of an Irish soldier Thomas Gordon Fitzpatrick who wrote home to Dublin from the Somme

Somme Centenary Commemoration

Somme Centenary Commemoration

Full RTÉ coverage of the commemoration ceremony at Islandbridge, 9 July 2016. Presented by Bryan Dobson and Eileen Dunne.

Issue 82: 2016-08-31
Photograph of Irish regiments lauded for victory at Guillemont and Ginchy
Lorries carrying men of the 16th Irish Division returning to recuperate after taking Guillemont. Photo: © IWM (Q 4200)

Irish regiments lauded for victory at Guillemont and Ginchy

By Century Ireland

Somme, 11 September 1916 - The extraordinary achievement of Irish troops in seizing the French villages of Guillemont and Ginchy has drawn plaudits from military and press observers who have been amazed...

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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.