Ireland at War

Ireland at War

Prof Keith Jeffery, QUB, discusses who joined up and why

Irish Anzacs Project

Irish Anzacs Project

Dr Jeff Kildea, UNSW, explains the project to identify all Irish-born enlistments in the Australian Imperial Force during WW1

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

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

Belgian Refugees in Ireland

Belgian Refugees in Ireland

Lorcan Clancy reports for RTÉ's History Show on the Belgian refugees that arrived in Ireland during WW1

The Cumann na mBan Split

The Cumann na mBan Split

Dr Mary McAuliffe, UCD, discusses the impact of John Redmond’s Woodenbridge speech on Cumann na mBan

Commemoration

Commemoration

President Michael D. Higgins reflects on the Commemoration of the First World War. Interview with RTÉ’s Bryan Dobson.

Issue 39: 2014-10-22
Photograph of Irish soldiers in France cheer for Home Rule
The Irish Guards, just before they were ordered to the front Photo: Irish Life, 4 September 1914. Full collection of Irish Life available in the National Library of Ireland.

Irish soldiers in France cheer for Home Rule

High spirits and appalling carnage related in stories from the front

By Century Ireland

Irish soldiers at the front cheered the news that the Home Rule bill had been enacted. Corporal J.J. Cunningham, of the 1st Irish Guards, wrote a letter from the...

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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.