The Irish Brigade

The Irish Brigade

RTÉ News report on Roger Casement's attempts to create an Irish Brigade made up of prisoners of war in Germany, 1914.

1914 in Review

1914 in Review

The Century Ireland team and RTÉ Radio One’s ‘The History Show’ reflect on the major events of 1914

How the War was Fought

How the War was Fought

Prof. John Horne, TCD, considers the strategies - political and military – used to fight the First World War

Press Censorship in the War

Press Censorship in the War

Ian Kenneally explains the way in which the British government suppressed certain Irish newspapers during WW1

Cumann na mBan & Ulster Women

Cumann na mBan & Ulster Women

Dr Senia Paseta, University of Oxford, discusses the the extent to which Cumann na mBan were aware of the Ulster Women's Unionist Council

The GAA or the Great War?

The GAA or the Great War?

David Molumby explores the story of Wexford gaelic footballer, James Rossiter

Issue 45: 2015-01-14
Photograph of ‘The Kaiser is coming!’
Clockwise from top left: Dunmore, Killiney & Dalkey, Bantry Bay, Carlingford. There are fears that these quiet coastal scenes are to be disrupted, with the increased presence of German submarines in the Irish Sea causing some to fear a German invasion might be imminent. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA & National Library of Ireland, L_CAB_03282

‘The Kaiser is coming!’

Fears of German invasion met with mixed reaction

By Century Ireland

Cavan, 21 January 1915 - Fears of a German invasion swept across Ireland again this week. All along the eastern seaboard from Cork to Antrim, residents have been warned by the authorities...

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