Carrying a cross for Ireland

Carrying a cross for Ireland

Dr Mary McAuliffe profiles Thomas Ashe on the centenary of his death

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

1 day, 1 cemetery & 7 burials. John Gibney & Georgina Laragy explore what these burials say about Dublin’s complex social history

Gaelic League & the Rising

Gaelic League & the Rising

Brian Ó Conchubhair writes about the role the Gaelic League played in the 1916 Rising

Politics & the Gaelic League

Politics & the Gaelic League

Dr Regina Uí Choillatáin on Douglas Hyde and the politics within the Irish language revival

Culture & Identity

Culture & Identity

Prof. Gearóid O Tuathaigh talks to David McCullagh about the ‘driving purpose’ of the Irish cultural revival movement

The West Awakes

The West Awakes

Mark Duncan writes about the story of Mayo footballers & the 1916 All-Ireland final

Issue 109: 2017-09-13
Photograph of Thomas Ashe dies on hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail
Colour lithographic print, featuring the original 1917 painting by Leo Whelan of Thomas Ashe, wearing a kilt, made of green material and playing the uileann pipes. Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD ASHE-TH (1) III

Thomas Ashe dies on hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 26 September 1917 - Thomas Ashe has died. The 1916 rebel leader, who was serving a one year prison sentence in Mountjoy Jail, died at 10.30pm yesterday in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital,...

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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.