A Rising Political Force

A Rising Political Force

Prof. Michael Laffan on the significance of the North Roscommon by-election of 1917 to the rise of the Sinn Féin party

Ireland's War Artist

Ireland's War Artist

Alyson Gray on Irishman William Orpen's trip to the Front as the British army's official war artist

Ireland's wartime artists

Ireland's wartime artists

The late Prof. Keith Jeffery discusses Irish wartime artists William Orpen and John Lavery as well as poet Francis Ledwidge

Ireland 1912 - 1916

Ireland 1912 - 1916

This short animation by Scriberia for Century Ireland tracks Ireland's transition from Home Rule to Easter Rising

Joyriding at the Front

Joyriding at the Front

In 1917, George Bernard Shaw was invited to visit the Front and write about his experience. Ed Mulhall tells the story of what happened.

Remembering 1916

Remembering 1916

Century Ireland honoured at National Library ceremony

Issue 94: 2017-02-15
Photograph of Echoes of the Rising as Irish firebrands arrested and deported
Irish prisoners being marched through the city after the Rising. The recent arrests have brought these scenes to mind. Photo: RTÉ Archives

Echoes of the Rising as Irish firebrands arrested and deported

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 23 February 1917 - Midnight raids by police across Ireland have led to the arrest and imprisonment of 26 men under the Defence of the Realm Act. The men were brought to...

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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.