Living in Epic Times

Living in Epic Times

Professor John Horne, TCD, on popular understandings of the First World War

The Call to Arms

The Call to Arms

Tom Burke considers the early involvement of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers in World War 1

James Connolly on the War

James Connolly on the War

'I know of no foreign enemy... except the British Government'

The Defence Of the Realm Act

The Defence Of the Realm Act

Dr. William Murphy, DCU, assesses the significance to everyday life of restrictive war-time legislation

Ireland: August 1914

Ireland: August 1914

Mark Duncan reflects on Irish life during the first month of war

Fortnight in review

Fortnight in review

News highlights from the last fortnight in headlines and pictures

Issue 4: 2013-06-13
Photograph of Roger Casement says poverty in Connemara is ‘worst in civilised world’
Poverty in Picturesque Ireland: A view across Killary Bay in Connemara. Roger Casement has described the people’s plight here as a battle ‘for existence’. Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Roger Casement says poverty in Connemara is ‘worst in civilised world’

National effort required to relieve 'abandoned people'

By Century Ireland

Roger Casement has spoken of his sorrow at the scenes of poverty and distress he witnessed on a recent visit to Connemara. Mr. Casement was knighted for reports into human...

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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.