Christmas at the Movies 1914

Christmas at the Movies 1914

Dr Ruth Barton, TCD, on what was big in Irish picture houses at Christmas 1914 (via RTE's 'The History Show')

ireland in 1914

ireland in 1914

Five stories that explain Ireland in 1914

'Common Sense and the War'

'Common Sense and the War'

Ed Mulhall considers writer George Bernard Shaw's response to 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

Exploring the Irish Experience

Exploring the Irish Experience

National Library of Ireland Exhibition exploring the Irish experience in the First World War

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

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

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.