The Road to Croke Park

The Road to Croke Park

Dr Paul Rouse, UCD, examines how Laois won their first and only All-Ireland hurling championship in 1915

Gallipoli: 10 Horrid Realities

Gallipoli: 10 Horrid Realities

Once a soldier arrived in Gallipoli, what things did they learn to loathe?

War & Irish Agriculture

War & Irish Agriculture

Professor Mary E. Daly, Royal Irish Academy, considers the impact of the First World War on Irish agriculture

Irish Trade unions and the war

Irish Trade unions and the war

Niamh Puirséil talks about the impact of the outbreak of the First World War on the Irish trade unions

Q & A: The First World War

Q & A: The First World War

Dr. William Mulligan, UCD, explains the outbreak, conduct and consequences of the First World War

Making a Hurling Tradition

Making a Hurling Tradition

Mark Duncan explains the rise of Kilkenny hurling in the early 20th century

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.