A Forgotten Sporting Legend

A Forgotten Sporting Legend

A film by Adam Darnell, UCD, on James Cecil Parke: Irish Olympian, Rugby Player & Wimbledon Champion

Irish Trade Unions and the War

Irish Trade Unions and the War

Historian and writer Niamh Puirséil looks at the impact of the outbreak of the First World War on trade unions in Ireland

Cavan 2016 Public Consultation

Cavan 2016 Public Consultation

Valerie Cox attends the Public Consultation on the Commemoration of the 1916 Rising for 'Today with Seán O’Rourke'

James Joyce, 1914, Trieste

James Joyce, 1914, Trieste

Ed Mulhall on James Joyce's time in Trieste during 1914

Gallipoli in Pop Culture

Gallipoli in Pop Culture

How has the 1915 campaign been recalled and represented in films, literature and song

Waltzing Matilda

Waltzing Matilda

Ex-Pogue Cáit Ó Riordáin talks about the band’s version of Eric Bogle’s song ‘And a band played Waltzing Matilda’

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.