Francis Ledwidge: War Poet

Francis Ledwidge: War Poet

Dr Lucy Collins of UCD discusses the life of poet Francis Ledwidge and his First World War experience

Revisit the Road to the Rising

Revisit the Road to the Rising

RTÉ's Road to the Rising recreated the Ireland of 100 years ago on Easter Monday, 2015

Gallipoli Dawn Service

Gallipoli Dawn Service

RTÉ News Report on President Higgins at the Gallipoli Dawn Service, 25 April 2015

Eye witness to Lusitania

Eye witness to Lusitania

Patrick Thompson recalls dealing with the victims of the Lusitania, via RTÉ Archives

Sinking of the Lusitania

Sinking of the Lusitania

A short film by Julia Wakeham on the sinking of the Lusitania and the death of Hugh Lane

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The top stories of 100 years ago in less than a minute. Century Ireland 21 May - 2 June

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.