Pearse's Graveside Oration

Pearse's Graveside Oration

Pat Cooke of University College Dublin talks about Patrick Pearse's graveside oration at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral.

Politics and Parting

Politics and Parting

Dr Regina Uí Chollatáin explains the circumstances surrounding Douglas Hyde's decision to resign from the presidency of the Gaelic League.

Commemorating O’Donovan Rossa

Commemorating O’Donovan Rossa

Find out more about the programme to commemorate Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in his native west Cork

Pacifism or Physical Force?

Pacifism or Physical Force?

Ed Mulhall on Francis Sheehy Skeffington, Thomas MacDonagh & the Course of Irish Nationalism, 1915

Preparing to Speak to History

Preparing to Speak to History

Ed Mulhall looks at the account given by Pearse's friend Desmond Ryan of the weeks leading up to O'Donovan Rossa's funeral

Issue 9: 2013-08-21
Photograph of ‘The head and face was flattened out and the body was bruised, squashed…’
An image from The Daily Sketch shows rescuers picking through the rubble in an attempt to find more victims underneath tons of masonry. Photo: Courtesy of the Irish Capuchin Provincial Archives

‘The head and face was flattened out and the body was bruised, squashed…’

Firemen tell of heroic rescue efforts

By Century Ireland

It has left bodies broken, families fractured and a community in shock. But last night’s tragedy on Church Street, and the rescue effort that followed it, has also...

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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.