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

Headlines

Headlines

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

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.