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 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.