Asgard & the Howth Gun Running

Asgard & the Howth Gun Running

Sandra Heise, National Museum of Ireland, discusses the events of 26 July 1914

Unionism on the eve of war

Unionism on the eve of war

Tim Bowman reflects on the state of Ulster unionism in July, 1914

Eyewitness Account

Eyewitness Account

Eamon Martin recalls his involvement in the Howth gun running operation and its aftermath

The boy who tied up the Asgard

The boy who tied up the Asgard

Billy McConkey recalls the scenes on Howth harbour

Fortnight in Review

Fortnight in Review

Catch up on the past fortnight's news through our series of images

World War 1 Roadshow Reviewed

World War 1 Roadshow Reviewed

Here's how the RTÉ World War 1 Roadshow unfolded

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.