America, the War & Ireland

America, the War & Ireland

Prof. Robert Schmuhl, Notre Dame University, explores the impact of America’s entry into WW1 on Irish-America and US policy towards Ireland

Century Ireland's Top Picks

Century Ireland's Top Picks

Read our top ten feature and analysis articles that explain what Ireland was like in 1917

Carson & Redmond in 1915

Carson & Redmond in 1915

A long read from Ed Mulhall who examines the varying political fortunes of Ireland's two principal political leaders in 1915

1918 Commemorations

1918 Commemorations

Prof Diarmaid Ferriter discusses some of the big events in 1918 with Sean O'Rourke

The Edward Carson Lecture

The Edward Carson Lecture

Edward Carson commemorative lecture, 'Reflections on Irish Unionism' recorded in Iveagh House in March 2012

Anniversaries in 2018

Anniversaries in 2018

Myles Dungan and guests discuss significant and interesting anniversaries coming up in 2018

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.