Putin & Revolution

Putin & Revolution

‘Mr. Putin really doesn’t like popular revolutions’ - Dr Judith Devlin considers how Russia might mark the centenary of the October Revolution

Joyriding at the Front

Joyriding at the Front

In 1917, George Bernard Shaw was invited to visit the Front and write about his experience. Ed Mulhall tells the story of what happened.

Introducing de Valera

Introducing de Valera

Historian and broadcaster David McCullagh reflects on the 1917 East Clare by-election and the rise of an Irish political leader

The Toy Show

The Toy Show

What the kids wanted for Christmas 100 years ago

Ireland's War Artist

Ireland's War Artist

Alyson Gray on Irishman William Orpen's trip to the Front as the British army's official war artist

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

One Day in Glasnevin Cemetery

1 day, 1 cemetery & 7 burials. John Gibney & Georgina Laragy explore what these burials say about Dublin’s complex social history

Issue 15: 2013-11-13
Photograph of Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin
Professor Eoin McNeill presided over the meeting at the Rotunda. It was his article in An Claidheamh Soluis entitled 'The North Began' that provided the impetus for this new movement. Photo: National Library of Ireland, MS 11396

Irish Volunteers founded in Dublin

By Century Ireland

Dublin, 25 November 1913 - An Irish Volunteers army was founded at a meeting in Dublin today. Up to 7,000 people attended the meeting at the Rotunda Rink, with the crowds overflowing into...

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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.