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    Century Ireland

    Century Ireland

    Time once again to enter the Century Ireland time machine and travel back to our Radio Eireann newsroom in 1914 for the headlines on the Howth Gun Running read by Anne Doyle... Sean was joined by Mark Duncan of Century Ireland and by Dr Mary McAuliffe, from the Women’s Studies department in UCD.  Visit RTE’s Century Ireland’s website on
    Howth Gun Running - Mary Spring Rice Diaries

    Howth Gun Running - Mary Spring Rice Diaries

    On the 26th of July 1914, a shipment of arms landed at Howth harbour in Co. Dublin. They had been smuggled from Germany on board the Asgard, a pleasure yacht owned by Erskine Childers. The operation was organised to equip the newly-formed nationalist military organisation, the Irish Volunteers. This summer marks the centenary of the Howth Gun Running, an important episode in the struggle for Irish independence. One of the people involved was Mary Spring Rice, a nationalist activist. The diary that she kept on board the Asgard is a vivid account of the voyage, and offers a unique perspective ...

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