Century Ireland digital newspaper and interactive website - Spring 1913
The Century Ireland interactive newspaper and website is a collaborative partnership involving many of our leading cultural and educational institutions. Our guests were Professor Mike Cronin of Boston College who manages the new Century Ireland digital newspaper and interactive website.
Our guests were Professor Mike Cronin of Boston College who manages the new Century Ireland digital newspaper and interactive website.
Also, Catriona Crowe from the National Archives, historian Mark Duncan, founder of the InQuest Research Group and Dr. Paul Rouse of UCD’s Department of History and Archives.
They talked about the new website and gave us a flavour of what was going on in Ireland in the Spring of 1913 - emigration, suffragist movement, politics, shopping, weather, poverty in Connemara, court reports, sport.
Lorcan Clancy took a look back to 1913 when Ireland was in the middle of a literary revival. There was a renewed interest in the country’s Gaelic heritage and it was also an exciting time to be involved in the arts.
John McCormack and literary giants like Yeats and George Bernard Shaw were at the height of their careers, while others like James Joyce were still striving for recognition.
Let’s go back to 1913 and the children who were growing up during that period. Most of us tend to conjure up an image of shoeless waifs wandering the streets and newspaper sellers as young as 12 years of age.
But there was another side to childhood too – as historian, Donal Fallon now tells us.
For more on Children in 1913 visit 'Come here to me!' Dublin's life & culture website