Edition 159 of Century Ireland with all the news from 100 years ago.

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Shocking discovery of murder-suicide scene in Co. Leitrim
Leitrim, 14 August 1919
An inquest held yesterday in Co. Leitrim has heard details of the tragic discovery of four bodies in a house in Tullynamoyle. 

Members of Fianna Éireann during manouevres in Dublin during the summer of 1919. From 'The Daily Sketch', 15 May 1919 Photo: Bureau of Military History
Photo: Bureau of Military History

15 year old Fianna Scout shot dead in Clare
Irish national cultural and political organisations suppressed
Ennistymon, 15 August 1919
The funeral has taken place of 15-year-old Francis Murphy, who was shot dead at his home at Glann, Ennistymon on 13/14 August.

A nationalist demonstration in Derry in 1913 Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 23 Nov 1913
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 23 Nov 1913

Disorder in Derry after nationalists banned from city walls
Derry, 19 August 1919
The city of Derry endured a difficult weekend involving what one policeman alleged was the most disgraceful and most wanton destruction he had ever witnessed.

Lloyd George on his way to the House of Commons to make his much criticised speech. The title in the Independent was 'The Welsh Wizard and his Locked Box'. The caption read: 'Photo showing the Prime Minister starting from his official residence for the House of Commons on Monday. He was accompanied by his Lock Box. All wizards carry a Locked Box - Mr George had two on this occasion. The press agents said he would deal with Ireland in his speech. Perhaps that secret was contained in the box that was not opened. The conjurer always scores.' Photo: Irish Independent, 20 August 1919
Photo: Irish Independent, 20 August 1919

Irish Party launch attack on British PM’s arrogance and Sinn Féin’s abstentionism
London and Dublin, 20 August 1919
A lengthy address by the British Prime Minister to the House of Commons has been heavily criticised by representatives of the Irish Party.

Dripsey Castle, the home of the Bowen-Colthursts, west of Cork City Photo: 'Guide to the most picturesque tour in Western Europe' [1888]. Via the British Library.
Photo: 'Guide to the most picturesque tour in Western Europe' [1888]. Via the British Library.

Gagged and bound for delivering milk to Bowen-Colthurst creamery
Cork, 22 August 1919
The family homestead in Cork of a British officer responsible for the murder of three civilians in Dublin during Easter week 1916 has been the scene of an attack by a party of young, masked men.

Sketch by Frank Leah of some of the people present at the Dáil Éireann sessions in June 1919. All are senior Sinn Féin figures Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD 2159 TX (20) 90
Photo: National Library of Ireland, PD 2159 TX (20) 90
 
Dáil votes £10,000 for new diplomatic service as SF rallies support for Republican loan
Dublin, 22 August 1919
A number of noteworthy projects were revealed at the annual meeting of the Árd Comhairle of Sinn Féin took place in Dublin’s Mansion House yesterday.

Queenstown (now known as Cobh) from the sea. The cathedral is prominent in the skyline, although it is without the spire, the construction of which began in 1911 Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Celebrations mark the consecration of Cork cathedral
Queenstown, 23 August 1919
A celebration has been held in Queenstown, Co. Cork, to mark the consecration of St Colman’s Cathedral.

Two competitors in the light hunter class at the Dublin Horse Show Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 6 Sept 1919
Photo: Illustrated London News [London, England], 6 Sept 1919  

Dublin Horse Show returns to RDS after 6 years
Dublin, 27 August 1919
The return of the Horse Show this week has drawn unprecedented numbers of spectators to the RDS showgrounds in Dublin.

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