Making a Hurling Tradition

Making a Hurling Tradition

Mark Duncan examines the factors that led to the forging of the Kilkenny hurling tradition in the early 20th century

Leix: Hurling Champions 1915

Leix: Hurling Champions 1915

Paul Rouse analyses how Leix won the All-Ireland Championship of 1915

The Myth of Hill 16

The Myth of Hill 16

Dr Paul Rouse of the School of History in UCD discusses the myth surrounding Hill 16 in Croke Park

Ireland & the Somme

Ireland & the Somme

Myles Dungan on the Irish regiments at the Battle of the Somme

A Somme Story

A Somme Story

Alyson Gray tells the story of an Irish soldier Thomas Gordon Fitzpatrick who wrote home to Dublin from the Somme

Somme Centenary Commemoration

Somme Centenary Commemoration

Full RTÉ coverage of the commemoration ceremony at Islandbridge, 9 July 2016. Presented by Bryan Dobson and Eileen Dunne.

Issue 81: 2016-08-17
Photograph of Irish regiments running out of men
Cartoon from 'Irish Life'. The train on the left shows injured soldiers returning from the front. The one on the right shows fresh soldiers on their way to front. Both groups look at the other an think 'Poor Blokes!' Official sources have said that the current rate of recruitment is not sufficient to offset the losses being suffered by the Irish battalions at the Front. Photo: Irish Life, 3 March 1916. Full collection available from the National Library of Ireland.

Irish regiments running out of men

Death on the Western Front takes huge toll

By Century Ireland

Belfast, 17 August 1916 - Pleas for recruits to join the British army have been made across Ireland in recent days. Official sources have said that the current rate of recruitment is...

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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.