1916 Background Articles

Gun running at Howth!

Dublin, 26 July 1914 - There were sensational scenes in the seaside village of Howth, Co. Dublin today when the Irish Volunteers...

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Mutiny in The Curragh!

The Curragh, 22 March 1914 - Reports from The Curragh state that up to 100 officers have resigned their commissions as a result...

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The North Began

We reproduce below, in its entirety, an article written by Eóin Mac Néill which appeared in...

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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.