‘There go the Sinn Feiners’

‘There go the Sinn Feiners’

Dr. Emmanuel Destenay on how the Irish political radicalisation impacted upon the front-line experience of Ireland’s WW1 troops

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Spring Tide of Nationalism

Dr William Murphy examines how Ireland was lost in the 1918 conscription crisis

Putin & Revolution

Putin & Revolution

‘Mr. Putin really doesn’t like popular revolutions’ - Dr Judith Devlin considers how Russia might mark the centenary of the October Revolution

Women's Day, 9 June 1918

Women's Day, 9 June 1918

Dr Mary McAuliffe, UCD, explains how Irish women mobilised in response to the conscription crisis in 1918

Gaelic League & the Rising

Gaelic League & the Rising

Brian Ó Conchubhair writes about the role the Gaelic League played in the 1916 Rising

Introducing Dev

Introducing Dev

Historian and broadcaster David McCullagh reflects on the 1917 East Clare by-election and the rise of an Irish political leader

Issue 105: 2017-07-19
Photograph of Poet Francis Ledwidge killed fighting in Flanders
Francis Ledwidge, the poet from Slane, Co. Meath, who was killed in action on 31 July 1917 Photo: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. USA

Poet Francis Ledwidge killed fighting in Flanders

By Century Ireland

Passchendaele, 9 August 1917 - Tributes have been paid to the ‘Meath peasant poet’ Lance Corporal Francis Ledwidge who was killed in action while serving with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers...

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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.