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A German WWI hand grenade from a French trench ended up in a Hong Kong crisp factory
# Bomb De Terre
# Bomb De Terre

A German WWI hand grenade from a French trench ended up in a Hong Kong crisp factory

Feb 3rd 2019, 2:59 PM 17,112 Views 13 Comments

The grenade was then detonated by police.

Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France
# Armistice 100
# Armistice 100

Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France

Nov 11th 2018, 7:10 AM 16,157 Views 54 Comments

President-elect Michael D Higgins delayed his inauguration to take part in an event

Quiz: How well do you know World War One?
# Armistice Day
# Armistice Day

Quiz: How well do you know World War One?

Nov 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 42,531 Views 33 Comments

Armistice Day will be marked tomorrow, 100 years on from the cessation of hostilities.

World War I memorial in Clare vandalised by 'spineless coward'
# Ennis
# Ennis

World War I memorial in Clare vandalised by 'spineless coward'

Oct 25th 2018, 9:40 AM 31,501 Views 87 Comments

The memorial which came about after a number of years of fundraising is worth about €70,000.

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump

Sep 5th 2018, 5:34 PM 11,784 Views 102 Comments

The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster
# Rms Leinster
# Rms Leinster

'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster

Apr 15th 2018, 8:30 AM 31,191 Views 15 Comments

More than 500 people died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by three torpedoes in 1918.

It's been 100 years since two Dublin ships were torpedoed just before Christmas
# World War 1
# World War 1

It's been 100 years since two Dublin ships were torpedoed just before Christmas

Dec 24th 2017, 10:33 AM 12,882 Views 23 Comments

36 people died in two separate attacks just 10 days before Christmas in December 1917.

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold
# Rms Leinster
# Rms Leinster

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Nov 18th 2017, 9:45 AM 13,791 Views 79 Comments

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin
# Dublin Docks
# Dublin Docks

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Sep 30th 2017, 9:45 AM 16,781 Views 28 Comments

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago
# Mother Of All Bombs
# Mother Of All Bombs

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago

Apr 14th 2017, 2:17 PM 30,391 Views 19 Comments

In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial
# France
# France

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

Jun 30th 2016, 10:49 AM 10,159 Views 70 Comments

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men
# The Uk Wants You
# The Uk Wants You

Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men

Jan 1st 2016, 9:15 AM 13,563 Views 18 Comments

“Is Germany going to treat Ireland differently from Poland?”

Here’s why women’s soccer in Ireland was much more popular in the 1920s
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

Here’s why women’s soccer in Ireland was much more popular in the 1920s

Sep 6th 2015, 10:00 AM 17,412 Views 11 Comments

David Toms discusses a memorable occasion in 1927 featuring a Dublin selection and Scotland at Milltown.

In photos: The Irish women who made bombs during World War 1
# Recovered Voices
# Recovered Voices

In photos: The Irish women who made bombs during World War 1

Feb 1st 2015, 9:00 AM 16,592 Views 12 Comments

In September of 1917 a factory in Arklow blew up and killed 27 people.

Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014
# Over To You
# Over To You

Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014

Dec 30th 2014, 8:30 PM 14,025 Views 4 Comments

And the most popular ones on Twitter too.

Christmas truce: How football on the front was used by soldiers on all sides
# World War 1
# World War 1

Christmas truce: How football on the front was used by soldiers on all sides

Dec 25th 2014, 3:30 PM 12,488 Views 21 Comments

New photos published by the Open University show how soldiers played football throughout the war.

These are the real-life stories of Ireland's World War I fighters
# Great War
# Great War

These are the real-life stories of Ireland's World War I fighters

Nov 20th 2014, 6:00 PM 8,363 Views 21 Comments

The new NLI exhibition features letters from those who served in the war.

'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered'
# Ceremony
# Ceremony

'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered'

Nov 11th 2014, 4:17 PM 9,700 Views 142 Comments

A remembrance ceremony was held this afternoon in Glasnevin Cemetery.

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches
# Technicolour
# Technicolour

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches

Aug 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 20,899 Views 19 Comments

The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.

WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps
# Soldiers
# Soldiers

WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps

Jul 23rd 2014, 3:37 PM 8,488 Views 59 Comments

The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.

Do you have any letters or mementos from World War 1? Experts want a look
# ROADSHOW
# ROADSHOW

Do you have any letters or mementos from World War 1? Experts want a look

Jul 6th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,516 Views 19 Comments

The World War 1 Roadshow ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’ is on at Trinity College next Saturday.

Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I
# In Memoriam
# In Memoriam

Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I

Jun 26th 2014, 7:22 AM 4,772 Views 70 Comments

Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.

Did someone in your family survive World War I?
# Memorial Service
# Memorial Service

Did someone in your family survive World War I?

Jun 22nd 2014, 4:15 PM 13,730 Views 58 Comments

A memorial service will be held next weekend, organised by a group collating the names of all those Irish who survived the war.

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?
# World War I
# World War I

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?

Jan 5th 2014, 8:00 AM 11,009 Views 43 Comments

No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College
# WWI
# WWI

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College

Jul 21st 2013, 9:15 AM 11,399 Views 19 Comments

New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”