World War One at Home


Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Introduced by Helen Mark.


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Title: 24/02/2014


February 24th, 2014

In 1914, Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol housed militant suffragettes. When war was declared, Christabel Pankhurst called on women to postpone their struggle… Go to Episode


February 25th, 2014

In early 1915, Sam Steele received an urgent order for 50 bicycles fitted with rifle slips. The Tyrone soldiers who rode them set up the first observation… Go to Episode


February 26th, 2014

In 1914, St James's Gate in Dublin was home to Guinness, the world's largest brewery. Company ships were requisitioned by the admiralty and came to a… Go to Episode


February 27th, 2014

Lough Swilly provided shelter for the entire British Grand Fleet in autumn 1914. Kite balloons were used to spot German submarines and artillery guarded… Go to Episode