WWI @ AQ header image 1

Entries Tagged as 'Ireland'

Easter Rising 1916

November 9th, 2018 · Comments

Image result for easter rising


"Easter Rising 1916 Ireland." Easter Rising 1916 Ireland. Accessed November 09, 2018. http://www.easter1916.net/.

"What Was the Easter Rising?" RTE.ie. Accessed November 09, 2018. https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/index.php/articles/what-was-the-easter-rising.

Britannica, The Editors of Encyclopaedia. "Easter Rising." Encyclopædia Britannica. October 11, 2018. Accessed November 09, 2018. https://www.britannica.com/event/Easter-Rising.

Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising

Tweet the Rising!

April 25th, 2016 · Comments

Check out the website http://www.1916.today to experience the 1916 Rising as though it were happening right now!

Associate Professor of History Dr. David Kilroy of Nova Southeastern University is managing a project to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.  It is a social media project and goes live on Sunday April 24.

Kilroy writes that “’Tweet the Rising’ is an innovative project that uses social media to bring the history of the Ireland’s 1916Easter Rising to life, providing a unique opportunity for people everywhere to immerse themselves in the events of that week and ultimately to draw their own conclusions about what is arguably the most important event in Irish history.  Twenty fictional but historically accurate characters will tell the story of the Rising through Twitter starting on April 24, 2016.  The characters can be accessed at http://www.1916.today or on Twitter using #TweetTheRising or #1916today."

To get into the mood, click the following link to watch a commemorative reading the GPO Declaration of the Republic on April 24, 2016 from Irish Times: 



Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front · Ulster

The 36th Division of Ulster: the Battle of the Somme

April 14th, 2016 · Comments

A look at the 36th (Ulster) Division and the important role they played at the Battle of the Somme. 

James Prinsep Beadle's The charge of the Ulster Division, Somme, 1st July, 1916 in Belfast.  
Image from "World War One: Political Divisions," Creative Centenaries, 


Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Battle of the Somme · Ulster

Dr. Dolittle Goes To War

April 12th, 2016 · Comments

Story_of_Doctor_Dolittle.jpg Hugh Lofting's The Story of Doctor Dolittle, Being the  History of His Peculiar Life at Home and Astonishing  Adventures in Foreign Parts (1920). 


 First edition photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Doctor_Dolittle, accessed April 21, 2016.

Tags: DefaultTag · Britain · Ireland · trench life · Hugh Lofting · Dr. Dolittle · literature

Home Rule in Ireland

April 4th, 2016 · Comments

A look at the history of home rule in Ireland and related concepts and its lasting effects today. 
"Home Rule for Ireland" poster - Image from http://www.greatwar.nl/eire/homerule.html
"The Home Rule Crisis 1910-1914"
"1916 Easter Rising: Prelude"

Tags: Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front · Ulster

The Easter Rising, 1916

February 23rd, 2016 · Comments


1916 Proclamation - Public Domain


Patrick Abbot, History of Ireland, "1914 - 1919: The First World War, Easter Rising and rise ofSinn Féin," http://www.wesleyjohnston.com/users/ireland/past/history/19141919.html.

"Easter Rising 1916," Septs of Ireland, http://www.easter1916.net/.

Tags: Britain · Ireland · nationalism · Easter Rising · Home Front

Underage Lads of WWI

February 11th, 2016 · Comments

cover_25FE00CC-5824-4B50-BD96-89B2036742 Public Domain Photograph of young soldiers



Tags: enlistment · volunteering · New Army · young soldiers · John Condon · Ireland · Ypres · nationalism

The “Pals” Battalions

February 8th, 2016 · Comments


 Pals' Battalion at the Somme, from https://www.express.co.uk/news/history/684454/losses-suffered-Pals-brigades-battalions-Battle-of-Somme


Robinson, Bruce. The Pals Battalions in World War I. BBC, 3 Mar. 2011. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/.../british/britain_wwone/pals_01.shtml.

"Carnage as 235 Pals died in 20 minutes." Accrington Observer 30 June 2006. Web. 6 Feb. 2016. http://www.accringtonobserver.co.uk/.../carnage-as-235....

Tags: Pals' Battalions · enlistment · volunteering · Britain · New Army · Kitchener · propaganda · Ireland · nationalism