World War One At Home

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20140224

When war was declared, Christabel Pankhurst called on women to support the fight.

In 1914, Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol housed militant suffragettes. When war was declared, Christabel Pankhurst called on women to postpone their struggle and support the fight.

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In early 1915, Sam Steele received an urgent order for 50 bicycles fitted with rifle slips

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 posts along the front.

20140226

In 1914, Guinness' company ships were requisitioned for the war and came to a fateful end.

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 fateful end.

20140227

Lough Swilly provided shelter for the entire British Grand Fleet in autumn 1914.

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

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In 1914, Templemore Barracks in Tipperary housed more than 2,000 German prisoners of war.

Templemore Barracks in Tipperary is today home to the training college for An Garda Siochana, but in 1914 it housed more than 2,000 German prisoners of war.

20140301

Lurgan Courthouse once loomed over soldiers' wives accused of being drunk and disorderly.

Lurgan Courthouse, now a bar and bistro in the town, once loomed over soldiers' wives accused of drunk and disorderly behaviour.

20140302

In September 1914, MP John Redmond made a divisive speech at Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow.

In September 1914, MP John Redmond made an impromptu and divisive speech at Woodenbridge, Co Wicklow.

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Bentra Golf Course was the site of an airship mooring station, crucial against U-Boats.

Bentra Golf Course in Whitehead is revealed as the site of an airship mooring station, crucial in the fight against the scourge of German U-Boats.

20140304

In 1914, the Hamilton Flute Band from Londonderry joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

In 1914, the Hamilton Flute Band from Londonderry joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Their bass drum is now housed in St Columb's Cathedral, used as a communion altar.

20140305

Months before war was declared, Larne's sedate Drumalis House was a centre for gunrunning.

Months before war was declared, Larne's grandly sedate Drumalis House was a centre for gunrunning in Sir Edward Carson's bid to resist Home Rule.

20140306

Hely's Printers in Dublin benefited from the booming business of recruitment posters.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Hely's Printers in Dublin benefited from the booming business of recruitment posters.

20140307

Conlig lead mine near Newtownards was a focal point for local paranoia about German spies.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Conlig lead mine near Newtownards was a focal point for local paranoia about German spies.