World War One At Home [Radio Ulster]

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20140602

Queen's University Belfast once housed a hospital for those injured in body and spirit.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Queen's University Belfast once housed a hospital for those injured in body and spirit.

20140603

In 1913, the Great Northern Railway converted nine carriages into an ambulance train.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. In 1913, the Great Northern Railway converted nine carriages into an ambulance train.

20140604

In May 1918, a German U-boat lay in wait as a fleet of fishing boats sailed from Kilkeel.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. In May 1918, a German U-boat lay in wait as a fleet of fishing boats sailed from Kilkeel.

20140605

Fleeing German forces in 1914, Belgian refugees brought particular skills.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Fleeing German forces in 1914, Belgian refugees brought particular skills.

20140606

Veterans frustrated by the failure to commemorate the fallen built a memorial out of snow.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Veterans frustrated by the failure to commemorate the fallen built a memorial out of snow.

20140607

A house in Whitehead offered a refuge for children with mothers unable to care for them.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. A house in Whitehead offered a refuge for children whose mothers were unable to care for them.

20140608

A noodle bar in Belfast was once the site of a jewellers making badges and sniper sights.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. A noodle bar in Belfast was once the site of a jewellers which made badges and sniper sights.

20140609

An area in Enniskillen was once home to dozens of soldiers who fought at Gallipoli.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. An area in Enniskillen was once home to dozens of soldiers who fought at Gallipoli.

20140610

Like many local newspapers, the Lurgan Mail provided its own view on the war's progress.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Like many local newspapers, the Lurgan Mail provided its own view on the war's progress.

20140611

Sharp-eyed soldiers at Kilroot artillery battery guarded Belfast Lough.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Sharp-eyed soldiers at Kilroot artillery battery guarded Belfast Lough from German attack.

20140612

Kynoch's munitions factory in Arklow employed thousands of men, women and children.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Kynoch's munitions factory in Arklow employed thousands of men, women and children.

20140613

A modest cottage in Slane was the birthplace of war poet Francis Ledwidge.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. A modest cottage in Slane was the birthplace of war poet Francis Ledwidge.

20140628

A recruitment rally in Warrenpoint saw nationalists and unionists share the same platform.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. A recruitment rally in Warrenpoint saw nationalists and unionists share the same platform.

20140629

An English missionary saw the war as a chance for Protestants and Catholics to unite.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. An English missionary saw the war as an opportunity for Protestants and Catholics to unite.

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Carrickfergus witnessed a wartime influx of Royal Irish Fusiliers from Cavan and Monaghan.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Carrickfergus witnessed a wartime influx of Royal Irish Fusiliers from Cavan and Monaghan.

20140804

Carrickfergus witnessed a wartime influx of Royal Irish Fusiliers from Cavan and Monaghan.

20140804

Carrickfergus witnessed a wartime influx of Royal Irish Fusiliers from Cavan and Monaghan.

20140804

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Carrickfergus witnessed a wartime influx of Royal Irish Fusiliers from Cavan and Monaghan.

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Ballyclare Comrades FC was formed by soldiers returning from the trenches.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Ballyclare Comrades FC can be traced back to soldiers returning from the trenches.

20140805

Ballyclare Comrades FC was formed by soldiers returning from the trenches.

20140805

Ballyclare Comrades FC was formed by soldiers returning from the trenches.

20140805

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Ballyclare Comrades FC can be traced back to soldiers returning from the trenches.

20140806

Linen yarn from Comber in Co Down covered the wooden frames of fighter planes.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Linen yarn from Comber in Co Down covered the frames of fighter planes.

20140807

Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff disguised ordinary cargo vessels as battleships.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff disguised ordinary cargo vessels as battleships.

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Absorbent and antiseptic sphagnum moss from the Bog of Allen was used to make dressings.

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Absorbent and antiseptic sphagnum moss from the Bog of Allen was used to make dressings.

20140808

Absorbent and antiseptic sphagnum moss from the Bog of Allen was used to make dressings.

20140808

Absorbent and antiseptic sphagnum moss from the Bog of Allen was used to make dressings.

20140808

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events in places across Ireland. Absorbent and antiseptic sphagnum moss from the Bog of Allen was used to make dressings.

20141109

Helen Mark presents the first part of a special Remembrance Sunday edition, looking at the centenary of WWI through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

20141109

Helen Mark presents the second part of a special Remembrance Sunday edition, looking at the centenary of WWI through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

20141110

A quiet cemetery at Bonamargy Friary near Ballycastle holds the graves of some of those who perished at sea while serving on HMS Viknor.

20141110

The graves of some of those who perished at sea while serving on HMS Viknor.

20141110

The graves of some of those who perished at sea while serving on HMS Viknor.

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A plaque on the wall of St Malachy's Church in Belfast honours those who gave their lives.

20141112

How the Countess of Limerick and the Shamrock League raised spirits and funds.

Exploring the role played by the Countess of Limerick and the Shamrock League in raising spirits and funds.

20141113

The story of how 50 scouts from Belfast helped to bring in the flax harvest in County Down

20141113

The story of how 50 scouts from Belfast helped to bring in the flax harvest in County Down.

20141114

Lord Farnham and Sir Oliver Nugent become entwined in the Home Rule crisis and World War I

County Cavan neighbours Lord Farnham and Sir Oliver Nugent find their lives entwined in the Home Rule crisis and the First World War.

20150425

Fortune tellers are prosecuted for making predictions about soldiers serving on the front.

Fortune tellers are prosecuted in the courts for trying to make money from predictions about soldiers serving on the front.

20150426

The GPO in Dublin played a vital role in wartime communications.

The GPO in Dublin played a vital role in wartime communications before becoming a symbol of revolution.

20150427

How the Blackman Tech in Belfast helped the war effort.

The centenary of WW1 seen through stories and events across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. A look at how the Blackman Tech in Belfast helped the war effort.

20150428

The Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin's Phoenix Park.

The Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin's Phoenix Park was home to over 400 orphaned boys at the outbreak of the war.

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The internment camp in Oldcastle that housed German and other foreign nationals.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. An internment camp in Oldcastle housed German and other foreign nationals who were treated as 'enemy aliens'.

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It's a Long Way to Tipperary, a song synonymous with the First World War.

20150430

It's a Long Way to Tipperary, a song synonymous with the First World War.

20150430

It's a Long Way to Tipperary, a song synonymous with the First World War.

20150430

It's a Long Way to Tipperary, a song synonymous with the First World War.

20150430

The centenary of WW1 seen through stories and events. It's a Long Way to Tipperary became synonymous with the conflict, but had nothing to do with the town beyond its title.

20150430

The centenary of WW1 seen through stories and events. It's a Long Way to Tipperary became synonymous with the conflict, but had nothing to do with the town beyond its title.

20150501

How the Irish Volunteers landed a consignment of rifles into Howth Harbour.

20150502

The mass graves of the victims of the sinking of the Lusitania in Cork.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. How the mass graves of the victims of the sinking of the Lusitania in Cork are a testament to the tragedy.

20151102

Belfast's 'forgotten' shipyard sets a riveting record that pleases the King.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. Belfast's 'forgotten' shipyard sets a riveting record that pleases the King.

20151103

The British army marches on boots made in Carlow.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. The British army marches on boots made in Carlow.

20151104

Cleenish Island in County Fermanagh provides homes for heroes.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. Cleenish Island in County Fermanagh provides homes for heroes.

20151105

Q-ships from County Cork, the Royal Navy's secret weapon against German U-boats.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. Q-ships from County Cork, the Royal Navy's secret weapon against German U-boats.

20151106

Rugby friends unite in Dublin to form Ireland's only Pals battalion.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. Rugby friends unite in Dublin to form Ireland's only Pals battalion.

20151107

Troop trains stop for a platform picnic at Limerick Junction in County Tipperary.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events. Troop trains stop for a platform picnic at Limerick Junction in County Tipperary.

20151108

Helen Mark presents the second part of a special Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of the Great War through stories and events.

Helen Mark presents a special Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of the Great War through stories and events.

20160321

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark the momentous events of 1916. Sir Roger Casement is arrested near Banna Strand after trying to smuggle guns for the Easter Rising.

20160322

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark the momentous events of 1916. St Patrick's Hall in Coalisland, Co Tyrone, is the scene of 'the Ulster Rising that never was'.

20160323

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark the momentous events of 1916. The Volunteer Training Corps comes under fire in Dublin during the Easter Rising.

20160324

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark momentous events of 1916. A cottage in Slane, Co Meath, is the birthplace of war poet Francis Ledwidge.

20160325

Helen Mark with a season of stories to mark the events of 1916. Dublin's GPO played a vital role in wartime communications before becoming an iconic symbol of the Easter Rising.

A Flag Made From Soldier's Shirts20160628

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark the momentous events of 1916. In the United Services Club in Limavady hangs a flag thought to have been carried at the Somme.

Ballymena's Memorial Park20160701
Ballymena's Memorial Park20160701

Ballymena's Memorial Park20160701

After the horror of the Somme work begins to build a memorial park, in Ballymena - one of the first war memorials in Ireland.

Castlecomer Coal Mine20161108

Castlecomer Coal Mine20161108

Castlecomer Coal Mine20161108

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. A mine owned by the Wandesforde family in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, gives up more than coal for the war effort.

Castlecomer Coal Mine20161108

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. A mine owned by the Wandesforde family in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, gives up more than coal for the war effort.

Castlecomer Coal Mine20161108

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. A mine owned by the Wandesforde family in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, gives up more than coal for the war effort.

Castlecomer Coal Mine20161108

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. A mine owned by the Wandesforde family in Castlecomer, County Kilkenny, gives up more than coal for the war effort.

Comber Post Office20161111

Comber Post Office20161111

Comber Post Office20161111

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. How a post office in Comber, Co Down, provided a lifeline between the home front and the war front.

Comber Post Office20161111

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. How a post office in Comber, Co Down, provided a lifeline between the home front and the war front.

Comber Post Office20161111

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. How a post office in Comber, Co Down, provided a lifeline between the home front and the war front.

Comber Post Office20161111

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. How a post office in Comber, Co Down, provided a lifeline between the home front and the war front.

Drumalis House, a Centre for Gun-Running20160627

Drumalis House, a Centre for Gun-Running20160627

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark the momentous events of 1916. Larne is the centre of a gun-running effort as the UVF prepares to fight Home Rule.

Drumalis House, a Centre for Gun-Running20160627

Helen Mark introduces a season of stories to mark the momentous events of 1916. Larne is the centre of a gun-running effort as the UVF prepares to fight Home Rule.

George Hackney - War Photographer20160630

George Hackney - War Photographer20160630

A simple grave in Comber marks the final resting place of George Hackney, one of the greatest photographers of the First World War.

George Hackney - War Photographer20160630

A simple grave in Comber marks the final resting place of George Hackney, one of the greatest photographers of the First World War.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One20161113

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One20161113

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two20161113

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two20161113

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two20161113

Helen Marks presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of WWI seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.

The 6th Connaught Rangers20161107

The 6th Connaught Rangers20161107

The 6th Connaught Rangers20161107

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Hundreds of volunteers from west Belfast enlist to fight in the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers.

The 6th Connaught Rangers20161107

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Hundreds of volunteers from west Belfast enlist to fight in the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers.

The 6th Connaught Rangers20161107

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Hundreds of volunteers from west Belfast enlist to fight in the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers.

The 6th Connaught Rangers20161107

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Hundreds of volunteers from west Belfast enlist to fight in the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers.

The Formby And Coningbeg20161110

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Two steamships belonging to the same company are torpedoed off the coast of Waterford, with all hands lost.

The Somme Drum20160629

The Somme Drum20160629

A bass drum housed in St Columb's Cathedral in Derry/Londonderry accompanied the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as they marched to the Somme.

The Somme Drum20160629

A bass drum housed in St Columb's Cathedral in Derry/Londonderry accompanied the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers as they marched to the Somme.

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet20161109

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet20161109

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet20161109

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Tarbert in County Kerry is the birthplace of writer and poet Thomas MacGreevy, who served at Ypres and the Somme.

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet20161109

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Tarbert in County Kerry is the birthplace of writer and poet Thomas MacGreevy, who served at Ypres and the Somme.

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet20161109

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Tarbert in County Kerry is the birthplace of writer and poet Thomas MacGreevy, who served at Ypres and the Somme.

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet20161109

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Tarbert in County Kerry is the birthplace of writer and poet Thomas MacGreevy, who served at Ypres and the Somme.