World War One At Home

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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.

20140804

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.

20140805

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.

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.

20140808

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.

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

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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.

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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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20150429

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'.

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.