World War One At Home [Radio Ulster]

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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.

20140225

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.

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

20140226

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.

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

20140227

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.

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

20140228

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.

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

20140301

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

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

20140302

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

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

20140303

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. Their bass drum is now housed in St Columb's Cathedral, used as a communion altar.

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

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

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.

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

20140307

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.

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

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

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.

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

20140604

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.

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

20140605

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

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

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.

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

20140608

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.

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

20140609

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.

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

20140610

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.

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

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.

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

20140613

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.

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

20140628

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.

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

20140629

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

20140806

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.

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

20140807

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

20141110

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

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

20141111

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.

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

Fortune tellers are prosecuted for making 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

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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

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

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

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

20151103

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

The British army marches on boots made in Carlow.

20151104

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

Cleenish Island in County Fermanagh provides homes for heroes.

20151105

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.

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

20151106

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

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.

20170605

Lady Edith Londonderry launches the Women's Legion.

20170606

The RDS in Dublin becomes a Remount Depot.

20170607

Field Marshal Lord Kitchener is one of the most famous faces of WWI and was Irish by birth

20170608

Rule 21 forbade members of the British security forces from playing in the GAA.

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. Rule 21 forbade members of the British security forces from playing in the GAA. In 1915, the Laois County Board sought to overturn the rule for the duration of the war.

20170609

Newspaper advertising uses the war to sell common household products.

A Country Club For Wounded Soldiers20171107
A Country Club For Wounded Soldiers20171107

was established at Knockrose in County Dublin.

was established at Knockrose in County Dublin.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Percy French20171108
Percy French20171108

Songwriter, poet and painter William Percy French raised funds and entertained soldiers.

Prayers Against Conscription20171106
Prayers Against Conscription20171106

The 1918 pilgrimage against conscription at Croagh Patrick.

Remembrance Day - Part 120171112

Helen Mark presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme.

Remembrance Day - Part 220171112
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

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

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

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.

Tobacco For The Troops20171109
Tobacco For The Troops20171109

Belfast once had the biggest tobacco factory in the world.

Wartime Seaside Scrapbooks20171110

Bangor's efforts to provide fun during the dark days of war.