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An Irish Soldier in the British Army


Survivors of 47 Brigade going back to rest area after the Battle of Guillemont-Ginchy, September 1916. Image: ‘Claremen in the 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers’. J Kidney is listed in the section ‘Clare men in the Royal Munster Fusiliers and where they came from’. 16th (Irish) Division and the Gas Attacks at Hulluch (Loos) A…

'Ireland in the Great War in Cartoons' with Professor Chris Williams


‘Ireland and the Great War - in Cartoons’ with Chris Williams. Professor Chris Williams is the Head of College, at the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork. He studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and for eight years was a history lecturer at the University of Swansea. This talk examines the ways in w…

The Easter Rising - Dublin 1916


The Battles of the First World War took place in many countries and across various continents - from China to Lake Tanganyika in Africa; from off the coast of Chile to the files of France and Flanders. While these battles were being fought overseas, in April 1916 a rebellion broke out in one of the principle cities of the British Isles.  Prior to …

The Battle of Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, 1916


Dublin, Ireland is very far from the killing fields of the Western Front. Yet it was here in the spring of 1916 that thousands of British soldiers found themselves in action in what was then considered the second city of the British Empire. The graveyards of Dublin hold the remains of a number of those that fell in action, their neglected and often…

The Battle for the South Dublin Union 1916


On 24 April 1916, Patrick Pearse declared an independent Irish republic from the steps of the General Post Office on Sackville Street, Dublin. Irish Volunteer forces occupied a number of strategic positions throughout Dublin city. This was to be the beginning of a weeklong bloody conflict that was to become known as the Easter Rising. Unlike castl…

The golden locket, the hidden grave and the forgotten soldier : Ireland April 1916


On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, as the independent Irish Republic was being declared from the steps of the General Post Office in Sackville Street (now O' Connell St), Dublin, Ireland, a young British army officer was preparing to go on duty. Lieutenant Guy Vickery Pinfield was twenty-one years old and was a rugby-playing, former student of Cambr…

CHECK WITH THE BRANCH 'The Easter Rising' with Paul Cobb


Paul Cobb returns to the Devon and Cornwall Branch to examine the events of in Dublin at Easter 1916 when rebels challenged British Rule in Ireland.

Ep. 86 – Dublin’s Great Wars, 1912-23 – Prof. Richard Grayson


Professor Richard Grayson, Professor of Twentieth Century History at Goldsmiths, University of London, talks about his new book charting Dublin’s Great Wars, 1912-1923, that covers the role of Dubliners in the Great War, Easter Rising and Irish Revolution. His book is published by Cambridge University Press. …

Tony Bradman's Stories of WW1


At first sight, a review of an anthology of short stories written for children about the Great War is not what you might expect to find on The Western Front Association website. However, education and the inculcation of an interest in the First World War must be an essential part of the mission of the WFA. What better way, I suggest, than to introd…

'Wartime Dublin' with Professor Richard Grayson (Goldsmiths, University of London)


Traditionally, the story of Irish involvement in the First World War has been told in narratives separate to those of the Easter Rising and the wider Irish Revolution. Richard Grayson's 2018 book Dublin's Great Wars, offered a new narrative which combined all these events and processes, showing how the conflicts were closely intertwined. It also to…

Ep.272 - The Political and Social History of Ireland in the First World War - Dr Niamh Gallagher and Prof Richard Grayson


Dr Niamh Gallagher, University Associate Professor in Modern British and Irish History at the Faculty of History, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge and Professor Richard Grayson, Professor of Twentieth Century History, Head of History at Goldsmiths, University of London discuss Niamh’s recent book Ireland and the Great War. …

Addison Barnes Perrott Hadden MC - South Irish Horse in the First World War


For many years, I have had in my sewing basket the buttons from the uniform of the South Irish Horse and the cap badge of the Officer Training Corps (OTC)from Trinity College Dublin. These were given to me by my grandmother with reference to my grandfather, “who had received a medal” in the First World War. She did not describe what he had done. M…