World War One at Home

Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Introduced by Helen Mark.

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Marking the centenary of the war through stories and events linked to places across Ireland. Introduced by Helen Mark.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-12 12:00
last episode published
2017-11-12 12:00
publication frequency
17.18 days
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Number of Episodes
80
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
12.11.2017

Remembrance Day - Part 2

Helen Mark presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of World War One seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.
BBC Radio Ulster author
12.11.2017

Remembrance Day - Part 1

Helen Mark presents a Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of World War One seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland.
BBC Radio Ulster author
10.11.2017

Wartime Seaside Scrapbooks

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. The scrapbooks of Bangor Council provide a window into the seaside town's efforts to provide fun during the dark ...
BBC Radio Ulster author
9.11.2017

Tobacco for the Troops

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. At one time Belfast had the biggest tobacco factory in the world, helping to produce cigarettes to send to troops...
BBC Radio Ulster author
8.11.2017

Percy French

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. William Percy French - famous songwriter, poet and painter from County Roscommon - raised funds and entertained s...
BBC Radio Ulster author
7.11.2017

A Country Club for Wounded Soldiers

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. A country club for wounded soldiers was established at Knockrose in County Dublin.
BBC Radio Ulster author
6.11.2017

Prayers Against Conscription

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. Ireland's famed mountain Croagh Patrick, in County Mayo, was the venue for a pilgrimage against conscription in 1...
BBC Radio Ulster author
9.06.2017

The War in Advertising

How advertisers used the war to sell products
BBC Radio Ulster author
9.06.2017

Belfast - The War in Advertising

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. Newspaper advertising uses the war to sell common household products in ways that would now seem distasteful.
BBC Radio Ulster author
8.06.2017

Laois - The GAA and Rule 21

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 s...
BBC Radio Ulster author
7.06.2017

Listowel, Co. Kerry - Kitchener, The Early Years

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. Field Marshal Lord Kitchener is one of the most famous faces of World War I and, like many of the senior officers...
BBC Radio Ulster author
6.06.2017

War Horses

At the RDS in Dublin, horses are trained for war
BBC Radio Ulster author
6.06.2017

RDS Dublin, War Horses

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. The RDS in Dublin becomes a Remount Depot, where horses from across Ireland are trained for warfare and sent to t...
BBC Radio Ulster author
5.06.2017

Mount Stewart

Lady Edith Londonderry sets up The Women's Legion
BBC Radio Ulster author
5.06.2017

Mount Stewart, Home of The Women's Legion

The centenary of the First World War seen through stories and events linked to places across the UK and Ireland, introduced by Helen Mark. From the grand house of Mount Stewart by Strangford Lough, Lady Edith Londonderry launches the Women's Legion.
BBC Radio Ulster author
13.11.2016

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode Two

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
13.11.2016

Remembrance Sunday Special Episode One

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
11.11.2016

Comber Post Office

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
10.11.2016

The Formby and Coningbeg

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
9.11.2016

Thomas MacGreevy - Ireland's Modernist War Poet

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
8.11.2016

Castlecomer Coal Mine

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
7.11.2016

The 6th Connaught Rangers

The centenary of WWI seen through stories and events. Hundreds of volunteers from west Belfast enlist to fight in the 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers.
BBC Radio Ulster author
1.07.2016

Ballymena's Memorial Park

After the horror of the Somme work begins to build a memorial park, in Ballymena - one of the first war memorials in Ireland.
BBC Radio Ulster author
30.06.2016

George Hackney - War Photographer

A simple grave in Comber marks the final resting place of George Hackney, one of the greatest photographers of the First World War.
BBC Radio Ulster author
28.06.2016

A Flag made from Soldier's Shirts

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
23.03.2016

23/03/2016

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
22.03.2016

22/03/2016

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'.
BBC Radio Ulster author
21.03.2016

21/03/2016

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
8.11.2015

A Special Remembrance Sunday edition

Helen Mark presents a special Remembrance Sunday edition of the programme, looking at the centenary of the Great War through stories and events.
BBC Radio Ulster author
8.11.2015

A Special Remembrance Sunday edition

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
7.11.2015

Troops stop for a platform picnic

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
6.11.2015

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
5.11.2015

Q-ships, the secret weapon against 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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
4.11.2015

Cleenish Island 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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
3.11.2015

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
2.11.2015

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
2.05.2015

02/05/2015

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
1.05.2015

01/05/2015

How the Irish Volunteers landed a consignment of rifles into Howth Harbour.
BBC Radio Ulster author
30.04.2015

30/04/2015

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
29.04.2015

29/04/2015

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'.
BBC Radio Ulster author
28.04.2015

28/04/2015

The Royal Hibernian Military School in Dublin's Phoenix Park was home to over 400 orphaned boys at the outbreak of the war.
BBC Radio Ulster author
27.04.2015

27/04/2015

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author
26.04.2015

26/04/2015

The GPO in Dublin played a vital role in wartime communications before becoming a symbol of revolution.
BBC Radio Ulster author
25.04.2015

25/04/2015

Fortune tellers are prosecuted in the courts for trying to make money from predictions about soldiers serving on the front.
BBC Radio Ulster author
14.11.2014

14/11/2014

County Cavan neighbours Lord Farnham and Sir Oliver Nugent find their lives entwined in the Home Rule crisis and the First World War.
BBC Radio Ulster author
13.11.2014

13/11/2014

The story of how 50 scouts from Belfast helped to bring in the flax harvest in County Down.
BBC Radio Ulster author
12.11.2014

12/11/2014

Exploring the role played by the Countess of Limerick and the Shamrock League in raising spirits and funds.
BBC Radio Ulster author
11.11.2014

11/11/2014

A plaque on the wall of St Malachy's Church in Belfast honours those who gave their lives.
BBC Radio Ulster author
10.11.2014

10/11/2014

A quiet cemetery at Bonamargy Friary near Ballycastle holds the graves of some of those who perished at sea while serving on HMS Viknor.
BBC Radio Ulster author
8.08.2014

08/08/2014

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.
BBC Radio Ulster author