Belgian refugees in 1914

Minute book of the Belgian Refugees’ Committee

This month’s ‘From the Archives’ document is an extract from the minute book of the (Irish) Belgian Refugees Committee, established in October 1914 as part of the wider British response to the flow of civilian refugees flooding out of Belgium in the weeks after the country became the epicentre of the twentieth century’s first global conflict.

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Statement to the Irish Volunteers, 24 September 1914

Statement to the Irish Volunteers, 24 September 1914

This month’s ‘From the Archives’ document is arguably one of the most important pre-independence documents extant in University College Dublin Archives. It was the document that split the Irish Volunteers, Ireland’s largest ever paramilitary force, one hundred years ago on 24 September 1914.

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A Copse, Evening, 1918 by A.Y.Jackson

The Origins of the First World War

As part of the History Hub.ie podcast series Dr William Mulligan (UCD) explores the complex origins of the conflict.He explores the roles of imperialism, rising military capability and the impact of the global economic climate.

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