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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