World War One At Home On Radio Ulster

World War One At Home On Radio Ulster

As part of World War One at Home series, BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle introduces a series of short programmes marking the centenary of the Great War. Ranging across the UK and Ireland, each programme focuses on a particular place that played its own small part in the global conflict. The series is introduced by Helen Mark. Find out more about WW1 At Home on the BBC at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01nhwgx

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  • 07 March 2014: Conlig Lead Mine, Co. Down

    Fri, 7 Mar 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

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

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  • 06 March 2014: Hely's Printers, Dublin

    Thu, 6 Mar 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

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

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  • 05 March 2014: Drumalis House, Larne

    Wed, 5 Mar 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Months before war was declared, Larne’s grandly sedate Drumalis House was a centre for gunrunning in Edward Carson’s bid to resist Home Rule.

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  • 04 March 2014: Somme Drum, Derry

    Tue, 4 Mar 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    In 1914, the Hamilton Flute Band from Londonderry joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Their bass drum, now housed in St Columb's Cathedral, sounded the beat for the marching soldiers and became a communion altar at the front.

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  • 03 March 2014: Bentra Airships, Whitehead

    Mon, 3 Mar 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    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.

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  • 02 March 2014: Redmond's speech, Woodenbridge

    Sun, 2 Mar 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

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

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  • 01 March 2014: Lurgan Courthouse, Co. Armagh

    Sat, 1 Mar 14

    Duration:
    6 mins

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

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  • 28 Feb 2014: Templemore POW camp: Tipperary

    Fri, 28 Feb 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Templemore Barracks is today home to the training college for An Garda Siochana, but in 1914 it housed over two thousand German prisoners of war.

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  • 27 Feb 2014: Lough Swilly, Donegal

    Thu, 27 Feb 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    Lough Swilly, in County Donegal, provided shelter for the entire British Grand Fleet in autumn 1914. Kite balloons were used to spot German submarines and six-inch artillery guns guarded the mouth of the lough.

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  • 26 Feb 2014: St. James's Gate, Dublin

    Wed, 26 Feb 14

    Duration:
    7 mins

    In 1914 St James’s Gate in Dublin was home to Guinness, the world’s largest brewery. Company ships, ordinarily used to export the world famous stout, were requisitioned by the admiralty and came to a fateful end.

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