John Redmond MP: made a special appeal for the sons of farmers to enlist

February 10th, 1916 The London Irish Rifles, now known as “the Footballers of Loos”, The Irish Times reports, want more men “to complete the establis(...)

Kylemore Abbey in Galway, the current resting place of the ‘Irish Dames of Ypres’. Photograph: Washington Post/KC Summers

‘The Irish Nuns At Ypres” sounds like a great title for a film about the first World War. But it’s a potential Hollywood epic yet to be made. H(...)