This website marks the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign in World War One. In particular, the content focuses on the Irish experience of the campaign. It is linked to the ongoing realtime history project, Century Ireland that charts the Irish experience of the 1913-23 decade.
Gallipoli was a key campaign for the Irish fighting in World War One. The Dublin Fusiliers, Munster Fusiliers, Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 10th (Irish) Division all took part in fighting at Gallipoli, which meant that men from every county in Ireland were present. Some 12,000 Irishmen fought at Gallipoli in Irish regiments (plus many others who were in British or imperial regiments), and approximately 4,000 of them never returned home.
The accessible content includes:
Daily twitter feed @centuryIRL
Updates on the project via facebook https://www.facebook.com/CenturyIreland
The Gallipoli Ireland website is produced by Boston College, and is a partnership with RTE, the National Archives, the National Museum and the National Library. It is funded by the Department of the Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht as part of the Decade of Commemorations.
By post: Boston College, 43 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, Ireland
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In putting this project together we have to acknowledge the assistance of the following people that so generously helped us: Caitriona Crowe, Liam Forbes, Lar Joye, Adam Ladd, Eleanor McGovern, Katherine McSharry, Brenda Malone, Marion Maxwell, Jack Morris, Mal Murray, Liam O’Callagahan, Stephen Scarth, Fionnuala Walsh, as well as the archivists of the Imperial War Museum, the Public Record Office in Kew, the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Museum and King’s Hospital School.