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From TheJournal.ie A German WWI hand grenade from a French trench ended up in a Hong Kong crisp factory Bomb De Terre This post contains videos

A German WWI hand grenade from a French trench ended up in a Hong Kong crisp factory

The grenade was then detonated by police.

From TheJournal.ie Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France Armistice 100

Irish leaders mark Armistice Day at events in Ireland, Britain and France

President-elect Michael D Higgins delayed his inauguration to take part in an event

From TheJournal.ie Quiz: How well do you know World War One? Armistice Day

Quiz: How well do you know World War One?

Armistice Day will be marked tomorrow, 100 years on from the cessation of hostilities.

From TheJournal.ie World War I memorial in Clare vandalised by 'spineless coward' Ennis

World War I memorial in Clare vandalised by 'spineless coward'

The memorial which came about after a number of years of fundraising is worth about €70,000.

From TheJournal.ie Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump Donald Trump

Labour and Green Party to hold rally for 'democracy and decency' to coincide with visit of Donald Trump

The US President will visit Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

From TheJournal.ie 'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster Rms Leinster

'Devastation on both sides of the Atlantic': 100 years on from Ireland's worst maritime disaster

More than 500 people died when the RMS Leinster was sunk by three torpedoes in 1918.

From TheJournal.ie It's been 100 years since two Dublin ships were torpedoed just before Christmas World War 1

It's been 100 years since two Dublin ships were torpedoed just before Christmas

36 people died in two separate attacks just 10 days before Christmas in December 1917.

From TheJournal.ie Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold Rms Leinster

Great tragedy of 500 lives lost in sunken mail boat RMS Leinster retold

Over 500 people were killed when the boat sank, just a month before the First World War ended.

From TheJournal.ie A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin Dublin Docks

A century after the attack, fatal U-boat bombing commemorated in Dublin

Of the 36 people who died in the bombings, only four bodies were found.

From TheJournal.ie Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago Mother Of All Bombs

Halifax Explosion: The accidental blast that killed 2,000 people a century ago

In December 1917 a ship detonated in Nova Scotia, unleashing a blast equivalent to about 3,000 tonnes of TNT.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial France

President Higgins to join William and Kate at Battle of the Somme memorial

The battle began on 1 July 1916.

From TheJournal.ie Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men The Uk Wants You

Check out this fascinating World War I recruitment poster targeting Irish men

“Is Germany going to treat Ireland differently from Poland?”

From The42 Here’s why women’s soccer in Ireland was much more popular in the 1920s Interview

Here’s why women’s soccer in Ireland was much more popular in the 1920s

David Toms discusses a memorable occasion in 1927 featuring a Dublin selection and Scotland at Milltown.

From TheJournal.ie In photos: The Irish women who made bombs during World War 1 Recovered Voices This post contains images

In photos: The Irish women who made bombs during World War 1

In September of 1917 a factory in Arklow blew up and killed 27 people.

From TheJournal.ie Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014 Over To You

Our top 10 most shared articles on Facebook in 2014

And the most popular ones on Twitter too.

From TheJournal.ie Christmas truce: How football on the front was used by soldiers on all sides World War 1 This post contains images

Christmas truce: How football on the front was used by soldiers on all sides

New photos published by the Open University show how soldiers played football throughout the war.

From TheJournal.ie These are the real-life stories of Ireland's World War I fighters Great War

These are the real-life stories of Ireland's World War I fighters

The new NLI exhibition features letters from those who served in the war.

From TheJournal.ie 'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered' Ceremony This post contains images

'The Irish men and women who died in World War 1 deserve to be remembered'

A remembrance ceremony was held this afternoon in Glasnevin Cemetery.

From TheJournal.ie World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches Technicolour This post contains images

World War 1 in colour: Have a look at these restored photos from the trenches

The Open University has ‘colourised’ some photos from the time.

From TheJournal.ie WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps Soldiers

WWI recruitment posters feature on new An Post stamps

The two commemorative stamps are to mark the centenary of World War One.

From TheJournal.ie Do you have any letters or mementos from World War 1? Experts want a look ROADSHOW

Do you have any letters or mementos from World War 1? Experts want a look

The World War 1 Roadshow ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’ is on at Trinity College next Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I In Memoriam

Lest we forget: Taoiseach and other leaders mark 100 years since World War I

Leaders will meet at Ypres in Belgium, which was destroyed in World War I.

From TheJournal.ie Did someone in your family survive World War I? Memorial Service

Did someone in your family survive World War I?

A memorial service will be held next weekend, organised by a group collating the names of all those Irish who survived the war.

From TheJournal.ie Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history? World War I

Remember Willie Redmond, whose death changed the course of Irish political history?

No? One Labour TD believes that more should be done to commemorate Redmond, an East Clare MP who died in World War I.

From TheJournal.ie German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College WWI

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College

New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”