This Infographic From The CSO Shows Just How Different Life Was In 1916

The shifts in mortality, religion, emigration and life expectancy are pretty stark


Ireland, unsurprisingly, was a very different place back in 1916.

And while there's been no shortage of movies, documentaries, mini-series, books and websites to showcase this shift in society, very few have access to the same breadth of information as the Central Statistics Office.

The newly unveiled section on their website, Life in 1916 Ireland: Stories From Statistics, is a treasure trove of information for anoraks and casual observers alike – and they've pulled some of the best bits of data into this intriguing infographic.


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Aidan Coughlan