From Century Ireland: Mark Duncan on Ireland in August 1914.
1–2 August: Nationalist gunrunning at Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow.
3 August: German declaration of war against France; John Redmond pledges Irish support for any war and suggests that the Irish Volunteers and UVF should take responsibility for defence of Ireland.
From History Ireland: The rhetoric of Redmondism, 1914-16.
From Century Ireland: The Irish political response to the outbreak of World War One.
4 August: German invasion of Belgium; UK declares war.
From Century Ireland: Britain declares war on Germany.
8 August: Defence of the Realm Act, 1914.
From Century Ireland: William Murphy on the Defence of the Realm Act.
15 August: Censorship of press begins.
21 August: Formation of ‘new’ army, to include the 10th (Irish) Division and the 36th (Ulster) Division.