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    Christmas 1913 - Grafton Street, Dublin

    Christmas 1913 - Grafton Street, Dublin

    Similar to today, Grafton Street was a frenzy of activity in the run up to Christmas a hundred years ago. Louise Denvir painted a picture of the windows, the lifestyle and the gifts in some of the street’s department stores.  Interestingly, department stores actually bought in cheaper versions of their products to sell as charitable donations. 

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1222/490852-the-history-show-sunday-22-december-2013/?clipid=1382261
    The legacy of Eoin MacNeill

    The legacy of Eoin MacNeill

    Although he's not as well-known as Collins or de Valera, the academic and politician Eoin MacNeill played an important role during the Irish Revolutionary period. A brilliant historian and scholar, he worked alongside many of the more celebrated leaders of Irish nationalism.    Next Saturday marks the centenary of MacNeill’s seminal article “The North Began”, which signified an important turning point in the struggle for Irish independence.  Lorcan Clancy looked back at MacNeill’s early life, and how he came to write “The North Began”.   Such was the strength of McNeill’s article that the Irish Volunteers were formed a few ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1027/482016-the-history-show-sunday-27-october-2013/?clipid=1339173

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