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    Ireland's Experience: Episode 5 - The Aftermath

    Ireland's Experience: Episode 5 - The Aftermath

    Thousands never returned home to their loved ones after an Armistice was declared on the 11th of November, 1918. Those who did survive arrived back to a very different Ireland to the one that existed in 1914 when war broke out. It was a divided country, bracing itself for conflict as Sinn Fein triumphed in the 1918 general election and vowed to establish their own parliament in Dublin.   In this programme, we explored the brutal legacy of the war, from the traumatised victims of shell shock to bereaved families of fallen soldiers. We heard the stories of the veterans - ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0831/638320-the-history-show-sunday-31-august-2014/?clipid=1655394
    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 5 - broadcast 31 August 2014

    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 5 - broadcast 31 August 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0831/638320-the-history-show-sunday-31-august-2014/
    Blighted Nation: Episode Four - Does Ireland Still Bear the Scars of the Famine?

    Blighted Nation: Episode Four - Does Ireland Still Bear the Scars of the Famine?

    The starvation officially lasted for seven years but are the effects of the famine still with us? Our population was decimated by the famine and even today, we are the only country in Europe and possibly, the world, with a smaller population than we had in 1840. If we never had the famine, if we remained largely Irish speaking and we didn’t have emigration, what kind of a country would we have now? This programme examines the after effects of the famine. Topics discussed include how our system of land ownership and use was changed after the famine. How it ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/blighted-nation/programmes/2013/0304/372047-episode-4/?clipid=1016001

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