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    The History Show Sunday 13 April 2014

    The History Show Sunday 13 April 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/2014/0413/606520-the-history-show-sunday-13-april-2014/
    The Prince of Wales visits Skibbereen

    The Prince of Wales visits Skibbereen

    Regan Hutchins talked to Skibbereen local historian, Gerald O’Brien, about a young royal visitor to the town, in April 1858, who almost never left.  Background: In April 1858, the young Prince of Wales, Albert Edward, was sent on a short trip to Ireland by his mother, Queen Victoria. It was a chance to get away from the tight strictures of Court life and offered the heir to the throne a small taste of freedom – which he relished. The tour began in Cork city and ended in Killarney where the Royal yacht, The Osborne, was to take him back to ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0413/606520-the-history-show-sunday-13-april-2014/?clipid=1531082

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