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    Edward Wellington Boate

    Edward Wellington Boate

    Prison Camps are an unavoidable factor in war and that fact was no different during the American Civil War. The most infamous of them all was Andersonville, a confederate prison that was overcrowded, disease ridden and violent. In fact, it was called the Auschwitz of the American Civil War by some. This is where a Waterford man found himself towards the end of the war as Orla Rapple told us. Andersonville Aug 1864 The story of Waterford man Edward Wellington Boate was part of Orla Rapple’s series Irish Fighter’s, American War which was produced with funding from the Broadcast Authority ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0601/618744-the-history-show-sunday-1-june-2014/?clipid=1588987
    The Extraordinary Story of Private Albert Cashier

    The Extraordinary Story of Private Albert Cashier

    One of the most intriguing stories from the Irish fighting in the American Civil War is that of Albert Cashier. Orla Rapple told us about the life of a private in the 95th Illinois infantry who started out life in Clogherhead Co. Louth - as a woman called Jenny Hodgers.   Albert Cashiers story was part of Orla Rapple’s series Irish Fighters, American War which was funded by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.  

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0504/614578-the-history-show-sunday-4-may-2014/?clipid=1567126
    The History Show Sunday 4 May 2014

    The History Show Sunday 4 May 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/2014/0504/614578-the-history-show-sunday-4-may-2014/
    Brigadier General Michael Corcoran

    Brigadier General Michael Corcoran

    Last month (December22) marked the 150th anniversary of the death of Michael Corcoran. Michael Corcoran was a Sligo man who lived the last 14 years of his life in America. During that time he would led the 69th and then his own regiment into battle in the American civil War. But he is perhaps best known for a stance he took in New York during the visit of a teenage prince. Orla Rapple found out more about Brigadier General Michael Corcoran. Orla Rapple's report on the life of Michael Corcoran was part of her series Irish Fighter’s, American War which was ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0112/496455-the-history-show-sunday-12-january-2014/?clipid=1389648
    The History Show Sunday 12 January 2014

    The History Show Sunday 12 January 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/2014/0112/496455-the-history-show-sunday-12-january-2014/
    Myles Walter Keogh

    Myles Walter Keogh

    Myles Walter Keogh was just 36 when he died but his military career spanned over 16 years, two continents and would see him fight in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars.  Continuing her series Irish Fighters, American War, Orla Rapple found out more about the Leighlinbridge native. The story of Myles Walter Keogh was part of Orla Rapple’s series Irish Fighter’s, American War which was funded by the Broadcast Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.  A memorial to Myles can be found in the town of his birth, Leighlinbridge in Co. Carlow. 

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1124/488390-the-history-show-sunday-24-november-2013/?clipid=1361146
    The History Show Sunday 3 March 2013

    The History Show Sunday 3 March 2013

    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/2013/0303/370301-the-history-show-sunday-3-march-2013/
    American Civil War

    American Civil War

    Just under 200,000 Irishmen took part in the American Civil War, making it one of the most significant conflicts in Irish history. Hundreds of thousands more were affected away from the battlefield, both in the US and in Ireland itself. The Irish contribution, however, is often only viewed through the lens of famous units such as the Irish Brigade, but the real story is much more complex and fascinating. Despite this huge level of Irish involvement, little is known in their home country about their experiences. A large number of sites in Ireland are either directly connected with individuals who ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0303/370301-the-history-show-sunday-3-march-2013/?clipid=1011282
    The History Show Sunday 20 January 2013

    The History Show Sunday 20 January 2013

    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/2013/0120/363645-the-history-show-sunday-20-january-2013/
    January Lincoln Movie

    January Lincoln Movie

    As the multi-Oscar nominated Abraham Lincoln film comes to a screen near you, we talked about its portrayal of the man and how Hollywood has added to our knowledge of history. 150 years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which made the abolition of slavery in the confederate states an official goal of the American Civil War. Stephen Speilberg's new film, Lincoln deals with the President's efforts two years later to formally abolish slavery in the United States. Steven Benedict, lecturer in film and Tom Plank, Chairman of Republicans Abroad Ireland previewed this film for us. Lincoln ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0120/363645-the-history-show-sunday-20-january-2013/?clipid=980963

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