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    Winter and Christmas 1913

    Winter and Christmas 1913

    This week, we went back to winter 1913 to paint a picture of life in Ireland this time 100 years ago. The run up to Christmas witnessed a frenzy of consumerism and activity. But there was a huge contrast between wealth and poverty - not only in the capital but also, elsewhere in the country.   As the Lockout headed into its fifth month, thousands of hungry and beleaguered workers faced a bleak festive season with their families. Mike Cronin, Mark Duncan and Paul Rouse of Century Ireland discussed political, sporting and social events. Other items covered included a huge increase ...

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