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    The Kalem Film Company

    The Kalem Film Company

    Between 1910 and 1915, the Kalem Company made almost thirty films here dealing with, among other things, Irish history and emigration. They made history by producing not only the earliest series of fiction films made in Ireland, but also the first films to be shot on both sides of the Atlantic. Led by director and actor Sidney Olcott and daring leading lady Gene Gauntier, the Kalems first came here in the summer of 1910. Their first movie was The Lad from Old Ireland which was shot in and around Cobh. Sunniva O’Flynn of the Irish Film Institute and Tony Tracy ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0323/601819-the-history-show-sunday-23-march-2014/?clipid=1513361
    1914 Dublin Housing Report

    1914 Dublin Housing Report

    “ I condemn the whole of the tenement system now existing. It breeds misery; and worse. It causes a great waste of human life and human force; men, women and children can never rise to the best that is in them under such conditions". Damning words there from John Cooke 100 years ago this week when the Report into Housing Conditions in Dublin was published.   Mark Duncan of Century Ireland joined Myles to talk about the report and in particular, the photos of the tenements that appear in the appendix.   These present a rare glimpse of tenement living condiitions 100 years ago.   ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0209/502138-the-history-show-sunday-9-february-2014/?clipid=1412365
    Century Ireland Award

    Century Ireland Award

    This week, the online historical newspaper Century Ireland won a Spider Award for the best website for Irish arts, heritage and culture. Century Ireland newspaper is published fortnightly with daily updates on the news of 1913.  Century Ireland directors Mike Cronin and Mark Duncan talked about the range of 1913 stories on the website. https://www.rte.ie/centuryireland/

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1201/489476-the-history-show-sunday-1-december-2013/?clipid=1366735

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