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    Nelson's Pillar

    Nelson's Pillar

    For over 150 years, Nelson's Pillar dominated O'Connell Street in Dublin.  The granite structure was erected in the early 19th century to commemorate the British naval commander Horatio Nelson.  He was killed in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, Britain's most decisive naval victory of the Napoleonic wars.  The monument received a mixed reception from the very start, and was a subject of debate from the day it was unveiled in 1809 until its destruction by a bomb on the 8th of March 1966.  Myles was joined by Donal Fallon, author of the new book "The Pillar: The Life and ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0601/618744-the-history-show-sunday-1-june-2014/?clipid=1581250
    The History Show Sunday 8 December 2013

    The History Show Sunday 8 December 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/2013/1208/490498-the-history-show-sunday-8-december-2013/
    Donal Fallon - Selected Books

    Donal Fallon - Selected Books

    Peadar O'Donnell - The Gates Flew Upon (Mercier Press). A classic memoir just back in print) Peadar O'Donnell became involved in Irish Republicanism through his initial involvement in socialism, as an organiser for the ITGWU. When he was unsuccessful in establishing a branch of the Irish Citizen Army in Derry he joined the IRA and led Guerilla activities in Donegal and Derry during the War of Independence. He was firmly opposed to the treaty signed at the end of the war and wrote 'The middle class was getting all they wanted, namely the transfer of patronage from Dublin Castle to ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1208/490498-the-history-show-sunday-8-december-2013/?clipid=1368694
    History Books for Christmas

    History Books for Christmas

    This week, we asked our guests to suggest history books that they reckon would make a good Christmas present for someone in your life. Our guests were historians, Lisa Marie Griffith and Donal Fallon along with Fiona Ross, director of the National Library and author, Robert O’Byrne who came armed with lots of ideas for those Christmas stockings.    We also heard recommendations from the public as told to James Keating.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1208/490498-the-history-show-sunday-8-december-2013/?clipid=1368784
    Remembrance Sunday Poppy

    Remembrance Sunday Poppy

    While we haven’t universally embraced wearing the poppy in this country, we generally respect people’s right to observe Remembrance Sunday.   However, in the 1920s and 1930s here, it was a very different story.   HIstorian, Donal Fallon, wrote a piece for our programme detailing how Remembrance Sunday events in the early years of the Irish Free State were a frequent source of ideological conflict and political violence. Remembrance Sunday in the 1920s and 1930s by Donal Fallon Ten years after rebellion on the streets of the capital, 40,000 Dubliners crowded into the area around the Wellington memorial at the Phoenix Park in 1926. ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1110/484830-the-history-show-sunday-10-november-2013/?clipid=1348678
    Raising The Red Flag Over The Rotunda

    Raising The Red Flag Over The Rotunda

    There's been a lot of talk about our sense of resignation in the face of austerity, rising job losses and apparently unending cutbacks.    While the Greeks and others have been out on the streets making a lot of noise, we've been staying at home taking it all on the chin.  But we weren't always like that you know!  Two days after the foundation of the Free State, on this very weekend in 1922, there was a dramatic expression of class anger complete with a red flag flag flying over a public building in Dublin city centre.Five years after the Russian ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0120/363645-the-history-show-sunday-20-january-2013/?clipid=980964

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