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    Century Ireland

    Century Ireland

    It’s August and time, once again, to enter our Century Ireland time machine and travel back to the Raidio Eireann newsroom for the news read by Anne Doyle there with the news from August 1914... Sean was joined now by Mark Duncan of the Century Ireland project and by historian Conor Mulvagh from UCD. www.rte.ie/centuryireland

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/today-with-sean-o-rourke/programmes/2014/0827/639638-today-with-sean-o-rourke-wednesday-27-august-2014/?clipid=1659779
    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 3 - broadcast 17 August 2014

    WWI Ireland's Experience: Episode 3 - broadcast 17 August 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/2014/0817/636936-the-history-show-sunday-17-august-2014/
    Ireland's Experience: Episode 3 - The Home Front

    Ireland's Experience: Episode 3 - The Home Front

    Broadcast on Sunday 17 August at 10am On this week’s programme, we’re concerned with what was happening here, on the home front during World War 1. The effects of the war were evident everywhere you looked. The "Defence of the Realm Act" granted the government sweeping new powers, temporary hospitals sprang up to accommodate wounded men, while refugees from Belgium streamed into Britain and Ireland.   There was a lot of change during the war years. The Ireland of 1914 was very different from the Ireland of 1918, as the country went through a turbulent period that completely transformed the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0817/636936-the-history-show-sunday-17-august-2014/?clipid=1650698
    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and start of World War One

    Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and start of World War One

    On June 28th 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated in the centre of the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo.  It was the event which triggered World War I. The Archduke, who was the heir to the Austria- Hungarian throne was on a state visit to the city.   But what was he doing there in the first place? Martina Relihan traced the background to the story.    Background to the Assassination by Martina Relihan   The Austro-Hungarian Empire in Bosnia  The Austro-Hungarian or Habsburg Empire was a great Catholic north European power and after the Treaty of Berlin ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/?clipid=1599133
    Howth Gun Running - Mary Spring Rice Diaries

    Howth Gun Running - Mary Spring Rice Diaries

    On the 26th of July 1914, a shipment of arms landed at Howth harbour in Co. Dublin. They had been smuggled from Germany on board the Asgard, a pleasure yacht owned by Erskine Childers. The operation was organised to equip the newly-formed nationalist military organisation, the Irish Volunteers. This summer marks the centenary of the Howth Gun Running, an important episode in the struggle for Irish independence. One of the people involved was Mary Spring Rice, a nationalist activist. The diary that she kept on board the Asgard is a vivid account of the voyage, and offers a unique perspective ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/?clipid=1588068
    The History Show Sunday 15 June 2014

    The History Show Sunday 15 June 2014

    The World War 1 Roadshow at Trinity College Dublin ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’> 10am-5.30pm, Saturday, July 12th, Trinity College Dublin   Ireland’s part in the Great War will be explored through a series of events at a World War 1 Road Show at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 12 July.     The World War 1 Road Show will feature a range of events including pop up talks every 15 minutes throughout the day as well as more in-depth lectures on the Great War. In addition, there will be other activities including theatre performances and music as well as ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/
    1914: the Road to War

    1914: the Road to War

    World War I has been dubbed “the most significant event in modern Irish history”.  On 14 June, a conference will reflect on a decade of war and revolution here. as well as the road to World War One.  UCD historian, Conor Mulvagh joined Myles to talk about this forthcoming conference.          Universities Ireland is sponsoring the third in a series of conferences to commemorate the centenary of key events in the history of modern Ireland ranging from the Ulster Covenant, through the First World War and the 1916 Rising, to the foundation of the Irish and Northern Irish States. This conference will take ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0601/618744-the-history-show-sunday-1-june-2014/?clipid=1588118
    The History Show Sunday 27 April 2014

    The History Show Sunday 27 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/2014/0427/610245-the-history-show-sunday-27-april-2014/

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