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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 1 June 2014

    The History Show Sunday 1 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/2014/0601/618744-the-history-show-sunday-1-june-2014/
    The Green Mile Walking Tour

    The Green Mile Walking Tour

    If someone mentions The Green Mile, you’re likely to think of the Stephen King novel or the Oscar nominated movie. But now, it’s also the name of a historical walking tour of Ireland’s best know Victorian public park, St. Stephen’s Green. Louise Denvir joined tour guides Donal Fallon and Ronan Sheehan to get a sense of what to expect. St Stephen's Green started its existence as a marshy common on the edge of Dublin.   In 1663, Dublin Corporation decided to enclose the centre of the common and to sell land around the perimeter for building.  A wall was built around ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0511/615538-the-history-show-sunday-11-may-2014/?clipid=1570866
    The History Show Sunday 11 May 2014

    The History Show Sunday 11 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/2014/0511/615538-the-history-show-sunday-11-may-2014/
    Commemorating Clontarf in 1914

    Commemorating Clontarf in 1914

    The story of the Battle of Clontarf has often been told as that of a great Irish leader driving a foreign enemy - the Danes - out of the country. At the time of the 900th anniversary of the battle in 1914, this simplified narrative was ripe for politicisation, as we heard from Donal Fallon.   A company of the Irish Citizen Army at Croydon House, Croydon Park, Clontarf, Co. Dublin (the recreation centre of the ITGWU), 1914 Clontarf in 1914: Nationalist commemoration of the Battle of Clontarf by Donal Fallon While the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf has captured ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0420/608111-the-history-show-sunday-20-april-2014/?clipid=1531227
    How Dubliners celebrated New Year’s

    How Dubliners celebrated New Year’s

    With New Years eve just gone, we’re all settling into 2014.   If you live in the capital, a great tradition has been to ring in the New Year with the bells of Christchurch Cathedral.   Historian, Donal Fallon explored what else people did through the decades to celebrate New Year's Eve.  New Year's Eve in the Capital by Donal Fallon New Years Eve is a night of great traditions in Dublin, and for many of us the streets around Christchurch are still the perfect location every December 31st, to hear the bells that herald a new year. But what of the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0105/493500-the-history-show-sunday-5-january-2014/?clipid=1379965
    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

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