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    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
    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
    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
    Children in 1913

    Children in 1913

    Let’s go back to 1913 and the children who were growing up during that period. Most of us tend to conjure up an image of shoeless waifs wandering the streets and newspaper sellers as young as 12 years of age. But there was another side to childhood too – as historian, Donal Fallon now tells us. For more on Children in 1913 visit 'Come here to me!' Dublin's life & culture website  

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0512/391592-the-history-show-sunday-12-may-2013/?clipid=1082248
    Dublin - A Hidden History

    Dublin - A Hidden History

    Why did Dublin in the early twentieth century have similar mortality rates to Calcutta? What reception did Dublin’s sizeable Jewish population receive? Why was Dublin’s Red Light District one of the largest in Europe? A new course at University College Dublin will answer these questions as well as giving an insight into Dublin’s hidden past through a series of discussions inside the classroom and walks around the city. This course is intended for anyone who is curious about Dublin’s past, particularly the city’s social history. It aims to shine a light on the lives of ordinary men, women and children ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0407/379609-the-history-show-sunday-7-april-2013/?clipid=1043117
    Vonolel - Dublin's War Horse

    Vonolel - Dublin's War Horse

    One of the most unusual graves in Dublin is found at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and marks the final resting place of Vonolel, a bemedalled military horse and loyal companion of Field Marshall Earl Roberts who saw action in Afghanistan and India in service to his master. Historian, Donal Fallon brought us the story of Vonolel which was read by David Herlihy. Come Here to Me! Dublin’s Other History by Donal Fallon, Sam McGrath and Ciaran Murray is published by New Island Books.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0217/367961-the-history-show-sunday-17-february-2013/?clipid=1000505

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