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    Revival of the Irish Language

    Revival of the Irish Language

    One of the first projects launched by the government in 1922 was to change the language spoken by the population from English to Irish.   More than 90 years on, we still have a largely English speaking population so has the project to revive the use of Irish failed – or is this too simplistic a conclusion to draw? We be carryied out a historical review of the measures taken to revitalise our national tongue from the 1920s onwards with author, David Flynn and Prof. Michael Cronin of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at DCU.      The Revival of ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0302/506580-the-history-show-sunday-2-march-2014/?clipid=1427003
    The History Show Sunday 2 March 2014

    The History Show Sunday 2 March 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/2014/0302/506580-the-history-show-sunday-2-march-2014/

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