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    The History Show Sunday 28 April 2013

    The History Show Sunday 28 April 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/2013/0428/385889-the-history-show-sunday-28-april-2013/
    Early Irish Emigrants to Australia

    Early Irish Emigrants to Australia

    Our long history of migration to Australia began in 1788 when the first convict ships landed in Botany Bay. 25,000 Irish men and women arrived as convicts but others went voluntarily, like the 4,000 workhouse girls who left between 1848 and 1850 under the Earl Grey Scheme. Men out numbered women by 8 to one in Australia at that time – so many of these girls were basically a 19th century version of mail order brides. Historian, Dr. Gerard Moran, of NUI Maynooth spoke to Susan Dennehy about the Orphan Emigrant Scheme. In the bleakest of settings, they joined the ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0428/385889-the-history-show-sunday-28-april-2013/?clipid=1065336

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