on Thursday's show.....a round-up of the latest in crime fiction, singer Cormac O’Caoimh and reviews of the latest film releases including a gentler Nicholas Cage in "Joe", Gael Garcia Bernal documentary "Who Is Dayani Cristal?" and the re-boot of the mythical "Hercules"
Trevor White, Director of the Little Museum on St. Stephen's Green in Dublin tells us about a handpainted illustration of a little known story from the Easter Rising, commissioned by the Little Museum, on the lamp post outside the museum. www.littlemuseum.ie
The bloodiest battle of the Easter Rising took place at Mount Street Bridge on the 26th of April, 1916 when a small group of Irish volunteers ambushed British soldiers who were making their way to the city centre to back-up troops fighting around the GPO. Poorly trained and poorly led, the Sherwood Foresters suffered more than 200 casualties that day. When their reinforcements arrived and saw the carnage, they were fired up and ready to inflict revenge. At a subsequent battle in North King Street, they shot dead 15 innocent people. This is the backdrop to a new docu-drama “A Terrible Beauty” ...
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: firstname.lastname@example.org