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    Brian Boru - Separating Fact from Legend

    Brian Boru - Separating Fact from Legend

    The story that many of us will remember from school is a rags to riches tale. It presents Brian Boru as a man who rose from humble origins to become High King of Ireland, and banished the Vikings from the country following a vital victory over them at Clontarf. Lorcan Clancy spoke to author Eoghan Corry about the origins of this story, and the difficulties involved in separating fact from legend.      Brian as he might have appeared at Battle of Clontarf where Norse warriors thought he was a priest (depiction of saintly King David taken from  eleventh-century shrine known ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0420/608111-the-history-show-sunday-20-april-2014/?clipid=1531216
    The Battle Itself

    The Battle Itself

    The battle itself was a complicated affair with Vikings and Irish on both sides.    Eoghan Corry described the run-up to the battle and gloriously complicated battle itself. It seems like a contradiction in terms that Brian Boru should be credited with this great victory at Clontarf when he was actually killed at it.  So who really won the Battle of Clontarf?   As Sean Duffy clarified after this piece, it was a victory of Brian Boru's side rather than the man himself.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0420/608111-the-history-show-sunday-20-april-2014/?clipid=1531218
    Travel and Croatia

    Travel and Croatia

    Croatia is very much in the news this week becoming the 28th member of the European Union.  Eoghan Corry, Editor, Travel Extra, has more information: The country beyond the Dalmatian coast has lots more that is interesting: Istria in the north is accessed through northern Italy or flights to Zadar direct from Ryanair. Dubrovnik, one of the iconic tourism brands, cruise ship port, has direct flights from Aer Lingus (it is overcrowded, what I call stadium tourism). Concorde Travel also organise charters. Also, Pat Muldowney, whose son Myles got married yesterday in Croatia, gives a flavour of the country.  

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/marian-finucane/programmes/2013/0706/460904-marian-finucane-saturday-6-july-2013/?clipid=1259172
    Road deaths history

    Road deaths history

    Since 1959, more than 23,000 people have been killed on Irish roads. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Carlow town. Historian Diarmaid Ferriter and journalist and author, Eoghan Corry are here to trace the history of road safety and deaths in this country. Our first road sign and safety regulations were introduced in 1903. The first speed limit (5mph) was introduced later that decade. In 1914, there were 20,000 motor vehicles registered in Ireland and this rose to 34,000 a decade later. And in the late 1920s, a proposal to have penalties for drink driving was dropped as it ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0203/366033-the-history-show-sunday-3-february-2013/?clipid=991815
    The History Show Sunday 3 February 2013

    The History Show Sunday 3 February 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/2013/0203/366033-the-history-show-sunday-3-february-2013/

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