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With the ‘decade of centenaries’ already underway, and with a seemingly endless stream of history titles rolling off the presses, from all sorts of different angles, how is the general public to make sense of it all? To celebrate its 20th anniversary, History Ireland magazine will convene special Hedge School bringing together some of the country’s foremost historians and will ask the question “Has Ireland Too Many Histories?” —Prof. Joe Lee of New York University and Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter of University College Dublin are but two of those who will be there and they joined Pat along with History Ireland’s ...
On Christmas Day 1945 American Serviceman Frank Hayostek stuffed a note into a bottle and tossed it from his troop carrier, eight months later it was found on a beach near Dingle in County Kerry by Breda O'Sullivan.
This award winning documentary begins in 1975 when Pat Kenny recorded with a group of young men from inner city Dublin - Pat returned again in 1988 - In 2008, Ciaran Cassidy finds out how these boys lives ended up.
The so-called 'Animal Gangs' from the 1930's and 40's are a staple of Dublin folklore, remembered by some as Robin Hood figures who protected the poor, or as brutal thugs whose nickname reflected their savagery.
For 4 decades in Newfoundland, Major General Hugh Tudor scrupulously avoided publicity whilst living a careful quiet life in the shadows - But he lived in fear - He was once the boss of the infamous Black and Tans.