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    The History Show Sunday 16 March 2014

    The History Show Sunday 16 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:
    A Century of Irish Dance

    A Century of Irish Dance

    On this St. Patrick’s weekend, our focus is on the history of an integral part of our culture – dancing.   In the decades after Independence, where and how we danced was of huge concern to the Gaelic League, the State and the Catholic Church. What was to emerge gives us a fascinating insight into attitudes to sex, sensuality and sin in Irish society.  Programme guests: Barbara O’Connor, author of recently published The Irish, Dancing – cultural, politics and identities, 1900 to 2000 .   Deirdre Mulrooney, author of “Irish Moves – an illustrated history of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland. Diarmaid ...


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