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"
Abie Philbin Bowman reports on ‘Mrs Brown: D’Exhibition’ at the Little Museum of Dublin which looks at not just the character of Mrs Brown but also the family history of Brendan O'Carroll Official website: www.littlemuseum.ie
If someone mentions The Green Mile, you’re likely to think of the Stephen King novel or the Oscar nominated movie. But now, it’s also the name of a historical walking tour of Ireland’s best know Victorian public park, St. Stephen’s Green. Louise Denvir joined tour guides Donal Fallon and Ronan Sheehan to get a sense of what to expect. St Stephen's Green started its existence as a marshy common on the edge of Dublin. In 1663, Dublin Corporation decided to enclose the centre of the common and to sell land around the perimeter for building. A wall was built around ...
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: email@example.com
These are our three finalists from over 550 entrants to the John Murray Show/Saturday Night Show emerging music competition. Chanele McGuinness, Gary Showbiz and The New Transmission will battle it out in our live Studio 8 final on the John Murray Show on Thursday, May 29th for that coveted slot on the Saturday Night Show on May 31st.
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
Teddy boys, skinheads, mods and punks along with other Dublin youth cultures have gone largely undocumented in our history books. So, Dubliner Gary O'Neill decided to fill this gap in our historical knowledge by creating a photographic record of street style and teen life from the 1950s to the 1990s. He put out a call for photos by pinning up notices in cafés and garages. He also opened a special Facebook page asking people to send their snaps and polaroids. The response was enthusiastic and he collected over 5,000 images spanning the five decades – as Liam Geraghty reported. ...