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    The History Show Sunday 18 May 2014

    The History Show Sunday 18 May 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: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0518/617510-the-history-show-sunday-18-may-2014/
    Is James Connolly an Overrated Icon of Irish History?

    Is James Connolly an Overrated Icon of Irish History?

    James Connolly is best known for his part in the 1913 Lockout and as one of the leaders of the Easter Rising.   He’s widely remembered as a martyr who gave his life for Irish freedom. From time to time on this programme, we put one of our iconic historical figures under the spotlight and ask if they deserve their status. Earlier in the year the late lamented Shane McThomais and Anne Matthews debated the relative merits of Countess Markievicz.  This week, it was the turn of James Connolly, one of the leaders of the early Irish Trade Union Movement, co-founder of the Irish ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0518/617510-the-history-show-sunday-18-may-2014/?clipid=1576742

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