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    Citizens: Lockout 1913-2013 - Episode 1

    Citizens: Lockout 1913-2013 - Episode 1

    In episode one Citizens:Lockout 1913-2013 historians and writers including Padraig Yeates, Diarmaid Ferriter, Emmet O'Connor, Francis Devine and Mary Daly trace the roots of the Lockout, depicting Dublin in 1900-1912 and the arrival of Larkinism in Ireland through the Belfast strike of 1907. Authors James Curry, Mark O’Brien and Felix Larkin give an insight into Murphy as a newspaper czar while Ciaran Wallace explores the significance of the empire in Irish identity. ‘There was no burning desire by the majority to break free,’ says Wallace ‘certainly the nationalist favoured Home Rule, but it wasn’t the British Empire, for many it ...
    An Tostal

    An Tostal

    An Tóstal is a festival that was organised around the concept of The Gathering. When it started 60 years ago, and the idea was to extend our tourist season and attract overseas visitors to our shores. Much the same idea as The Gathering 2013. In 1953 post-war Europe, the dollar was the only currency that counted, and all European countries needed dollars to buy necessary goods. There was a European-wide US programme to promote visits to Europe by American tourists. The idea was dreamed up by Pan American Airlines and their interest was firstly in generating business, but also in ...


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