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    Howth Gun Running - Mary Spring Rice Diaries

    Howth Gun Running - Mary Spring Rice Diaries

    On the 26th of July 1914, a shipment of arms landed at Howth harbour in Co. Dublin. They had been smuggled from Germany on board the Asgard, a pleasure yacht owned by Erskine Childers. The operation was organised to equip the newly-formed nationalist military organisation, the Irish Volunteers. This summer marks the centenary of the Howth Gun Running, an important episode in the struggle for Irish independence. One of the people involved was Mary Spring Rice, a nationalist activist. The diary that she kept on board the Asgard is a vivid account of the voyage, and offers a unique perspective ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/?clipid=1588068
    The History Show Sunday 15 June 2014

    The History Show Sunday 15 June 2014

    The World War 1 Roadshow at Trinity College Dublin ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’> 10am-5.30pm, Saturday, July 12th, Trinity College Dublin   Ireland’s part in the Great War will be explored through a series of events at a World War 1 Road Show at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 12 July.     The World War 1 Road Show will feature a range of events including pop up talks every 15 minutes throughout the day as well as more in-depth lectures on the Great War. In addition, there will be other activities including theatre performances and music as well as ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0615/620214-the-history-show-sunday-15-june-2014/

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