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    The History Show Sunday 16 February 2014

    The History Show Sunday 16 February 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:
    Fethard Lifeboat Disaster

    Fethard Lifeboat Disaster

    The Fethard Lifeboat Disaster claimed the lives of 9 local men and one Norwegan 100 years ago this week. In a brief respite from last week’s storms, Orla Rapple travelled to the village of Fethard in Co. Wexford to hear this story of bravery and tragedy.     Helen Blake Lifeboat On Friday, 20 February, 1914, a Norwegian schooner, The Mexico with a crew of ten went aground off the Keeragh Islands off the Wexford Coast. Within a short time, the Fethard Lifeboat was at the scene - but it was lashed by a mighty wave and smashed to pieces. Nine of ...


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