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    Miriam meets... Michael Collins and his wife Catherine Joyce

    Miriam meets... Michael Collins and his wife Catherine Joyce

    This week, Miriam O'Callaghan interviews actor Michael Collins and his wife, activist Catherine Joyce, both members of the travelling community. They recall their differing versions of how they met and reflect on the fact that they chose each other as life partners instead of having an arranged marriage. They talk about the challenges of fostering four of Catherine's siblings in the early years of their married life, the importance of family to them and the meaning of love. Michael explains how he became an actor as a result of doing workshops with the writer Anton O Flatharta. He describes spending ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/miriam-meets/programmes/2013/0616/456707-miriam-meets-sunday-16-june-2013/?clipid=1242007
    The History Show Sunday 26 May 2013

    The History Show Sunday 26 May 2013

    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/2013/0526/452150-the-history-show-sunday-26-may-2013/
    The 90th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War

    The 90th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War

    Like all civil wars, the one fought in Ireland in 1922 and 1923 was a bleak time for the country as it underwent a bitter struggle of conflicting ideologies. The eleven month long conflict pitted brother against brother and forged a long-lasting divide in Irish politics. The actions of the war’s leaders, Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera are still a matter of extreme disagreement. This week marks the 90th anniversary of the end of the conflict. Lorcan Clancy explored how this dark chapter of Irish history drew to a close. Myles was also joined in studio by historian Conor ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0526/452150-the-history-show-sunday-26-may-2013/?clipid=1222174

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