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    The History Show Sunday 5 October 2014

    The History Show Sunday 5 October 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/2014/1005/649317-the-history-show-sunday-5-october-2014/
    Military Service Pensions Collection

    Military Service Pensions Collection

    From 1923, if you wanted to apply for a military pension in a newly independent Ireland, you had to supply detailed information about your service. Because of this, there are almost 300,000 application files in the Military Archives, containing a wealth of first-hand accounts of the Irish Revolutionary Period. Last January, about 3000 of these documents, mostly relating to the Easter Rising, were published on an internet database. This week, the online archive was enhanced further, with records that shed more light on the events of the period. Lorcan Clancy went to the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha Barracks in ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/1005/649317-the-history-show-sunday-5-october-2014/?clipid=1695278
    The History Show

    The History Show

    16 Dead Men Eoin Sweeney asks people if they can identify the 16 volunteers executed after the Easter Rising.  Anne-Marie Ryan talks about the volunteers.  Richmond Barracks Louise Denvir reports from Richmond Barracks in Dublin's Inchicore.   Military Service Pensions Collection Lorcan Clancy reports from new release of Military Service Pensions Collection.  Genealogist, Fiona Fitzsimons and UCD historian, Diarmaid Ferriter talk about this treasure trove.   Napoleon - the Irish connection Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Archivist, Harriet Wheelock on Napoleon’s friendship with an Irish doctor.  Dr. Ada English Psychiatrist, Dr. Brendan Kelly talks about Ada English – psychiatrist and patriot.

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/1005/649317-the-history-show-sunday-5-october-2014/?clipid=1700534
    Military Service Pensions Collection

    Military Service Pensions Collection

    A new online database contains a wealth of first-hand accounts and information relating to the revolutionary period.   These previously confidential files are part of the Military Service Pensions Collection and contain details of almost 3,000 individuals who claimed to have been engaged in the national movement from 1916 to 1923.  Many of the leaders of the independence movement describe their activities in great detail in their pension applications.   Apart from their testimonies, there are also statements from wives, commanding officers, doctors and foot soldiers in the collection.   There were two Military Service Pensions Acts. One was passed in 1924 and ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0119/498074-the-history-show-sunday-19-january-2014/?clipid=1397850

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