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    Centenaries in 2014 (full programme podcast)

    Centenaries in 2014 (full programme podcast)

    This week, we discussed centenaries that will be taking place in 1914 with guests Katherine McSharry from the National Library of Ireland; Historian, Niamh Puirseil; Shane MacThomais historian with Glasnevin Museum and Tommy Graham, editor of History Ireland. The year 1914 would see a very changed landscape for Ireland and its citizens – and indeed, the world.   As the year started, a young woman called Alicia Brady died of tetanus and the Lockout was entering its fifth month.   The strike ended in January 1914 but in the aftermath, many people who had been on strike did not get their jobs ...
    The arrival of the SS Hare on 27 September 1913

    The arrival of the SS Hare on 27 September 1913

    A month into the Dublin Lockout, almost 20,000 workers had been put out of their jobs and faced trying to survive on their weekly strike pay of 5 shillings. Some 80,000 men, women and children were affected and thousands were starving. The British TUC decided they couldn’t stand idly by and pledged to send food aid to the capital. 100 years ago this week, the SS Hare set sail for Dublin with a cargo of £5,000 in food supplies.  The ship was met by huge crowds eagerly waiting on the docks.   The Arrival of the SS Hare by historian, Niamh Puirseil ...


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