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    The History Show Sunday 4 May 2014

    The History Show Sunday 4 May 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:
    Study of Workhouse Bones

    Study of Workhouse Bones

    There were 163 workhouses operating in this country from the 1840s until the early 1920s.   They were feared and hated institutions – and the very last place people wanted to end up.   Consultant psychiatrist, Prof. Brendan Kelly who researched conditions in 19th century workhouses took Colette Kinsella on a virtual tour. A Study of Workhouse Bones  One of the ways we can learn about what life was like in these institutions is by studying the remains and the burial sites of the people who lived in them. Human osteoarchaeologist, Linda Lynch has done just that in Manorhamilton, Cashel and Tuam workhouses.   ...

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