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    Remembrance Sunday Poppy

    Remembrance Sunday Poppy

    While we haven’t universally embraced wearing the poppy in this country, we generally respect people’s right to observe Remembrance Sunday.   However, in the 1920s and 1930s here, it was a very different story.   HIstorian, Donal Fallon, wrote a piece for our programme detailing how Remembrance Sunday events in the early years of the Irish Free State were a frequent source of ideological conflict and political violence. Remembrance Sunday in the 1920s and 1930s by Donal Fallon Ten years after rebellion on the streets of the capital, 40,000 Dubliners crowded into the area around the Wellington memorial at the Phoenix Park in 1926. ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1110/484830-the-history-show-sunday-10-november-2013/?clipid=1348678

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