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    Centenary of Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army

    Centenary of Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army

    One hundred years ago this week, on 19 November 1913, the Irish Citizen Army was launched to defend locked out workers in clashes with the police.  A week later, on the 25th of November, another military organisation, the Irish Volunteers was formed to safeguard the granting of Home Rule. The Ulster Volunteers had been formed the previous January to oppose it. The Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army went on to take part in the Easter Rising and the War of Independence.   But one hundred years on, what questions need to be asked about commemorating the place of private armies in ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1117/486236-the-history-show-sunday-17-november-2013/?clipid=1354833
    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 History Show Book Club- ‘The Outer Edge of Ulster’ by Hugh Dorian.

    The History Show Book Club- ‘The Outer Edge of Ulster’ by Hugh Dorian.

    Life in 19th century Donegal could be, to quote Thomas Hobbes, ‘nasty, brutish and short’. And that was at the best of times, in the most convivial places. The Fanad peninsula was neither. It is situated on the far side of Lough Swilly to the Inishowen peninsula. With much of the land owned by one of the most oppressive landlords in the country, William Sydney, the 3rd earl of Leitrim, the people of Fanaid, to paraphrase the words of Henry David Thoreau, ‘led lives of quiet desperation and went to the grave with the song still in them.’ Except for ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/0526/452150-the-history-show-sunday-26-may-2013/?clipid=1222172

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