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    January Book Club: Dublin Burning

    January Book Club: Dublin Burning

    Dublin Burning - The Easter Rising from Behind the Barricades by Commandant WJ Brennan Whitmore (Gill & McMillan) "I stood on the rooftops in the gathering gloom.  Dublin Burning!  What a sight!  Gruesome.  Awe-inspiring.  Man's inhumanity to man - there is nothing so brutal and callous in all creation." The words there of Commandant WJ Brennan Whitmore who was in charge of a small outpost in North Earl Street across the road from the GPO during the Easter Rising.   His memoir was our January Book Club choice. Written in 1961, this is the only eye witness account of the Rising by a senior ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0112/496455-the-history-show-sunday-12-january-2014/?clipid=1389634
    The History Show Sunday 12 January 2014

    The History Show Sunday 12 January 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/2014/0112/496455-the-history-show-sunday-12-january-2014/

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