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    The legacy of Eoin MacNeill

    The legacy of Eoin MacNeill

    Although he's not as well-known as Collins or de Valera, the academic and politician Eoin MacNeill played an important role during the Irish Revolutionary period. A brilliant historian and scholar, he worked alongside many of the more celebrated leaders of Irish nationalism.    Next Saturday marks the centenary of MacNeill’s seminal article “The North Began”, which signified an important turning point in the struggle for Irish independence.  Lorcan Clancy looked back at MacNeill’s early life, and how he came to write “The North Began”.   Such was the strength of McNeill’s article that the Irish Volunteers were formed a few ...
    The History Show Sunday 27 October 2013

    The History Show Sunday 27 October 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:


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