On tonight’s Arena we talk to comedian Ashling Bee ahead of her performance at Electric Picnic and we interview Booker Prize Winner Howard Jacobson about his new novel “J”, presented by Evelyn O'Rourke
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most unusual graves in Dublin is found at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, and marks the final resting place of Vonolel, a bemedalled military horse and loyal companion of Field Marshall Earl Roberts who saw action in Afghanistan and India in service to his master. Historian, Donal Fallon brought us the story of Vonolel which was read by David Herlihy. Come Here to Me! Dublin’s Other History by Donal Fallon, Sam McGrath and Ciaran Murray is published by New Island Books.