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    Close to 15,000 Irishmen fought in Gallipoli during World War I.  Almost 4,000 of these soldiers died.   Three quarters of the fatalities served in the Volunteer 10th (Irish) Division.    This is a staggering fatality rate of almost 27%.

    Do you have an ancestor who fought with the Australian forces at Gallipoli?

    We’d like to include your stories in our special Gallipoli centenary programme in April. Please Email:

    The History Show Sunday 12 April 2015


    The History Show Genealogy Special

    On this week's programme, we look at the pleasures and pitfalls involved in tracing your family history. We'll hear examples of family stories from our recent event RTÉ Road to the Rising and last summer's World War One Roadshow. We'll also put your questions to our panel of experts. 

    They are Nicola Morris, genealogist with Timeline Research IrelandAoife O'Connor of and Katherine McSharry from The National Library of Ireland.  

    So if you're not quite sure where to start, we talk about the best ways to begin.  If you've hit a brick wall in your research, we fielded lots of queries from listeners who are tracing their own roots.


    The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 12th April 2015

    On this week's programme, we look at the pleasures and pitfalls involved in tracing your family history. We put your questions to our panel of experts. They are Nicola Morris, genealogist with Timeline Research Ireland, Aoife O'Connor of FindMyPast and Katherine McSharry from The National Library of Ireland.

    Gallipoli 100

    The History Show and the organisers of the annual Hay Literary Festival in Kells have joined forces, to launch a commemorative event "Gallipoli 100", marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the ill-fated WW1 Dardanelles campaign.  All events will take place in the Church of Ireland, Cannon St, Kells.  It will run from the 24th to the 26th of April 2015, the centenary of the first landings by troops on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

    The three-day programme of events will commence on the evening of Friday, 24th April with the Francis Ledwidge Memorial Lecture, delivered by the distinguished Irish WW1 historian Philip Orr.

    Click on the links below to view or download more information, and a draft schedule of events.

    Gallipoli 100 Information

    Gallipoli 100 Draft Schedule

    About The Show

    Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

    We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

    Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

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