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    The World War 1 Roadshow at Trinity College Dublin

    ‘Europe Goes to War, Ireland’s Part’>
    10am-5.30pm, Saturday, July 12th, Trinity College Dublin
     
    Ireland’s part in the Great War will be explored through a series of events at a World War 1 Road Show at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday 12 July.    

    The World War 1 Road Show will feature a range of events including pop up talks every 15 minutes throughout the day as well as more in-depth lectures on the Great War. In addition, there will be other activities including theatre performances and music as well as a special World War One themed recording of Sunday Miscellany at 12 noon.   

    There will also be WW1 cooking demonstrations (hosted by Domini Kemp and Catherine Cleary), story telling for families, guided tours, poetry readings and  the ‘Last Cricket Match of Peace’. The Public Theatre will have soundproof booths where RTÉ Radio 1 will be recording family testimonies for broadcast in August. The day will conclude with the final Bugle call of the ‘Last Post’.     

    For a full list of events and to book your place for the Sunday Miscellany recording: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/

    Members of the public are also invited to bring along letters, medals, photographs and items of interest related to World War 1 to be catalogued and digitised by a team experts from the National Library of Ireland.   These will be uploaded to an online European archive which is being developed by Europeana (Europe’s digital library, museum and archive), in conjunction with Oxford University and with national partners across Europe in time for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war in 1914. It will be the first ever online European archive of private stories and documents from World War 1. This event is now booked out.    
     
    RTE Radio One is delighted to partner with the National Library of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin for this day of free events.

    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

    The History Show Sunday 17 March 2013

    Coming Up on Next Week's programme....

    We’ll be talking to Joe Duffy about how he compiled the first ever comprehensive list of children who died in the 1916 Rising.

    Also, we’ll be marking the 80th anniversary of the first Nazi concentration camp, Dachau with a special report from Germany.

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    A History of Ireland in 100 Objects

    This week, our programme launched A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, the book which took shape as a weekly series in the Irish Times.

    Some of the items are humble and ordinary while others are splendid and dazzling. But what they have in common is that they all touched and shaped the lives of our ancestors and are part of the story of our country. 

    The book is a co-production between the National Museum of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy and the Irish Times – and its edited by Fintan O’Toole of that newspaper. It starts with the Mesolithic Fish Trap (5000 BC) and finishes with the Anglo Irish Bank sign (number 99) followed by object number 100 - a decommissioned AK 47 from 2005.

    Our programme included a series of animated reports on diverse objects from museums around the country.

    Our studio guests were archaeologist, Michael Ryan; Catriona Crowe of the National Archives and journalist, Patsey Murphy, former editor of the Irish Times magazine who recently left the paper after 37 years. They selected objects from the book that caught their imagination and attention.

    A History of Ireland in 100 Objects edited by Fintan O'Toole is published by the RIAThis is a joint project between The Irish Times, the National Museum of Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy.

    Free 100 Objects ebook and app

    The rich and resonant objects in this book don’t belong to museums, scholars or historians. They’re the common heritage of Irish people - everywhere.

    So, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland’s presidency of the EU, A History of Ireland in 100 Objects will be available to download FREE as an app or an e-book until the 31st of March.

    eBook and app download link: http://www.eu2013.ie/100objects/

    Here you’ll also find fancier versions for iPads, iPhones and Android tablets.

    Promotional Video: http://vimeo.com/61015439

    100 Objects Trail

    The 100 Objects featured in the book are  on display in museums in the capital and around the country as follows:

    Eight locations in Dublin where the majority of the objects are housed:

    NMI – Archaeology

    NMI – Decorative Arts & History,

    Christ Church Cathedral

    National Archives of Ireland

    Royal Irish Academy

    Trinity College Dublin

    National Library of Ireland

    GAA museum

    View Trail Map

    Other locations around the country:

    Kerry

    Medieval Museum, Waterford

    Irish Agricultural Museum, Wexford

    Carlow County Museum

    National Science Museum at Maynooth

    NMI – Country Life, Mayo

    NMNI, Ulster Museum, Belfast

    NMNI, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Down

    NMNI, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

    Museum of Free Derry, Derry

    Site: Monasterboice

    Site: Tullaghoge Fort, Tyrone

    Site: Clonca Graveyard, Donegal

    Abroad:

    UK: The British Museum, Russell Street

    UK: English Heritage 

    Norway: Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

    Background to 100 Objects

    It started as a series in The Irish Times with 100 objects chosen by journalist Fintan O’Toole. It is a collaboration involving an extensive range of museums and other institutions, the Irish Presidency of the Council of European Union, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Tourism Ireland and Adobe, coordinated by the Royal Irish Academy. It incorporates a book, an app, a primary-level educational resource, an exhibition at the National Craft Gallery and, first and foremost, a trail of 100 key objects from Irish history that are sited across Ireland,in the UK and in Norway.

    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.

    So do join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.

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