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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 12 May 2013

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    The History Show

    On this evening’s programme, to mark the launch of Century Ireland, we bring our listeners back to Spring 1913 to see what was going on in people’s lives back then.

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    Century Ireland digital newspaper and interactive website - Spring 1913

    The Century Ireland interactive newspaper and website is a collaborative partnership involving many of our leading cultural and educational institutions. Our guests were Professor Mike Cronin of Boston College who manages the new Century Ireland digital newspaper and interactive website.

    Visit Century Ireland at www.rte.ie/centuryireland

     

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    Century Ireland & 1913

    Our guests were Professor Mike Cronin of Boston College who manages the new Century Ireland digital newspaper and interactive website.

    Also, Catriona Crowe from the National Archives, historian Mark Duncan, founder of the InQuest Research Group and Dr. Paul Rouse of UCD’s Department of History and Archives.

    They talked about the new website and gave us a flavour of what was going on in Ireland in the Spring of 1913 - emigration, suffragist movement, politics, shopping, weather, poverty in Connemara, court reports, sport.

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    A Picture - Century Ireland and stories from Spring 1913

    The Century Ireland interactive website is based at Boston College on St. Stephen's Green. Colette Kinsella paid them a visit to see what it's all about.

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    Music and writers of 1913

    Lorcan Clancy took a look back to 1913 when Ireland was in the middle of a literary revival.  There was a renewed interest in the country’s Gaelic heritage and it was also an exciting time to be involved in the arts.

    John McCormack and literary giants like Yeats and George Bernard Shaw were at the height of their careers, while others like James Joyce were still striving for recognition.

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    Children in 1913

    Let’s go back to 1913 and the children who were growing up during that period. Most of us tend to conjure up an image of shoeless waifs wandering the streets and newspaper sellers as young as 12 years of age.

    But there was another side to childhood too – as historian, Donal Fallon now tells us.

    For more on Children in 1913 visit 'Come here to me!' Dublin's life & culture website  

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