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The History Show Sunday 16 October 2016

The History Show

The History 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

The History Show 16th October 2016

Alex Salmond MP

This year, for its annual Ivy Day commemoration at Glasnevin, the Parnell Society invited Alex Salmond to give the lecture and graveside oration.  Alex is a former First Minister of Scotland who resigned as leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party immediately after the unsuccessful independence referendum two years ago.

History Bites: William Rowan Hamilton

This week, we have another instalment from our series History Bites where Colette Kinsella uncovers stories behind some of the objects we might pass by every day.  This time, we find Colette in Dublin looking for a piece of Victorian graffiti – written on this day 173 years ago - that changed the world. 

Genetic Genealogy

DNA tests – and their increasing affordability – are revolutionising the world of genealogy.  Next weekend, a genealogy conference Back to our Past will take place in Dublin’s RDS, with a particular focus on DNA.  Myles is joined this week in studio by three genetic genealogists.

Holles Street in 1916

As part of The Royal College of Physicians’s St Luke’s Symposium this week, the Master of Holles Street, Rhona Mahony, will be speaking on Thursday morning about life in Holles Street on Easter Week 1916.  Sinead Egan reports. 

Alex Salmond MP

Alex Salmond MP

This month marks the 125th anniversary of the death of Charles Stewart Parnell, at the age of just 45.  At Westminster, Parnell skilfully exploited political circumstance and parliamentary procedure to force Irish home rule onto the agenda, and he was described by Gladstone as “the most remarkable and most interesting man.”

This year, for its annual Ivy Day commemoration at Glasnevin, the Parnell Society invited Alex Salmond to give the lecture and graveside oration.  Alex is a former First Minister of Scotland who resigned as leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party immediately after the unsuccessful independence referendum two years ago.

History Bites: William Rowan Hamilton

History Bites: William Rowan Hamilton

This week, we have another instalment from our series History Bites where Colette Kinsella uncovers stories behind some of the objects we might pass by every day.  This time, we find Colette in Dublin looking for a piece of Victorian graffiti – written on this day 173 years ago - that changed the world.  Maths lecturer, Fiacre O'Cairbre, joins her to talk about one of Ireland's most brilliant scientists, William Rowan Hamilton.  The report is part of the History Bites series which is funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television license fee.

Genetic Genealogy

Genetic Genealogy

DNA tests – and their increasing affordability – are revolutionising the world of genealogy.  Next weekend, a genealogy conference Back to our Past will take place in Dublin’s RDS, with a particular focus on DNA.  Myles is joined this week in studio by two genealogists who have been pioneering genetic genealogy in counties Clare and Cork respectively: Paddy Waldon and Ann Marie Coghlan.  And genetic genealogist, Maurice Gleeson, is in our London studio.

More details about the conference: http://backtoourpast.ie/

Maurice Gleeson’s speaker profile: http://ggi2013.blogspot.ie/2014/10/maurice-gleeson-solving-adoption.html

Paddy Waldron’s website: http://www.pwaldron.info/

Ann Marie Coghlan’s website: http://familyandpast.com/

Holles Street in 1916

Holles Street in 1916

As part of The Royal College of Physicians’s St Luke’s Symposium this week, the Master of Holles Street, Rhona Mahony, will be speaking on Thursday morning about life in Holles Street on Easter Week 1916.  Sinead Egan reports.  If you’d like to hear more, Rhona Mahony will be speaking at The Royal College of Physicians’s St Luke’s Symposium this Thursday morning.  

More details about the symposium: https://www.rcpi.ie/stlukes2016/

The History Show 16th October, 2016

The History Show 16th October, 2016

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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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