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On this week's programme: A murder mystery on Ireland's Eye; American soldiers in Northern Ireland during World War 2; and the words and place names we use every day, that are derived from the Irish language.
Death on Ireland's Eye
We begin this evening with a murder mystery, a re-examination of a controversial historical case that divided the British and Irish press 170 years ago. It involves a couple on holiday – a professional artist, and his wife, a keen and adventurous swimmer. The case is the subject of the new book Death on Ireland's Eye: The Victorian Murder Trial that Scandalised a Nation. The author is Dean Ruxton – he spoke to our reporter Colm Flynn.
American Presence in Northern Ireland During World War 2
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, which led to the United States formally entering World War 2, the first place in Europe that American soldiers set foot in was Belfast.
Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, around 6,000 troops arrived. A second and much larger influx began in October 1943, peaking at 100,000 Americans.
Joining Myles this evening to talk about this overlooked aspect of World War II is Dr Simon Topping, Associate Professor of United States History at Plymouth University. He's the author of the new book Northern Ireland, the United States and the Second World War, published by Bloomsbury.
The Irish All Around Us
The Irish language is one of the oldest living languages in Europe, and while many of us don't speak it on a daily basis, you might not realise the extent to which we use Irish words, or words derived from Irish in everyday life. Historian Cathy Scuffil has been looking into this, and she joins Myles to share what she has found out about words and place names with Irish roots.