The History Show Sunday 19 February 2017
The History Show 19th February 2017
This week, we hear the dark history of US President Donald Trump’s slogan ‘America First’; there’s a story about bingo, rats , and survival in 1930s Dublin; we’re talking about how history is affected by human memory; and we remember Oscar Wilde’s sister Isola, who died tragically in Edgeworthstown 150 years ago.
150 Years since the Death of Isola Wilde
An event will take place at 3pm next Sunday February 26th at St John’s Church, Edgeworthstown to mark 150 years since the tragic death, at nine years of age, of Isola Wilde - the younger sister of Oscar Wilde. Isola’s death devastated the young Oscar, who wrote later of his loss in the poem Requiescat. The event will feature a reading by Eleanor Fitzsimons author of “Wilde Women”; a recital of “Requiescat” by Declan Neville; a talk by Dr Jarlath Killeen Oscar Wilde School of English T.C.D.; there will also be music by local artists and refreshments will be served in the nearby St John’s rectory.
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