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    Gallipoli 100

    The History Show and the organisers of the annual Hay Literary Festival in Kells have joined forces, to launch a commemorative event "Gallipoli 100", marking the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the ill-fated WW1 Dardanelles campaign.  All events will take place in the Church of Ireland, Cannon St, Kells.  It will run from the 24th to the 26th of April 2015, the centenary of the first landings by troops on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

    The three-day programme of events will commence on the evening of Friday, 24th April with the Francis Ledwidge Memorial Lecture, delivered by the distinguished Irish WW1 historian Philip Orr.

    Use the links below to view or download more information, and a draft schedule of events.

    https://static.rasset.ie/documents/radio1/gallipoli100-general-information.pdf

    https://static.rasset.ie/documents/radio1/gallipoli-100-draft-schedule.pdf

    The Irish and World War One

    DO YOU HAVE A RELATIVE WHO FOUGHT IN GALLIPOLI?

    Close to 15,000 Irishmen fought in Gallipoli during World War I.  Almost 4,000 of these soldiers died.   Three quarters of the fatalities served in the Volunteer 10th (Irish) Division.    This is a staggering fatality rate of almost 27%.

    Do you have an ancestor who fought with the Australian forces at Gallipoli?

    We’d like to include your stories in our special Gallipoli centenary programme in April. Please Email: history@rte.ie

    The History Show Sunday 1 March 2015

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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.

     

    Guinness and the War

    Liam Geraghty reports on some of the World War One stories from the Guinness Archive. Deirdre McParland, manager of the archive talks about the exhibition Guinness and the War 1914 - 1918. The exhibition at The Little Museum of Dublin explores the role the Guinness company played in World War One, and records the stories of the employees who served, from Corporal to Private.

    Timothy O'Neill Lane

    Tadhg Mulcahy talks about Timothy O'Neill Lane, the author of "Lane's English-Irish Dictionary", purported to be the first ever English-Irish dictionary published. 

    Belgian Refugees in Kildare

    Lorcan Clancy reports on the work of "The History Squad" at Scoil na Mainistrach, a boy's primary school in Celbridge, County Kildare. They're researching the lives of the Belgian refugees who lived there in the early years of World War One. 

    The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly

    A look at the life and work of the political cartoonist Thomas Fitzpatrick, and how the cartoons in his magazine The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly offer fresh insights into Irish life in the early twentieth century.  Myles talks to James Curry and Ciarán Wallace, authors of the book Thomas Fitzpatrick and the Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly 1905 - 1915. 

    Martin Ward

    An excerpt from the autobiography of the late Martin Ward. The book is called "When Iron Gates Yield to Freedom". It traces the life story of a father and grandfather, a singer and a local broadcaster, who spent much of his childhood in Artane Industrial School.

    Guinness and the War

    Liam Geraghty reports on some of the World War One stories from the Guinness Archive.  Deirdre McParland, manager of the archive talks about the exhibition Guinness and the War 1914 - 1918.  The exhibition at The Little Museum of Dublin explores the role the Guinness company played in World War One, and records the stories of the employees who served, from Corporal to Private.

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    Timothy O'Neill Lane

    Tadhg Mulcahy talks about Timothy O'Neill Lane, the author of "Lane's English-Irish Dictionary", purported to be the first ever English-Irish dictionary published.

    Belgian Refugees in Kildare

    Lorcan Clancy reports on the work of "The History Squad" at Scoil na Mainistrach, a boy's primary school in Celbridge, County Kildare. They're researching the stories of the Belgian refugees who lived there in the early years of World War One.

    The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly

    A look at the life and work of the political cartoonist Thomas Fitzpatrick, and how the cartoons in his magazine The Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly offer fresh insights into Irish life in the early twentieth century.Myles talks to James Curry and Ciarán Wallace, authors of the book Thomas Fitzpatrick and the Lepracaun Cartoon Monthly 1905 - 1915.

    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.

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