Documentary on One Thomas and Tess Tess Murray never forgot her first love. She was engaged to Thomas McEver during the Irish War of Independence, but their lives changed when he was abducted, brutally murdered and accused of being a spy. (2019)   Thomas And Tess focuses on one horrific violent incident on May 20th,1921…

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Documentary on One The Little Shop of Secrets Decades ago The Wallace Sisters ran a small newsagents in Cork city. While many bought their paper and tobacco there, few knew of the secrets it held as an IRA brigade HQ during the War of Independence as these fearless sisters led a double life. (2020). In…

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An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland First broadcast April 1960 An excellent piece of oral history as men and women recount their experiences of ‘The Burning of Cork.‘   https://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2011/0304/646642-radio-documentary-the-burning-of-cork-ireland/

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Dublin in 1918 was a recent series from north Dublin’s Near FM that explored life in the Irish capital a century ago. Presented by Ciarán Murray and Donie Tarrant, the three episodes of the series were recorded live in Coolock and Raheny public libraries, with participants including members of the the Dublin City Council Historians in…

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The 2016 Dublin Festival of History took place from 23 September to 8 October 2016. The festival, which is managed by Dublin Public Libraries, was first hosted in 2013, and consists of a wide range of events: a series of lectures and discussions hosted in Dublin Castle Printworks; walking tours, public talks hosted in Dublin…

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On Tuesday 20 October Prof. Roy Foster (Oxford) gave the 2015 Edmund Burke Lecture at Trinity College, Dublin, entitled “‘An inheritance from our forefathers?’ Historians and the memory of the Irish Revolution”. Prof. Foster is Carroll Professor of Irish History at the University of Oxford and is currently Parnell Fellow at the University of Cambridge.…

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