Dublin and the Great War 1914-18

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Dublin & WW1Listen back to a series of three talks on the topic of Dublin and the Great War hosted by Near FM in Coolock Library this April. The talks looked at a range of subjects including women in war time, anti-war agitation, the influence of the Russian Revolution and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and includes songs from the era performed by An Góilín Singers.

In the first talk, Near FM's Ciarán Murrary talks to Pádraig Yeates about the influence of the Russian Revolution and to John Dorney about anti-war agitation in Dublin, socialists, pacifists and republicans. Fergus Russell from An Góilín sings songs from the era. Recorded at Coolock Library on 5 April 2017.

In the second talk, Fionnuala Walsh, Niamh Murray and Ciarán discuss the Irish Suffragette movement and the Great War and women at work during the Great War. Máire Ni Chróinín from An Góilín sings songs from the era. Recorded at Coolock Library on 12 April 2017.

In the final talk, Ciarán is joined by Jennifer Wellington and Tom Burke to discuss how the Great War is remembered and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  Luke Cheevers, Fergus Russell and Frank Nugent from An Góilín singers perform songs from the era. Recorded at Coolock Library on 19 April 2017.

Thanks to Near FM for their kind permission to feature these talks on our website. You can find lots more interesting documentaries at nearfm.ie.

Presented by Ciaran Murray. Produced by Donie Tarrant at Near FM. Edited by David Cullen at Near FM.

This project is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
 

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