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You'll Never Walk Alone: Heffo's Army in the 1970s (with Roy Curtis)

Three Castles Burning

Release Date: 05/06/2020

The Vegetarian Restaurant of the Irish Revolution show art The Vegetarian Restaurant of the Irish Revolution

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21 Henry Street, the vegetarian restaurant where the 1916 Proclamation was signed, was later attacked by the IRA in the Civil War, owing to the politics of its owner, Jennie Wyse Power. In its day it fed suffragettes, socialists, Indian students and perhaps the occasional G Man. A future President of Ireland, and a future President of India, both frequented it.

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The Gresham Hotel on Bloody Sunday show art The Gresham Hotel on Bloody Sunday

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On this day a century ago, two men are killed in The Gresham Hotel in Dublin. Just who they were, and why they found themselves on a hitlist that morning, remains something of a mystery today. This podcast is a sequel of sorts to a recent edition on Bloody Sunday.

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The Zoological Gardens (EXTRA) show art The Zoological Gardens (EXTRA)

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This week, an unexpected extra edition of the podcast to celebrate the zoological gardens. Where did Dublin Zoo come from and how has it changed? Our planned show this week, on the Gresham Hotel and Bloody Sunday, will be coming this weekend to mark the centenary of events there.

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J.P Donleavy, Richard Harris and the Archbishop show art J.P Donleavy, Richard Harris and the Archbishop

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WARNING: This edition of the podcast contains much bad language.

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Poppy Snatching: Armistice Day Confrontations in Dublin show art Poppy Snatching: Armistice Day Confrontations in Dublin

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The memory of the First World War would come to shape life in post-independence Dublin in sometimes surprising ways. Each November, there would be violent confrontations on the streets. In time, this situation evolved, as some who had once attacked Armistice Day came to partake in it.

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Bram Stoker's Dublin show art Bram Stoker's Dublin

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A special edition of the podcast, as part of this years digital Bram Stoker Festival, exploring the impact of Dublin city on Dracula's author. The links are sometimes surprising - from the parents of another Irish writer entirely, to the collections of the oldest library in the city. Guest is Frankie Gaffney (Trinity College Dublin) who sets the book in its context before our journey begins.

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Dead and Buried in Dublin show art Dead and Buried in Dublin

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The story of Dublin's cemeteries is the story of politics, body snatchers, changing fashions and contested commemoration.

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A Day of Violence: 21 November 1920 show art A Day of Violence: 21 November 1920

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On 21 November 1920, more than 30 people were killed or fatally wounded on the streets of Dublin. That is just about all there is total agreement on, even at the remove of a century. In the morning, more than fifteen men were shot dead or fatally wounded, while 14 civilians would die at Croke Park in later violence, and 3 prisoners in Dublin Castle would be dead by the end of the day. This is the story of a day of real violence in the Irish capital, exploring how it happened and how it has been remembered.

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Broken Promises and Broken Windows: The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Dublin  show art Broken Promises and Broken Windows: The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Dublin

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This is the story of the Irish Women's Franchise League, and an exploration of the similiarities - and differences - between the suffrage movement here and that on the neighbouring island. This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Margaret MacCurtain.

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1977: When Punk Came To Dublin show art 1977: When Punk Came To Dublin

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In the eyes of the media, punk rock was born in 1977. It wasn't, but the foundation story is part of the tale. In Dublin, 1977 witnessed punk rock in the pop charts,  The Clash in Trinity College and more besides.

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In 1974, Dublin's gaelic football teamp captivated the capital on their unstoppable march to the All Ireland Final. Suddenly, GAA was cool in the Hibernian Metropolis. The kids descended on the Hill, carrying with them a fan culture they had learned from the neighbouring island - You'll Never Walk Alone was the anthem of choice, sang amidst the homemade banners.

Sports writer Roy Curtis joins Donal to explore Heffo's Army.

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