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

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Release Date: 05/06/2020

Merchant's Arch Then and Now show art Merchant's Arch Then and Now

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Merchant's Arch is a part of the story of the golden age - just about - of Dublin planning. From the Wide Streets Commission to the redevelopment of Temple Bar, this Dublin passageway is at the centre of the story of a changing city. So, what to do with it?

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Benches of Reflection show art Benches of Reflection

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This edition of the podcast is dedicated to the memory of historian, singer and trade unionist Manus O'Riordan. 

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Bang Bang Shoots The Buses show art Bang Bang Shoots The Buses

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In 2017, Dubliners came together to mark the final resting place of Thomas Dudley, better known to Dublin as 'Bang Bang'. This podcast, with Daniel Lambert from Phibsboro's Bang Bang Cafe, explores the great love of the city for this never-forgotten character.

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Factory Girls: The Working Lives of Dublin Women show art Factory Girls: The Working Lives of Dublin Women

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Please forgive sound as I'm away from - and between - homes. Recorded from deepest East Berlin.

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A School For Young Radicals show art A School For Young Radicals

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St Enda's - Scoil Eanna - was a radical new approach to education.  With a strong emphasis on art and nature, as well as a keen internationalism in its approach, the school was a key part of the cultural revival in early twentieth century Dublin.

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"Long Live the Rolling Stones!"- Dublin,1965

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In 1965, The Rolling Stones toured Ireland twice. On both occasions, they packed them in to Dublin's Adelphi. They were stars in January but superstars by September. Recorded this one at the weekend as a tribute to Charlie Watts,RIP.

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A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours show art A Rush and a Push and the Land Is Ours

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Jane Wilde - Speranza - was a nationalist, a champion of the rights of women, a poet and a Dublin socialite. In her lifetime her son Oscar achieved international fame, and her husband infamy at home. She also inspired the title of a Smiths song,  and deserves a Dublin memorial

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Fig Rolls, Charles Haughey and the Road to IMMA show art Fig Rolls, Charles Haughey and the Road to IMMA

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The Irish Museum of Modern Art is celebrating thirty years in 2021. One of Ireland's finest and most engaging cultural centres, the story of how it came into being is sometimes surprising. This is the story of Gordon Lambert, Charles J. Haughey, and generations of modern artists from Mainie Jellett to Robert Ballagh.

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The Great Escapes: George Gilmore, Mountjoy and Dundrum show art The Great Escapes: George Gilmore, Mountjoy and Dundrum

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In November 1925, 19 men were sprung from Mountjoy by George Gilmore, a young maverick Republican. A few short months later, he carried out an even more impressive action - breaking the famous Jack Keogh out of Dundrum Lunatic Asylum. 

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The Dublin That Never Was: Abercrombie and Others show art The Dublin That Never Was: Abercrombie and Others

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Through history, many changes to Dublin have been proposed and never realised. These included concreting over the canals, an art gallery on the Liffey and, perhaps most famously, a Temple Bar bus station. This podcast explores the Dublin that could have been.

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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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