Lot’s going on and lots of
talk debate around the 90th anniversary of the First DÃ¡il. RTE radio have a series of programmes commemorating the anniversary with one in particular How Macroom Remembers aired yesterday being of particular interest to myself.
The 21st January marks the 90th anniversary of the first DÃ¡il in Ireland. RTÃ‰ Radio 1’s Documentary on One has made a documentary that looks at how the tumultuous events of 1919 to 1923 are remembered in Macroom and its hinterland.
You can download the the programme directly here. It was recorded around the time of the Kilmichael commemoration last year and has a few excerpts from the day itself. Of course you can download the full speech and see more pics from Kilmichael 2008 here.
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the First DÃ¡il we are re-broadcasting a ten part Thomas Davis Lecture series entitled Creating the DÃ¡il first broadcast in 1994.
The boys over at Ã©irÃgÃ staged a high profile PR stunt much to the embarrassment of the blue heelers.
Ã©irÃgÃ activists today (Tuesday) breached tight security at Dublin’s historic Mansion House to deliver a message directly to the Twenty-Six County political establishment.
As hundreds of elected representatives and other dignitaries gathered inside the building, two activists succeeded in unfurling a giant banner from the roof.
As the out-manoeuvred GardaÃ scrambled into action, the banner’s message hung from the roof of the Mansion House for all to see – “90 YEARS ON – NO CLOSER TO FREEDOM – END THE OCCUPATION!â€? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQZ6xAP1uBE[/youtube]