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Second Podcast for Wicklow Decade of Centenaries: South Wicklow

Monday 4 January 2021

Second Podcast for Wicklow Decade of Centenaries: South Wicklow

Wicklow in the Revolutionary Period

As part of our Wicklow Decade of Centenaries: The Historians' Project - Wicklow County Council's Archives Service is delighted to present the second podcast of Wicklow in the Revolutionary Period  - this time featuring the historians of South Wicklow  - produced by History Ireland Hedgeschools.

Drawing from the themes of their fascinating War of Independence articles published on Our Wicklow Heritage are our very own Wicklow historians:

  • Sheila Clarke (Ashford)
  • Brendan Flynn (Wicklow)
  • Kevin Lee (Carnew)
  • Jim Rees (Arklow)

Along with Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc (author of several books on the Irish revolution) in conversation with "school master" Tommy Graham about Wicklow's unique experience during this turbulent period.

Wicklow in the revolutionary decade (part 2, South)

While not in the vanguard of armed activity in the revolutionary decade, Wicklow was, nevertheless, active in other respects. Moreover, its unique characteristics—proximity to Dublin, pioneering development of tourism, and one of the highest Protestant populations outside Ulster—make it worthy of study.

This is the second of two podcasts commissioned by Wicklow County Council with the support of the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Listen to Wicklow in the Revolutionary Period here