Tuesday, August 23, 2005


I've just been trawling through RTÉ Radio 1's site, looking for another programme, when I noticed that they're running a series called Reputations, based on the TCD history department's Contesting History course. Each programme deals, in turn, with Patrick Pearse, Charles Stewart Parnell, Daniel O'Connell, Wolfe Tone, Hugh O'Neill and Diarmuid MacMurrough. Two historians act as 'prosecution' and 'defence' for each personality. In the first episode Ruth Dudley Edwards and Martin Mansergh discuss Pearse. This really is interesting stuff.

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