This week marked the birthday of Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde, who was born at Dublin’s Westland Row and is today buried in the impressive Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris.
An international celebrity and among the first such generation of stars, Wilde’s story is well known.
But little known is the tale of how he launched himself onto the world stage - embarking on a year long tour of the United States in 1882. To him, “America is not a country, it is a world.” he said.
Donal Fallon joins Gavan Reilly for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.