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Easter Sunday is, for the State and many others, a day of reflection and commemoration. We know the names of many who died in the Easter Rising – but sometimes, it is the stories of those who survived that can fascinate.

Easter Rising volunteer Diarmuid Lynch for instance, in the midst of a food crisis which threatened starvation, led a group of men who ‘commandeered’ pigs destined for exportation, slaughtering them and distributing the bacon to Dublin’s poor. The story made heroes of Volunteers in 1918, in the very streets where they’d been booed and jeered two years earlier.

Donal Fallon joins Gavan Reilly for another episode of Hidden Histories.


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