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Hidden Histories: Eoin MacNeill

At Easter, we annually commemorate an event which transformed the course of Irish history - The E...

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12.20 4 Apr 2021


Hidden Histories: Eoin MacNeill



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12.20 4 Apr 2021


At Easter, we annually commemorate an event which transformed the course of Irish history - The Easter Rising of 1916.

But one man almost prevented it all from going ahead.

Historian, language scholar and later politician, Eoin MacNeill was one of the most important and influential men in Irish public life but his place in history was very much in doubt after 1916 - a Rising he opposed.

So who saved his career and, more importantly, his reputation?

Donal Fallon joined Gavan Reilly for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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Devalera Donal Fallon Dublin Easter Rising Eoin Macneill Gavan Reilly Independence Ireland On The Record Rebellion Republican War

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