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Hidden Histories: The College Green Riots of 1759

This week the world looked on in dismay as on of the bastions of western democracy came under att...

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12.30 10 Jan 2021


Hidden Histories: The College Green Riots of 1759



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12.30 10 Jan 2021


This week the world looked on in dismay as on of the bastions of western democracy came under attack from its own people.

But the storming of the Capitol Building in Washington DC, while shocking, actually shares some commonalities with a scene that Dubliners were presented with all the way back in 1759.

In that year the riots of College Green shocked Irish & British political circles and the press who were horrified by the actions of what were termed an “ill-appearing rabble".

Donal Fallon joins gavan Reilly for another episode of Hidden Histories to discuss.

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