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Hidden histories: Ulster '71

Northern Ireland Golden Jubilee – Ulster '71

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12.25 24 Oct 2021


Hidden histories: Ulster '71

Hidden histories: Ulster '71


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12.25 24 Oct 2021


There was considerable controversy this week around the decision of Simon Coveney and Jack Chambers to attend the Northern Ireland Centenary Service in Armagh.

It was, its organisers insisted, not a celebration but rather intended to ‘explore the opportunity to deepen the work of reconciliation in a context of respectful dialogue.’

But whatever about the Centenary of the Northern state, it gives a chance to look back on its Golden Jubilee – and Ulster '71 – with the rather ludicrous slogan “Ulster 71, come and join in the fun.”

Then, as now, the past and the present didn’t quite see eye to eye - and just like this week, the Queen missed it.

Donal Fallon joined Gavan for another episode of hidden histories to discuss.

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