In the last few weeks, a number of stories from Come Here To Me! have been aired on The History Show on RTE Radio One. These stories have tied-in with content on the programme, or have been aired to coincide with historic anniversaries.
The first story aired was on 13 January, and involved an infamous incident at Deansgrange Cemetery when swastikas were on show at the funeral of ‘Nazi master spy’ Hermann Goertz. This story was read during a segment of the programme which focused on Ireland after WWII, and the podcast recording can be played here.
On 20 January, our account of the workers occupation of the Rotunda Concert Hall in 1922 was read on the programme. This event occurred five years after the Russian revolution, and saw a red flag flying over the city of Dublin. The occupation was led by the talented writer Liam O’Flaherty, and the story was read on RTE Radio by the actor David Herlihy. The podcast recording can be played here.
On the 17 February edition of the show, our story about Vonolel was read on air. Following on from a discussion around the Irish and horse meat, Dublin’s War Horse got an airing. The loyal companion of Field Marshall Earl Roberts, this remarkable and decorated horse is buried in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. His grave must be one of the most unusual in Dublin. Again, the story was read by David Herlihy. The podcast recording can be played here.
Our thanks to everyone at The History Show for bringing these stories to a wider audience, and we hope that readers of the blog have enjoyed hearing the stories brought to life as much as we have.