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What was St Patrick’s Day like in 1918?

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1918 was a seminal year in Irish, European and global history. Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Course Director, MA in Public History & Cultural Heritage at UL looks back on St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland a century ago.

Witness statements given decades later to the Bureau of Military History (1913–21) by former volunteers detailed local tensions with the Royal Irish Constabulary (R.I.C.). Frank Henderson, for example, recollected that the R.I.C. in North County Dublin were out “in greater force than usual” in the run-up to St Patrick’s Day 1918 and “it looked for a while as though force would be used on both sides.”

Read the full article on RTE Brainstorm: www.rte.ie/eile/brainstorm/2018/0314/947371-what-was-st-patricks-day-like-in-1918/

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