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Cattle Driving Under the Tricolour

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Episode 1 of Podcast ‘Divided Land’ with Terry Dunne

This first podcast episode examines the impact of the First World War on Irish farms and Irish kitchen tables and looks at the tillage movement of 1918. The episode highlights a specific incident in the hinterland of Clonaslee in February 1918 and deals with the conscription crisis of April 1918 – an important turning point in Irish history that is often overlooked.

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The podcast is based on new research on the revolutionary era in Laois carried out by Terry Dunne in his role as Laois Historian-in-Residence 2021-2022. Supported by Laois Libraries and funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media the Historian-in-Residence project was established to make history more accessible to the public by uncovering hidden stories within communities and connecting local areas with their history.