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Trailer for forthcoming podcast series with Terry Dunne

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Join Terry Dunne (Laois Historian-in-Residence 2021-2022) in a journey into the hidden history of the Irish revolution as it happened in Laois. In this trailer for the project, we look at cattle driving at the Lamberton Demesne and find out about the first time the tri-colour was flown in Laois in 1917.

In future episodes of the podcast, we’ll be visiting Killeshin, Donaghmore, Clonaslee, Mountrath, Borris-in-Ossory and Portlaoise – as we explore the little-known story of agrarian protests during the revolutionary years.

Much more will come into it too as the series progresses, with coverage of the Dáil Courts, the anti-Conscription campaign, the burning of the barracks by the IRA, landed estates, the Land Commission and the 1923 Land Act and efforts to diversify and improve Irish farming.

The podcast looking at land and conflict in Laois during the years of the Irish Revolution will be out later in the month.