Protest songs – Irish style

Posted on: 10th April, 2019 in History

In 1972, British paratroopers stationed in Northern Ireland, opened fired on the Civil Rights marchers, murdering 14 civilians. Images of carnage that occurred that day in Derry on January 30, ‘72, were flashed around world, highlighting the apartheid system that...

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The Orange Order in Cork

Posted on: 4th March, 2019 in History

Well listeners, I hope you have had a chance to tune into www.westcorkfm.ie. It might take some time to get into the new format, but our schedule now runs Saturday and Sundays. The ‘History Show’ will now feature on Saturdays...

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WestCork FM is born

Posted on: 4th February, 2019 in History

Its official…Atlantic Radio Ireland has begun its latest venture. From this month, Atlantic Radio Ireland  is launching online as www.westcorkfm.ie. Why the domain name change? Kieran Doyle fills us in. In short, in the coming months, as well as being...

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The tragic story of a little-known Skibbereen patriot

Posted on: 5th November, 2018 in History

John Cadogan Murphy, later known simply as ‘Whitehead Murphy’, was born in 1859 in Assolas near Skibbereen, where the monument now stands on the Baltimore Road. John had three brothers – Patrick, James and Jeremiah – and three sisters –...

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Clonakilty man amongst the lost remembered in centenary commemoration of RMS Leinster Tragedy

Posted on: 18th October, 2018 in History

Clonakilty man James Nyhan, 307621, Petty Officer (Stoker) Royal Navy HMS Prince was killed following the sinking of the RMS Leinster by German U-Boat-123. Conor Nyhan tells us more about this tragic event. Family Background James Nyhan was the fourth...

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