Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Radio Free Eireann Broadcasting 14 April 2018

Martin Galvin with details of this weekend's broadcast from Radio Free Eireann.


Twenty years after the Good Friday agreement, architects including, George Mitchell, former President Clinton and Tony Blair gathered in Belfast for a week long series of celebratory events. Anthony McIntyre, author of Good Friday -The Death of Irish Republicanism will look back on his predictions at the time and give analysis of what the agreement and ceremonies mean today.

Goerge McLaughlin will recount the amazing story of American organized Catalpa escape and rescue of Irish Fenian prisoners from Australia in 1876 back to safety in the United States, and the successful campaign to put headstones on the graves of two of these rescued Fenians, Thomas Darragh and Robert Cranston which will be unveiled on May 5th in Philadelphia.

We will have another update information on the April 24th event in Albany, which will now include formal resolutions in the New York State Senate and Assembly honoring the centennial of Ireland's 1918 Vote for Freedom which gave a democratic mandate to the Easter Rising and Proclamation as well as announcements about other Easter Commemorations.

John McDonagh and Martin Galvin co- host.

Radio Free Eireann is heard Saturdays at 12 Noon New York time on wbai 99.5 FM and wbai.org.

It can be heard at wbai.org in Ireland from 5pm to 6pm or anytime after the program concludes on wbai.org/archives.


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