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Bloody Sunday 1920: The day that shook Dublin – Michael Foley, John Borgonovo and Padraig Yeates
26 September, 2015 @ 11:00 am
BLOODY SUNDAY 1920: THE DAY THAT SHOOK DUBLIN
With Michael Foley, John Borgonovo and Padraig Yeates.
In The Bloodied Field, award-winning journalist and author Michael Foley recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park and the 90 seconds of shooting that changed Ireland forever. In a deeply intimate portrait he tells the stories of those killed, the police and military personnel who were in Croke Park that day, and the families left shattered in its aftermath. Historian John Borgonovo will discuss the synchronised IRA attack designed to cripple British intelligence services in Ireland. As fourteen men lay dead in their beds, trucks of police and military rumbled through the city streets towards Croke Park, as hundreds of people clamoured at the gates of Dublin Castle seeking refuge. Distinguished Dublin historian Padraig Yeates will moderate the discussion about this most extraordinary day in Irish history.
A former winner of the Boyle Sports Irish Sportsbook of the Year, Michael Foley is acting sports editor and GAA correspondent for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times.
John Borgonovo teaches history at University College Cork and has written extensively on the Civil War period.
Padraig Yeates is a distinguished social and labour historian and the author of City in Revolution which was published in 2014.
Saturday, September 26th at 11.00am in Printworks, Dublin Castle
Admission FREE but reservations essential.