2015 Festival

Bloody Sunday 1920: The Day that Shook Dublin

Published: August 14, 2019 by source

With Michael Foley, John Borgonovo and Padraig Yeates.

Historian John Borgonovo discusses the synchronised IRA attack that morning 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 to Croke Park as hundreds of people clamoured at the gates of Dublin Castle seeking refuge. In The Bloodied Field, award-winning journalist and author Michael Foley recounts the extraordinary story of Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920 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. Distinguished Dublin historian Padraig Yeates moderates 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.

Recorded at Printworks, Dublin Castle on 26 September 2015.