The RTE Radio’s Marian Finucane Show poll is now closed and the results are in.. despite the extensive coverage [which probably skewed the result], disgraced Olympic swimmer Michelle Smith was not voted Ireland’s Greatest Woman, that honour went to Nano Nagle, an 18th century nun credited with establishing girls’ education in the State, just ahead of Mary Robinson.. although there was, IMO, a much more interesting candidate in fifth place – the sixteenth century pirate Grace O’Malley
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Living History 1968-74
A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.
Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…