I’m staying in on Monday 30th…

and not even answering the phone.

Badge of the United Irishmen, link to website for 'A Rebel Hand'

Badge of the United Irishmen

Why? Because tonight (the 16th) a new TV series, Story of Ireland, began.

Presented by Fergal Keane, it’s a five-parter and tonight’s episode raced from the earliest beginnings to the eve of the Norman invasion. It’s on BBC2 at 1900 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and at 2320 in Scotland.

Revolution

And on the 30th of May? Well, on that day episode 3, The Age of Revolution, promises to look at the 17th and 18th centuries… and ‘how revolution in America and France paved the way for Ireland’s 1798 rebellion.’

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About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia.
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