Peelers And Sheep


Cattle Driving Under The Tricolour

Ep. 1

This first episode is on what happened when the First World War hit Irish farms and Irish kitchen tables, and we’ll be looking at the tillage movement of 1918 – a time with an intersection between the rise of Sinn Féin and agrarian social conflict and a grievous food crisis. This episode highlights a specific incident in the hinterland of Clonaslee at the foot of the Slieve Blooms in February 1918.  We’ll end up then with the conscription crisis of April 1918 – an important turning point in Irish history but one often overlooked.

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