This month we gave this episode a title: 'If You Seek History' - and there was plenty to be found once we went exploring throughout Shankill & Rathmichael
Joining me this month was the formidable Dr. Sylvie Kleinman. With a background in the socio-political context of the late 18th and early 19th century, she has played a major role in highlighting the influence of the French on the likes of Wolfe Tone & Robert Emmet. She has previously worked for the Dictionary of Irish Biography and with an interest in military history - there was no way we could fit it all into one hour! So we didn't, enjoy the extra content!! A long time resident of Shankill, Sylvie helped me delve into the fascinating history of this unassuming village
From forgotten ringforts to harbouring German spies, this village turned borough-encompassing townland bears many a secret - that we only thoroughly enjoyed unveiling! We travelled from the Dublin Mountains out to the edge of Killiney encountering everything from the leadmine industry to shrewd landowners along the way...
If you seek history...Shankill is where you'll find it
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