A century ago a meeting occurred that would change the destiny of Ireland. Lessons learned from the military disaster of the 1916 Easter Rising cemented the belief that whoever controlled Dublin, controlled the country.
This weekend the hurling giants the Kilkenny Cats and the Premier County go head to head in Croke Park for the All-Ireland Hurlings Final this Sunday. Here we take a look back at their first battle in the 1896 final.
Highlights include the inauguration of Ireland’s first President, Dr. Douglas Hyde, in June 1938; a 1936 speech from Dublin Lord Mayor Alfie Byrne about the prospect of a United Ireland; and footage from the Eucharistic Congress of June 1932.