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Join Lorcan Collins as he discusses the background to the Rebellion of the United Irishmen of 1798. A host of Irish revolutionaries and international figures are introduced in this, part one of two shows, where you will hear about Theobald Wolfe Tone, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, Samuel Nielson, William Drennan, Thomas Russell, James Napper Tandy, William Orr, Cornwallis, Napoleon Bonaparte, Gereral Hoche, Betsy Gray, Henry Joy McCracken, George Washington, King George the Third, and many more besides! Hear how the French Revolution of 1789 and the Declaration of American Independence encouraged the United Irishmen to rise up. Hear how the French sent ships and troops to aid the Irish revolutionaries.