4 minutes | Jun 29th 2020

This Is A Rebel Story

The name Peelers and Sheep comes from an incident in the 1919 Meath and Kildare farm labour strike.


It took eleven policemen, nicknamed peelers, led by a sergeant and a head constable, with fixed bayonets, just to deliver thirteen sheep to Drumree railway station. In the end, as you’ll discover when listening to our first episode, the bayonets of the Royal Irish Constabulary were of no avail, the sheep were boycotted in Dublin and returned on the very next train.


This is the land, but this is not a land of timeless tradition, this is the hothouse where the modern world is made.


This is a rebel story. This is a story of people who are not the big names of Irish history. This is not the history you learned in school.


This is history from below.


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