Year ‘21

Episode 7: The Priest Hunter

Feb. 12, 2021

'Wee Joe' Devlin rose from the streets of Belfast to become a popular MP, noted for his speeches and good works. He took on the Bishop of Down and Connor over who should tell Catholics in Ulster how to vote, and earned himself the nickname 'The Priest Hunter'. But by 1921, his star was on the wane. Tara and Declan look at how his brand of nationalism was eclipsed by others and why his name now doesn't have the same recognition as others from that time.

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