Should be of interest to any current or former UCD students.
A new blog dedicated to collating the radical and social history of UCD.
Did you know that Charles Haughey, as a UCD student helped to instigate a riot by burning a Union Jack during Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) celebrations in 1945 in Dublinís City Centre?
.... in February 1969, 140 UCD students occupied the administrative wing, used a loud speaker system to address fellow students and distributed leaflets from the Ēliberated zone of UCD"?
... during Rag Week in 1969, UCD students "raided" RTE?
... Richview Lodge, where the School of Architecture is now based, used to be a Masonic Boysí School and various freemasony symbols can still be seen around the building today?
... students and the Gardai fought pitched battles up and down the concourse outside the Arts Block and restaurant in 1975 during a protest against the visit of the Taoiseach and US Ambassador?
... the establishment of the Pool Hall ĎThe Trapí and the building of a bus shelter at the No.10 terminus in Belfield only came about due to student direct action?
.... an eighteen year old was stabbed to death at Ireland's first punk festival held in UCD's canteen in 1977?
... in 1977 as part of Rag Week celebrations, over one hundred UCD students invaded Trinity College, the College of Surgeons and Kevin Street College causing £3,200 worth of damage?
Hidden History of UCD