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From the Norman Invasion to the War of Independence, the Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through the most fascinating stories in Ireland's past. Whether it’s the siege of Dublin in 1171 or gun battles in the 1920s, the podcast vividly recreates a sense of time and place. Each episode is meticulously researched creating character driven narratives that are engaging and accessible for all. Since the first episode was released back in 2010, the podcast has covered scores of fascin ...
 
This podcast is part of the Carlow County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme and is a collaborative podcast series on the history of Carlow during the decade 1913 -1923. Collaborators on the project include Carlow County Museum, Carlow Historical and Archaeological Society and Carlow County Library Service.
 
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On this week, Marie Cassidy and Stephen Vincent were the second pair voted off ‘Dancing with the Stars’; author Thomas Keneally on his latest book Fanatic Heart; Elaine Farrell and Leanne McCormick on women who landed on the wrong side of the law; Emmy-nominated TV and gaming producer Tríona Campbell; and Professor Kevin Kavanagh on fungi.…
 
Five days after the end of the Second World War, Winston Churchill launched into a blistering critique of Irish neutrality on the BBC World Service. He would famously claim the government of Éamon de Valera had frolicked with German representatives in Dublin while Britain fought the Nazis. The reality of Irish neutrality in the World War II was som…
 
This episode continues the story of emigration and Irish Coffin Ships during the Great Famine. Dr Cian T. McMahon, the author of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine discusses The death rate onboard coffin ships What factors determined whether someone lived or died. How Irish Famine emigrants adjusted to life in the U.S. …
 
Between 1845 - 1855 over two million people left Ireland to escape hunger, poverty and disease during the Great Hunger. The experience of these emigrants was often harrowing. The term Coffin Ship has became synonymous with their journeys across the Atlantic. While the term conveys misery, what was the experience actually like? In the first of two p…
 
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