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Irish History Podcast
Irish History Podcast
Fin Dwyer

From the Norman Invasion to the War of Independence, the Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through the most fascinating... more

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Episodes

Beyond the Famine: A History of the Potato in Ireland

Throughout history, bread has consistently been one of the most popular foods across the world. For two centuries, Ireland was... more

11 Jun 2024 · 27 minutes
Lord Haw Haw - Ireland's Most Notorious Nazi

William Joyce aka Lord Haw Haw was Ireland's most notorious Nazi. Raised in the west of Ireland he was an... more

28 May 2024 · 33 minutes
Breaking the Silence: Post-Famine Trauma in Ireland

In this episode I delve into the lasting impact of the Great Hunger on Ireland. Its often said that the... more

21 May 2024 · 30 minutes
The Rise of the Irish in New York

Within the space of a few years following the Great Hunger, hundreds of thousands of Irish emigrants settled in New... more

14 May 2024 · 39 minutes
From Dublin to Devil's Island - The Life & Crimes of Vere Goold

In 1879 Vere Goold was a celebrity in Ireland. After winning Ireland’s first tennis championship, he reached the prestigious Wimbledon... more

08 May 2024 · 31 minutes
Unsolved: The 1928 Disappearance of Arthur Poole

Arthur Henri Poole was one of the most celebrated photographers in early 20th-century Ireland. An Englishman by birth, he was... more

01 May 2024 · 27 minutes
Daily Life in the Middle Ages. Worse than you imagine...

How difficult was life in the Middle Ages? This is something archaeologists and historians have debated for decades. In recent... more

17 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
Manipulating the Past - A History of Photography in Ireland

The camera never lies or does it? In this episode, I take a trip to the National Photographic Archive in... more

10 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
Strongbow & Aoife: The wedding that changed Ireland

In 1170, the Norman Lord Strongbow landed an army in Ireland. The following day, he launched a deadly assault on... more

03 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Exiled: Irish Writers in the 1930s

The 1930s stood out as one of the most dramatic decades in modern history. Fascism was on the rise, and... more

26 Mar 2024 · 28 minutes
Irish History Podcast
Beyond the Famine: A History of the Potato in Ireland
Irish History Podcast