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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

The IRA ambush in Central Park, New York

On April 13th, 1922, three IRA volunteers chased a man through Central Park in New York. In front of dozens... more

28 Feb 2024 · 29 minutes
The Slaves who helped Ireland during the Great Hunger

During the Great Hunger of the 1840s, vast sums of money were sent to Ireland by people across the world.... more

21 Feb 2024 · 30 minutes
Saving Ireland from Sin & Sex - Film Censorship in Ireland

Through most of the 20th century, authorities in Ireland operated a strict censorship regime when it came to film. At... more

14 Feb 2024 · 27 minutes
What started The Troubles?

In the late 1960s, Northern Ireland erupted into major violence, marking the opening phase of The Troubles. Over three decades,... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
Polygamy, the Pope or Politics. Why was 19th century Ireland so hostile to Mormonism?

In the mid 19th century Mormonism was one of the fastest growing religions in the world. However when Mormon missionaries... more

31 Jan 2024 · 34 minutes
Shipwrecked: The Story of the Samson

The story of the Samson is one most bizarre shipwrecks in Irish history.When this enormous sea crane ship crashed into the... more

24 Jan 2024 · 27 minutes
New Geneva: Ireland's Lost City

In the 1780s work began on a new city in Ireland. Called New Geneva it was designed to provide a... more

16 Jan 2024 · 31 minutes
Plan 2024: It's ambitious but you can make it possible

We've been on an extraordinary journey since the show launched 14 years ago. From medieval battlefields to revolutions we've shared... more

10 Jan 2024 · 4 minutes
Forgotten: The Irish in the American West

New York, Boston, and Chicago dominate the history of Irish migration to the United States. However by 1900 one of... more

13 Dec 2023 · 31 minutes
Taking the world by storm – a history of podcasting 2/2

In the past decade, podcasting has taken the world by storm. The advent of smartphones and the ground-breaking podcast 'Serial'... more

06 Dec 2023 · 34 minutes
Irish History Podcast
The IRA ambush in Central Park, New York
Irish History Podcast