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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 Story of Irish Coffin Ships Continued...

This episode continues the story of emigration and Irish Coffin Ships during the Great Famine. Dr Cian T. McMahon, the... more

25 Jan 2023 · 24 minutes
The Story of Irish Coffin Ships Part I

Between 1845 - 1855 over two million people left Ireland to escape hunger, poverty and disease during the Great Hunger.... more

18 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
How will 2022 be remembered in history?

Are we living through historic times? The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, the Queen's death, Liz Truss and Elon Musk have... more

19 Dec 2022 · 23 minutes
A Slum City - Life & Death in Late Victorian Dublin

Life in Dublin at the turn of the 20th century was difficult to say the least. Working Class Dubliners were... more

07 Dec 2022 · 26 minutes
A lost town in the Wicklow Mountains

Castlekevin was once a thriving settlement deep in the Wicklow Mountains. However in the 14th century after decades of warfare... more

23 Nov 2022 · 26 minutes
The Black Death in Ireland

The Black Death changed Europe and Ireland forever. This disease which swept across the continent through 1348 carried off around... more

09 Nov 2022 · 12 minutes
Contraception in Ireland

Believe it or not, it was a crime to sell contraception in Ireland between 1935 and 1979. The Irish government... more

02 Nov 2022 · 29 minutes
The Hunt for Nazi Spies in World War II

While Ireland remained neutral in the Second World War several Nazi agents were smuggled into the country. Their aims varied,... more

26 Oct 2022 · 27 minutes
Exploring A Medieval Fortress - Conwy Castle

There is a photo essay to accompany this episode here Conwy castle in Wales in one of Europe's most spectacular medieval... more

19 Oct 2022 · 28 minutes
[Ep 3/3] Ireland's Last Aristocrat - The Life of Olive Packenham Mahon

In this final episode of Ireland's Last Aristocrat, you will hear how Olive Packenham Mahon adjusted to life in Ireland... more

12 Oct 2022 · 42 minutes
Irish History Podcast
The Story of Irish Coffin Ships Continued...
Irish History Podcast