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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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Burned Alive: The Burning of Bridget Cleary

In 1895 Bridget Cleary was a confident independent woman in a rapidly changing Ireland. This brought her into conflict with... more

22 Mar 2023 · 32 minutes
Women on Trial - The Alice Morton Divorce Case of 1920

Until 1981 a woman was considered the property of her husband under Irish law. A husband could even sue another... more

15 Mar 2023 · 41 minutes
The Mystery of Henry Wilson’s Assassination

On June 22nd 1922, the British Field Marshall, Henry Wilson was shot dead in London. The assassination sparked a major... more

01 Mar 2023 · 28 minutes
Ireland's Alcatraz - the Story of Spike Island

Spike Island in Cork Harbour is often referred to as 'Ireland’s Alcatraz'. While this famous island prison began life as... more

21 Feb 2023 · 30 minutes
How the Famine Irish built New York

Between 1840 and 1860 the population of New York almost trebled growing from 300,000 to 800,000. This influx of migrants... more

14 Feb 2023 · 32 minutes
The Myth of Irish Neutrality in World War II

Five days after the end of the Second World War, Winston Churchill launched into a blistering critique of Irish neutrality... more

01 Feb 2023 · 28 minutes
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
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Burned Alive: The Burning of Bridget Cleary
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