We, The Irish


EP30: The Beginning of the End

In 1991, the world suffered through an everyday fear that at any moment, a flash of light would explode into the sky and darkness would fall across life as they knew it.

This impending doom was caused by the Cold between America and the Soviet Union.

Both feared at any moment, the ego of the other would lead to the push of a button and an atomic bomb would travel across the worlds skies.

This fear was very much based in reality and fact.

Just 46 years before the end of the Cold War, the world witnessed the utter destruction and lack of bias an atomic bomb was capable of.

In Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, an atomic bomb known as the Little Boy Bomb, was dropped by the American military during world war 2 and killed almost a quarter of a million people and flattened two well built and modern cities.

The signs of the destruction of the bomb can still be seen in the cities today.

The little boy bomb came about as a result of the research conducted in what was known as The Manhattan Project.

But what if I told you, the bomb's life nor its power began in Manhattan.

What if I told you that in fact, the bomb's conception began in Dungarvan, County Waterford.

The music for this episode was written, preformed and produced by Ryan O’Halloran.

The story was written and researched by Oran.

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