Irish History Podcast
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 the historical record fell silent. Over the past year the Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society have been working with a team of archaeologists to uncover the story of this lost town and castle. Using ground penetrating radar, drones and ecological surveys the team have started to unlock the lost story of this forgotten town.This podcast reveals what was found...A special word of thanks to:Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society, the National Monuments Service Community Monuments fund, Yvonne Whitty, Dr Paul Naessens, Faith Wilson, Ivor Kenny, Dr Ger Dowling, Wicklow Co Council Heritage Officer Deirdre Burns, Martin Timmons, Mary Rochford, Chris Corlett and Catherine Wright in Wicklow Archives .Additional narrations from Aidan CroweSound by Kate Dunlea
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 40% of the population. Its aftermath was no less sensational as social upheavel, wars and revolts broke out across Europe. Ireland was no different, indeed it was arguably affected in more profound ways than most of the continent. Over last few months I have produced a new hour three hour audio feature on the Black Death in Ireland based on my 2016 book 1348: A Medieval Apocalypse.This podcast previews the audiobook explaining the fascinating history behind these events. How can you get your audiobook of The Black Death in Ireland?Get the book as a one time purchase. You can buy the book for €5.99 in a one time purchase here https://plus.acast.com/s/irishhistory. Select 'The Black Death in Ireland Audiobook' and then you can download the audio to your podcast app.Become a supporter. Supporters of the show at patreon.com/irishpodcast also have access to the book. This recurring monthly fee also gives you access you my extensive back catalogue of exclusive show and my upcoming series on the Civil War. Find out more at https://patreon.com/irishpodcast
Chapter 8: A Bishop at the end of the World
Bishop Richard Ledrede returns to Ireland in 1349 to find the island in complete chaos. Amidst a huge labour shoratge the peasants rise in revolt, thre world as he knew seems at an end.
Chapter 7: Earls, Chieftains, Duke & Kings
James Butler arrives in Ireland in 1350 to take possession of his family estates. However in the face of major Gaelic Irish revolts in the aftermath of the plague, Butler is left wondering how long will he survive.
Chapter 6: A Merchant in Mayhem
Alice Drogh's world had been transformed but the Dorgheda native found opportunity in the chaos.
Chapter 5: A World of Widows
Johanna Stackpoll find herself in a lonely Dublin as the plague recedes. The world has been changed for ever.
Chapter 4: The Grey Friar & The Black Death
The dreaded plague reaches Ireland in August 1348. Friar John Clyn witnesses the devastation wreak havoc on his native Kilkenny.