Irish History Podcast
Epilogue - The Black Death in Ireland
The Road to War (The Irish Civil War #1)
Hi folks,This is the first episode in my exclusive supporters' series on the Irish Civil War. Although the war ended 100 years ago, its legacy haunted Irish society into the 21st century. This series tries to explain why a relatively short conflict with a comparatively small number of fatalities could have such an impact. Each episode in the series is based around a discussion with Dr Brian Hanley, a leading authority on the revolutionary era and Irish republicanism. This podcast explores the background to the war which began in June 1922. Brian explains what exactly the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 was and why it caused such a bitter and ultimately violent division in the Irish Republican Movement. We also tease apart how wider Irish society reacted to drift to war. Thanks for your support, I hope you enjoy this episode. Best Fin
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 author of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine discusses The death rate onboard coffin ships What factors determined whether someone lived or died.How Irish Famine emigrants adjusted to life in the U.S.You can get a copy of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea here If you want listen to more stories form the Great Hunger my 30 part podcast series is available here.My exclusive supporters Civil War series with Dr Brian Hanley kicks this Thursday here on Patreon and Acast+
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. The experience of these emigrants was often harrowing. The term Coffin Ship has became synonymous with their journeys across the Atlantic. While the term conveys misery, what was the experience actually like?In the first of two podcasts on the subject, I am joined by Dr Cian T. McMahon author of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea during the Great Famine. Cian's work is deeply personal. Laced with hundreds of individual narratives he creates a vivid account of the complexities of escaping hunger in Ireland in the 1840s. You can get a copy of The Coffin Ship - Life and Death at Sea here If you want listen to more stories form the Great Hunger my 30 part podcast series is available here. My exclusive series on the Irish Civil War with Dr Brian Hanley kicks off next week. Exclusively available for show supporters on Acast+ and patreon.com/irishhistory, the series will be an expert guide to one of the most formative conflicts in modern Ireland.