Irish History Podcast
The War of Independence Finale (Endgame III)
We've made it! This is the final episode in the War of Independence series. The episode begins as Michael Collins and an Irish negotiating team lock horns with Lloyd George and Winston Churchill in London. When a controversial treaty is agreed we return to Dublin to see how it is received. The show also includes extensive recreations of the famous Treaty debates from Aidan and Therese.
I hope you enjoy the show. Thank you so much for you support. I have some really great content lined up for coming weeks. These include shows on
- Grace O'Malley the 16th century pirate queen
- The history of Ireland's monorail.
- A history of hurling.
- A six part series on life in pre-famine Ireland told through a 19th century murder.
- A series on the history of podcasting in Ireland (its older than you think!)
Sound - Jason Looney
Addition research - Sam McGrath
Additional Narrations - Aidan Crowe and Therese Murray
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Oliver Cromwell - Still Notorious, But Why?
The Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland took place over 370 years ago. Despite the passage of time the man who led that conquest remains one of the most reviled figures in Irish history. In this podcast I look at why he, above others, is so reviled in Ireland.****Get tickets for my new walking tour mentioned in the episode are available here.****The episode is recorded in the ruins of Dunhill Castle. An exclusive supporters video tour of the castle is available here.
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
A Journey to the Gates of Hell
In 1397 Ramón de Perellós left the city of Avignon in the Kingdom of France, setting out on a 2,000 km journey to Ireland. His ultimate destination was a fabled gateway to the afterlife on Station Island, Lough Derg, Co Donegal. In this episode you will follow in the footsteps of de Perellós on this medieval pilgrimage. Forget the problems of the modern world and prepare yourself for a gruelling journey by land and sea through medieval Europe. Written produced and narrated by Fin Dwyer, sound by Kate DunleaSupport the show www.patreon.com/irishpodcast
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Belfast and the Slave Trade
The history of Belfast has been dominated by the Troubles of the late 20th century and the longer history of sectarian conflict in the city. However Belfast holds a lesser-known yet significant chapter in its past—it's connections to the slave trade. In this episode, I am joined by Tom Thorpe who uncovers Belfast's complex ties to slavery in the United States. Join us as Tom sheds light on how Belfast's economy became intertwined with the slave trade and explores the emergence of a radical anti-slavery movement within the city. To delve deeper into this fascinating topic check out Tom's walking tour at antislaverybelfast.com