Irish History Podcast

By Fin Dwyer

The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date, Between 1845 and 1851, during one of the worst Famine's in modern history one million Irish people died. The podcast looks at how this happened and who was responsible. The series also tells the story of the survivors. From rebellion to riots & evictions to emigration when you download the show you embark on a facinating and vivid journey to the world your ancestors lived in. These events not only changed Ireland but also numerous countries across the globe. Irish famine emigrants established communities in the USA, Britain, Canada, Australia and further afield. This series is the story of your ancestors who lived through world changing events.

  1. 1.
    5000 year old tombs, Writers Block & Graveyards of Inspiration
    23:04
  2. 2.
    Terence MacSwiney's Hunger-Strike (The War of Independence XIV)
    33:12
  3. 3.
    The Rebel County (the War of independence Part XIII)
    33:14
  4. 4.
    Belfast, Derry & the War in the North (the War of Independence XII)
    34:26
  5. 5.
    Women & the Irish Revolution - The War of Independence Part XI
    30:03
  6. 6.
    The IRA on the Offensive - Easter 1920 (the War of Independence Part X)
    30:56
  7. 7.
    An Empire in Crisis (The War of Independence Part IX)
    31:43
  8. 8.
    The Fermoy Army Riots (The War of Independence VIII)
    30:18
  1. 9.
    The Knocklong Ambush (The War of Independence Part VII)
    29:14
  2. 10.
    The podcast has run aground in the Suez Canal
    1:37
  3. 11.
    The Limerick Soviet and the Russian Revolution (The War of Independence VI)
    45:41
  4. 12.
    The Escape from Lincoln Jail (The War of Independence V)
    29:48
  5. 13.
    The Soloheadbeg Ambush & the First Dáil (the War of Independence IV)
    35:27
  6. 14.
    The Road to War (The War of Independence III)
    35:26
  7. 15.
    The 1916 Rising (The War of Independence Part II)
    33:47
  8. 16.
    The Irish War of Independence Part I - World War I
    42:07
  9. 17.
    (Part III) The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911: An Emigrant's Experience
    28:18
  10. 18.
    (Part II) The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911: An Emigrant's Experience
    34:15
  11. 19.
    The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911: An Emigrant's Experience
    33:39
  12. 20.
    The War of Independence
    2:30
  13. 21.
    John Charles McQuaid - A Ghost of our Catholic Past
    30:05
  14. 22.
    A History of the Police in Ireland
    30:23
  15. 23.
    The Forgotten Lives of the Women of Cahir
    45:50
  16. 24.
    The Lepers’ Plot - A Medieval Conspiracy Theory
    26:11
  17. 25.
    The Irish History Summit 2021 – Calling LC History Teachers.
    3:55
  18. 26.
    The Road to Oldcroghan #6 - An Afterlife
    20:03
  19. 27.
    The Road to Oldcroghan #5 Sacrifice
    26:54
  20. 28.
    The Road to Oldcroghan #4 The Crime Scene
    23:26
  21. 29.
    The Road to Oldcroghan #3 Tír na nÓg - The Land of Youth
    20:03
  22. 30.
    The Road to Oldcroghan #2- Identification
    24:42
  23. 31.
    The Road to Oldcroghan #1 - Murder in a Land Time Forgot
    30:41
  24. 32.
    The Road to Oldcroghan Coming October 5th
    0:57
  25. 33.
    Ireland and the Anti Slavery Movement
    35:07
  26. 34.
    An Enduring Graveyard (Part 7)
    19:16
  27. 35.
    The Empty Grave - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 6)
    19:07
  28. 36.
    The Big Snow Tragedy - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 5)
    16:04
  29. 37.
    The 1798 Rebellion - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 4)
    18:59
  30. 38.
    Pilgrimage - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 3)
    14:41
  31. 39.
    A History through the Ages at Preban (Stories from a Living Graveyard Part 2)
    16:13
  32. 40.
    Preban Graveyard - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 1)
    18:28
  33. 41.
    Preban: A Living Graveyard
    1:10
  34. 42.
    Divided Loyalties: Letters from World War II
    27:06
  35. 43.
    Irish Farmers Don't Wear Cravats
    24:45
  36. 44.
    Irish Spies in World War II
    27:04
  37. 45.
    Could you survive on a pre-Famine Irish diet? I tried...
    31:26
  38. 46.
    Fleeing the war: Basques refugees in Ireland
    43:29
  39. 47.
    From Cork to Bermuda: An Irishwoman's life in the British Army
    30:15
  40. 48.
    The Legacy of the Spanish Civil War (Partisans X)
    30:35
  41. 49.
    The Final Battle & the Mysterious Death of Frank Ryan (Partisans IX)
    33:35
  42. 50.
    Paradise Lost (Partisans VIII)
    34:52

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