Irish History Podcast

Have you ever been puzzled by history? Did people really only live to 40? Maybe you’ve been puzzled how people survived before email, phones, cars or even proper roads?

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      The Massacre of Wildgoose Lodge


      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...


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      Murder at Mother Mountain


      Mother Mountain is situated in a remote corner of Co Tipperary. An axe-murder that took place here in March 1846 shocked Irish society. Indeed had it not been obscured by the Great Famine Mother Mountain may well have been remembered alongside Maamtrasna as one of the notorious Irish murder cases of the 19th century. Find out why.... Book your place on my Famine tour at www.dublinfaminetour.ie


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       2018-06-11  43m
       
       

      Did the Famine drive Irish people insane? The story of the Famine Irish in Britain.


      Did the experiences of the Famine drive Irish people insane? In this episode I look at the story of the famine survivor John Thompson who ended up in the Rainhill asylum in Lancashire in the 1860s. In this Victorian institution he would find himself surrounded by other Irish people. This podcast looks at why Irish peope found themsleves in British asylums in disproportionate numbers in the 1850s and 1860s. The answers reveal some harrowing details about the difficult lives the Famine Irish...


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       2018-05-28  28m
       
       

      The US Civil War and the Great Famine


      The Great Hunger is not something we associate with war and certainly not wars in other countries. However the Famine is inextricably linked to the story of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Around 200,000 Irish people, most of them famine or post famine emigrants, fought in the conflict making it one of the largest wars in terms of Irish participation.


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       2018-05-08  41m
       
       

      The Famine Irish in the USA - a promised land?


      After Ireland, no country was more affected by the Great Famine than the USA. Millions of Irish people emigrated to the United States during and after the Great Famine looking for a better life. Through this podcast you will follow them on voyages across the Atlantic before looking at several Irish communities from the The Five Points Slum in New York to the Rocky Mountains. This is their story.


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       2018-04-21  49m
       
       

      American Wakes, Coffin Ships and Canada


      Coffin Ships are among the most enduring images from the Great Famine. This name was given to the boats that carried Famine emigrants to North America in 1847. The sinister title comes from the appalling death rates onboard these ships. This show opens with the hopes & fears of famine emigrants in Black '47. Then I move on to the harrowing voyages & what awaited the emigrants when they landed in Canada, a journey will take us onto the dreaded quarantine station of Gross Isle in the St...


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       2018-03-29  37m
       
       

      St Patricks Day in Black '47


      As people across the world mark St Patrick's day this podcast looks what at happened in Dublin on St Patricks Day during the worst year of the Great Famine. Celebrations were not cancelled but on a day supposed to celebrate all things Irish, events in Dublin revealed there were two very different Irelands during the Famine While one half of the city starved the other half planned a party.... My Dublin Famine Tour launches this Sunday. Book you place now at www.Dublinfaminetour.ie


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       2018-03-16  22m
       
       

      Dublin Famine Tour - A New Interactive Experience


      This short podcast explains the Dublin Famine Tour, my new interactive historical experience which launches on St Patricks Weekend. On this walking tour I guide you through Victorian Dublin, explaining the fascinating but forgotten story of how the Great Famine transformed Ireland’s capital city. Tune in for more exciting details. Book your place today at www.dublinfaminetour.ie


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       2018-03-06  2m
       
       

      Exiles - Irish Famine Emigrants (the Great Famine XIX)


      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...


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       2018-03-02  33m
       
       

      An Eye for an Eye:Evictions & Assassinations (The Great Famine XVIII)


      This podcast details the story of brutal evictions during the Great Famine. In total at least 250,000 people were evicted from their home over the course of the Great Hunger. As landlords showed no mercy their starving tenants fought back where possible. This show is framed around the most famous assassination of an Irish landlord during the Great Famine that of Major Denis Mahon - Nov 2nd 1847. Why he was killed? What does his brutal slaying tell us about wider evictions over the course...


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       2018-02-07  58m