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 Road to Oldcroghan #4 The Crime Scene

In this episode we return to the the scene of the crime Clonearl bog in Croghan where the body was found. This will help us understand who exactly may have carried out the murder… Sound by Jason Looney Artwork by Keith Hynes Support the show - www.patr...



The Road to Oldcroghan #3 Tír na nÓg - The Land of Youth

Bogs are strange places. Their unique properties slow down the process of decay. They not only preserve bodies, but also evidence of what may have happened to them... Sound by Jason Looney Artwork by Keith Hynes Support the show -



The Road to Oldcroghan #2- Identification

Marie Cassidy the state pathologist arrives in Croghan to examine the remains of the victim. When Kevin Barry leads her to the corpse she makes a startling discovery. Sound by Jason Looney Artwork by Keith Hynes Support the show -



The Road to Oldcroghan #1 - Murder in a Land Time Forgot

Croghan, Co Offaly is a remarkable place. The scenery is stunning; the local community are friendly and welcoming. However their future is far from certain - the major employer in the region is closing down. In the midst of this crisis, local people ar...



The Road to Oldcroghan Coming October 5th

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Ireland and the Anti Slavery Movement

From the 1790s onwards numerous Black anti-slavery activists visited Ireland to build support for the abolition of the slave trade and slavery itself. This would see some of the most famous African Americans in history including Frederick Douglas visit...


 2020-09-14  35m

An Enduring Graveyard (Part 7)

Preban cemetery is not only where the communities in the surrounding region bury their dead, but it also has an important place in day to day life for many in the area. In this podcast, the final episode in 'Stories from a Living Graveyard’ Damia...


 2020-08-23  19m

The Empty Grave - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 6)

The Great Famine haunts every graveyard in Ireland. Alongside victims of the Great Hunger, many graveyards include the names of those who were forced to emigrate. In this podcast we look at how these events affected the communities around Preban. T...


 2020-08-22  19m

The Big Snow Tragedy - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 5)

Graveyards chronicle the history of the communities where we. At Preban, Co Wicklow one of the most tragic stories is that of the Mulhall family. In this episode local resident Helen Byrne talks about the fate of the Mulhall family, who were killed in ...


 2020-08-21  16m

The 1798 Rebellion - Stories from a Living Graveyard (Part 4)

In the summer of 1798 large parts of Ireland were ravaged by one of the largest rebellions in Irish history. Numerous people in communities around Preban marched off to fight alongside the rebels. Some paid a heavy price and their graves can be found i...


 2020-08-20  18m