Irish History Podcast

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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 27m. Bisher sind 234 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 9 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 10 hours 51 minutes


The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911: An Emigrant's Experience

On March 25th 1911 a fire ripped through a sweatshop in Lower Manhattan where hundreds of immigrants worked long hours in dangerous conditions. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire would prove a pivotal moment not only in the history of New York but al...



The War of Independence

Through 2021 the podcast will be focusing on the story of the Irish War of Independence. It starts on February 1st but check out this short podcast to find out what you can expect... www.insta...



John Charles McQuaid - A Ghost of our Catholic Past

Through the mid 20th century John Charles McQuaid, the archbishop of Dublin was one of the most influential people in Ireland. McQuaid has come to symbolise not only the power of the Catholic Church at the time but also for many the abuse of that power...



A History of the Police in Ireland

One of the first major challenges facing the Irish government after Independence in 1922 was how to police the country. The Royal Irish Constabulary which had existed under British rule was a highly discredited force so they established the Civic Guard...


 2020-12-07  30m

The Forgotten Lives of the Women of Cahir

Women are all too often overlooked in history. The Daughters of Dun Iascaigh, written by the Cahir Womens History Group, addresses this imbalance by profiling the lives of over 20 women from this Tipperary town. The book highlights some fascinating but...


 2020-11-30  45m

The Lepers’ Plot - A Medieval Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy theories seem more popular than ever. Increasing numbers of people are turning to what are unorthodox understandings of the world. This is not a new phenomemum. In this episode I examine the Lepers Plot, one of the more bizarre chapters in m...


 2020-11-24  26m

The Irish History Summit 2021 – Calling LC History Teachers.

The first Irish History Summit takes place on January 19th 2021. The summit is an exclusive one day online event where leading Irish Historians will present talks on the Leaving Cert history curriculum. While the summit will be a great advantage for st...


 2020-11-11  3m

The Road to Oldcroghan #6 - An Afterlife

It's very human to wonder how we will be remembered. However few have a legacy like that of the victim from Oldcroghan. It was certainly one neither he nor his contemporaries could have envisaged. Sound by Jason Looney Artwork by Keith Hynes To fi...


 2020-11-09  20m

The Road to Oldcroghan #5 Sacrifice

Several theories have been forwarded to explain the brutal murder that came to light in a bog at Oldcroghan in 2003. Through meticulous research, the former Keeper of Antiquities in the National Museum of Ireland Eamon Kelly has developed the ...


 2020-11-02  26m

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...


 2020-10-26  23m