Irish History Podcast
About This Show
The Irish history podcast brings the listener on a journey through Irish history starting in the 9th century when high kings battled for control of Ireland. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling journey deep into Irelands past looking at daily life when violence was common and life was short. If you’ve been puzzled how people survived before email, phones, cars or even proper roads the Irish history podcast is for you! The series tracks Irish history and archaeology trying to understand what daily life was like for normal people whilst also tracking the big picture of war, politics and needless to say invasions.
Most Recent Episode
Podcast: The Great Famine Part I Rebel Isle (1750-1803)
5 days ago
This podcast, the first in my new series on the Great Famine, gives a background to Ireland in the 19th century. Entitled 'Rebel Island' it focuses on the life of one extraordinary Irish rebel - Anne Devlin. She lived a remarkable life and was involved in the 1798 and 1803 rebellions. These reshaped Ireland and had profound consequences impacting life right up to and during the Great Famine. Anne Devlin's life also explains why sectarian tensions between Catholics and Protestants dominated life in Ireland, what the Act of Union was and why it was so important. An episode guide including a fully referenced transcript of the show is available for patrons at https://www.patreon.com/Irishpodcast. Become a patron today and get lots of exclusive content.