Irish History Podcast
About This Show
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.
Most Recent Episode
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. This podcast is structured aroud an interview with Damian Shiels of www.Irishamericancivilwar.com someone who has tirelessly researched the stories of these people over the last eight years. Damian’s interview provides fascinating insights into the forgotten lives of the Irish who fought in the US Civil War. Join me on the Dublin Famine Tour - Book your place at www.dublinfaminetour.ie
Rated 5 out of
James From JAMSO
Super Passion For The Subject
A great voice, information, research and style. A great show that seeks to inform, entertain and provide insights to the land of Ireland.
Listen for joy and learning
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5 out of
Informative and entertaining!
I stumbled across this podcast and I am completely addicted! Such interesting history, brilliantly delivered!
Date published: 2014-09-10