Irish History Podcast
About This Show
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s, while the archive contains the story of High Kings, Vikings and Norman Invaders in the Middle Ages.
Between 1845 and 1851 one million Irish people died and one million emigrated. This not only changed Ireland but the world as Famine emigrants established communities in the USA, Britain, Canada & Australia to mention but a few. Hear what your ancestors endured and why they fled their homes in Ireland in this multi-part series.
This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling journey deep into Ireland's past looking at daily life through the ages. It will bring you on a journey through a world where violence was common and life was short.
In the Great Famine series I focus on the stories of our ancestors who lived through what were world changing events.
Most Recent Episode
The Workhouse and the Unwanted.
7 days ago
During the Great Famine workhouses became home to the unwanted in Irish society. Ultimately over 300,000 people Irish people died in these institutions between 1845 and 1851.
While they may have been unwanted by the late 1840s very few of the so called 'inmates' of workhouses were born unwanted. The show begins by looking at how people found themsleves in such a position by following the journey of one 14 year old boy, Patrick Duignan from Co Leitrim.
This is his story.
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