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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.

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    • 4.7 • 130 Ratings

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.

    The Lepers’ Plot - A Medieval Conspiracy Theory

    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 medieval history. In 1321 the Kingdom of France was gripped by rumours lepers were plotting a coup. This had deadly consequences as you are about to hear.


    In this episode, I examine the 14th century Lepers' Plot, one of the more bizarre chapters in medieval history. In 1321 the Kingdom of France was gripped by rumours lepers were plotting a coup. As the conspriacy theory spread thousands were killed.


    Given the reemergence of conspiracy theories I thought an episode on this fascinating topic was timely. Seven centuries may have passed but they provide interesting insights on modern conspiracy theories and why people are drawn to them.


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    The Irish History Summit 2021 – Calling LC History Teachers.

    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 students sitting the taking Leavin Cert History Exams in 2021 the summit will appeal to anyone with a love of Irish History.


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    The Road to Oldcroghan #6 - An Afterlife

    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
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    The Road to Oldcroghan #5 Sacrifice

    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 most convincing explanation. In this episode he reveals who exactly the victim was and why he died.
    Sound by Jason Looney
    Artwork by Keith Hynes
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    • 26 min
    The Road to Oldcroghan #4 The Crime Scene

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

    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...
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4.7 out of 5
130 Ratings

130 Ratings

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