100 episodes

Three Castles Burning is a social history podcast, dedicated to the story of the Irish capital. Dublin is a city of many stories, Three Castles Burning tells some of the more forgotten ones.

Three Castles Burning Donal Fallon

    • History
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

Three Castles Burning is a social history podcast, dedicated to the story of the Irish capital. Dublin is a city of many stories, Three Castles Burning tells some of the more forgotten ones.

    An Inchicore Institution (with Dermot Looney)

    An Inchicore Institution (with Dermot Looney)

    Dermot Looney has spent years working away on a history of Saint Patrick's Athletic. The final product, which includes a beautiful introduction by Brian Kerr, is something much broader - an important social history of Inchicore. Saint Pat's emerge as a club strongly connected to the railway works, and with surprising connections from the very beginning. Saints Rising is available now.

    • 31 min
    From The Citizen to John 3:7 (with Siobhán Doyle)

    From The Citizen to John 3:7 (with Siobhán Doyle)

    What can we learn about a subject by looking at 100 objects? Thanks to Siobhán Doyle, author of a new study 'A History of the GAA in 100 Objects', for getting into material culture, museums and the social history of the Gaelic Athletic Association with me. From Michael Cusack (was he 'The Citizen?') to yellow sliothars, we're talking about.....stuff.
    Support Three Castles Burning: www.patreon.com/threecastlesburning // www.ko-fi.com/threecastlesburning

    • 33 min
    Halloween Special: Hans Holzer and the Ghosts of Dublin

    Halloween Special: Hans Holzer and the Ghosts of Dublin

    Hans Holzer was a well-known broadcaster and author in the United States, perhaps the most famous 'ghost hunter' of his day. In 1965 and 1966, he made research visits to Ireland. In Dublin, he heard some amazing stories, and went in search of ghosts in some familiar and lesser-known places.

    • 33 min
    The Central Bank and Beyond: Sam Stephenson's Dublin

    The Central Bank and Beyond: Sam Stephenson's Dublin

    Sam Stephenson (1933-2006) is one of the most important - and divisive - architects in the history of the Irish capital. As the Central Bank returns to view, we're looking at it and other Stephenson projects in the city. Some, like the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies (DIAS), have recently become protected structures. Others have already been lost.

    • 36 min
    The Country Girl Returns

    The Country Girl Returns

    A young Edna O'Brien fell in love with Dublin. The city would shape her life and her work. It brought love, lust, learning. Now, at 91, her play Joyce's Women takes to the stage of the Abbey Theatre. This podcast explores how Dublin impacted on her, and how she impacted on it.

    • 30 min
    The History and Present of Housing (with Eoin Ó Broin)

    The History and Present of Housing (with Eoin Ó Broin)

    Housing is today the issue of issues in Ireland, but what can we learn from looking back? Over the course of a century, the Irish state has had successes and failures when it comes to housing. Eoin Ó Broin is the author of Home: Why Public Housing is the Answer, he's also someone firmly at the centre of the political debates around housing in Ireland today. On a wet day in a field in Laois, he answered my questions and a few from the floor. With thanks to Naoise Nunn and Mindfield at Electric Picnic.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

ballyerboi ,

Excellent Storytelling

Great podcast about the history of Dublin and excellent storytelling by Donal Fallon

ainsley250125 ,

Mesmerised

I don’t even know how I got here: I just suddenly had a tab open with this podcast in it. Maybe someone on twitter recommended it. Anyway I haven’t been to Dublin in almost 20 years but I absolutely love this podcast. Do yourself a favour.

colmmacg ,

Outstanding Podcast

This is one of the most interesting podcasts I’ve discovered in years. The historian presents brilliantly. Clear, concise and articulate, his depth of local knowledge about 20th Century Dublin City and it’s art, culture, customs, monuments, taverns, architecture and pastimes is unsurpassed in the media landscape today. Tremendous way to pass a half hour. For students of the city, this is a must. 👍

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