38 min

Cup Runneth Stuff The British Stole

    • History

In County Cork, Ireland, there's a tree that locals call the Chalice Tree. Local lore says it's where British Redcoats disrupted a secret Catholic mass, killed two priests and took a sacred chalice.

Now that chalice sits in London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

But what happened in the intervening 200 years is now being pieced together by two Irish families: the O'Keeffes and the McAulliffe's.

Season Two is co-produced with CBC Podcasts.

In County Cork, Ireland, there's a tree that locals call the Chalice Tree. Local lore says it's where British Redcoats disrupted a secret Catholic mass, killed two priests and took a sacred chalice.

Now that chalice sits in London's Victoria & Albert Museum.

But what happened in the intervening 200 years is now being pieced together by two Irish families: the O'Keeffes and the McAulliffe's.

Season Two is co-produced with CBC Podcasts.

38 min

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