Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
The Drowned Village
Myles Dungan looks at the story of Capel Celyn in Wales, and why it was submerged in water in the 1960s, displacing the small Welsh-speaking community who lived there.
Full Show Podcast - 17th September 2023
Chronicling the history of 32 counties in the History and Society series; and the Irish silver miners who fought for better pay and conditions in 19th century Colorado.
The County History and Society Series
William Nolan and Arlene Crampsie join Myles to discuss the series from Geography Publications, chronicling the history of all 32 counties.
The Lost Irish Miners of Leadville
James Walsh on the story of Irish silver miners in 19th century America, their fight for a fair wage, and why it’s important to remember this chapter of Irish-American labour history.
Athlone's Nuclear Bunker
Ian Kenneally reports on how the Irish government planned to respond to a nuclear war in the 1950s and 60s.
From Rake to Radical: An Irish Abolitionist
Anne Chambers talks to Myles about Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo, and his reforming Governorship of Jamaica.
Entertaining and well worth a listen.
Great variety of topics, always learn some fascinating new facts!