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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
    • 4.9 • 477 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.

    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
    31 August 1913

    31 August 1913

    When standing in front of Clery's today, and beside the Larkin statue, it is difficult to imagine this was once the site of a brutal police riot in 1913. Just what happened on the first Bloody Sunday in twentieth century Irish history? This is the story of Larkin, the ITGWU and a city of tension.

    • 43 min
    The Crumlin Kremlin

    The Crumlin Kremlin

    In recent weeks, a headstone was unveiled in Deansgrange Cemetery honouring Kathleen and Stephen Behan. The parents at 70 Kildare Road in Crumlin, their children would produce an astonishing array of songs and plays capturing the Irish experience. This podcast includes voices from the day, as well as rich archive.
    Support TCB: www.patreon.com/threecastlesburning

    • 31 min
    South William Street

    South William Street

    From The Rag Trade to The Castle Lounge, South William Street has come on a great journey. Now, the street is set for significant change. This journey brings us through the changing fortunes of a city, and while the Georgian buildings may speak loudest on the street, there is much more to South William Street.

    • 32 min
    Refugees Welcome?

    Refugees Welcome?

    This episode of the podcast is dedicated to the memory of Mícheál Ó Doibhilín.
     

    In 1922, thousands of people from Belfast and other northern cities were arriving into Dublin and other places in the new Free State. Where would these people be housed, and what kind of life could they expect? There was surprising opposition to what the press termed the 'Belfast Pogrom refugees'.

    • 30 min
    Sites of Memory: Gay Dublin

    Sites of Memory: Gay Dublin

     In Temple Bar, a plaque honours the Hirschfeld Centre. At Bow Lane East, an aging sign is all that remains of Incognito, a gay sauna that made it to the front of the international press in the early 1990s for all of the wrong reasons. Then there's Dublin Castle, a site of joy and scandal. These are just some of the many sites of memory that help us tell the story of Gay Dublin.
    *This episode contains some explicit language.*
    Support TCB: www.patreon.com/threecastlesburning

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
477 Ratings

477 Ratings

Ceirin83 ,

Housing

That was an excellent interview. Well done

robgcla ,

Brilliant podcast

Where have you been all my life?! Superb podcast on all manner of Dublin history. You won’t regret listening to this diverse collection.

Nearys Boy ,

Brilliant

Great walk through Dublin histery

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