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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

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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.

    A Day of Violence: 21 November 1920

    A Day of Violence: 21 November 1920

    On 21 November 1920, more than 30 people were killed or fatally wounded on the streets of Dublin. That is just about all there is total agreement on, even at the remove of a century. In the morning, more than fifteen men were shot dead or fatally wounded, while 14 civilians would die at Croke Park in later violence, and 3 prisoners in Dublin Castle would be dead by the end of the day. This is the story of a day of real violence in the Irish capital, exploring how it happened and how it has been remembered.

    • 38 min
    Broken Promises and Broken Windows: The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Dublin

    Broken Promises and Broken Windows: The Campaign for Women's Suffrage in Dublin

    This is the story of the Irish Women's Franchise League, and an exploration of the similiarities - and differences - between the suffrage movement here and that on the neighbouring island. This podcast is dedicated to the memory of Margaret MacCurtain.

    • 37 min
    1977: When Punk Came To Dublin

    1977: When Punk Came To Dublin

    In the eyes of the media, punk rock was born in 1977. It wasn't, but the foundation story is part of the tale. In Dublin, 1977 witnessed punk rock in the pop charts,  The Clash in Trinity College and more besides.

    • 28 min
    The Rise, Demise and Rebirth of Henrietta Street

    The Rise, Demise and Rebirth of Henrietta Street

    Few streets in Dublin have gone on a journey like Henrietta Street. From Georgian grandeur to tenement decline, this story touches on names as diverse as Luke Gardiner,Mary Wollstonecraft, Uinseann MacEoin and Herbert Simms.


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    • 31 min
    Special Centenary Edition: The Burning of Balbriggan

    Special Centenary Edition: The Burning of Balbriggan

    On 20 September 1920, the town of Balbriggan was besieged by Black and Tans. Their misfortune was to be the proximity of the town to Dublin city, and the atrocity would make its way to the House of Commons and the New York Times. This special edition of the podcast - produced quickly to mark the event - explores that day.

    • 27 min
    40 Herbert Park: A Contested Ballsbridge House

    40 Herbert Park: A Contested Ballsbridge House

    What will happen to the home of The O'Rahilly? The beautiful Edwardian Ballsbridge house, built at the time of the massive World Fair in Hebert Park, is currently causing great debate. Donal Fallon explores The O'Rahilly and his home.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
289 Ratings

289 Ratings

A.P.Harte ,

The heart of the rowl

Clear and well researched, each podcast focuses on a Dublin location, event or personality, uncovering colourful stories that even many natives won’t know. Presenter Donal Fallon is an authoritative guide, with a gift for connecting Dublin's past and present.

Rustypbc ,

I’m hooked

Listened to 3 podcasts now from him and I’m hooked. Such great information about a city I’ve lived in for 30 years but just now learning about. Thanks!

Bródy ,

Gently does it!

Always so interesting and refreshing. Please please slow down delivery. So much fascinating information which is so difficult to absorb when delivered so rapidly!

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