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The Irish History Show is presented and produced by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney. In each episode, the presenters will look at different aspects of Irish history with expert guests from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

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The Irish History Show is presented and produced by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney. In each episode, the presenters will look at different aspects of Irish history with expert guests from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

    71 The British Empire, the Middle East and Ireland

    71 The British Empire, the Middle East and Ireland

    On this episode of the Irish History Show, we looked at the Middle East and the Brtish Empire in the period after the First World War.  We discussed how the British Empire dealt with their new mandates in the region and how their dealings with these countries compared and contrasted with their treatment of Ireland […]

    • 51 min
    70 1917 East Clare By – Election

    70 1917 East Clare By – Election

    On this episode of the show we were joined by Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc to discuss the historic East Clare by – election of 1917. The by – election was held on the 10th of July 1917 following the death of the incumbent MP, Willie Redmond, of the Irish Parliamentary Party. The by – […]

    • 37 min
    69 Croke Park and Bloody Sunday

    69 Croke Park and Bloody Sunday

    On this episode of the show we were joined by Michael Foley to discuss his book, The Bloodied Field, about the events in Croke Park on the 21st of November 1920. That day would become known as Bloody Sunday. On that morning, the IRA killed or mortally wounded 16 people in a co – ordinated […]

    • 53 min
    68 Mick O’Reilly

    68 Mick O’Reilly

    On this episode of the show we were joined by Mick O’Reilly. Mick’s recently published autobiography ‘From Lucifer to Lazarus – A life on the left,’ is now available. Mick talked about his lifetime of activism as a socialist and trade union official. Intro / Outro music “Sliabh” from Aislinn. Licensed under creative commons from […]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    67 Irish republicanism, anti-Semitism and the post-war world

    67 Irish republicanism, anti-Semitism and the post-war world

    On this episode of the show we were joined by Dr. Brian Hanley to discuss his recent article for Irish Historical Studies entitled ‘The Irish and the Jews have a good deal in common’: Irish republicanism, anti-Semitism and the post-war world. In the episode we discuss the Irish Jewish Community, casual anti – Semitism in […]

    • 1 hr 3 min
    66 The Disappeared of the Irish Revolution

    66 The Disappeared of the Irish Revolution

    On this episode of the show Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc talks about ‘The Disappeared’ who were killed and secretly buried during the Irish Revolutionary Period. This is the fruit of a research project carried out by Pádraig himself and Andy Bielenberg of University College Cork into forcible disappearances during the Irish revolution. Pádraig has previously […]

    • 50 min

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