6 episodes

Ireland’s rich and turbulent history is explored in a series written by the late Dr Jonathan Bardon.

A Short History of Ireland BBC Radio Ulster

    • History
    • 3.9 • 24 Ratings

Ireland’s rich and turbulent history is explored in a series written by the late Dr Jonathan Bardon.

    Series 1: Omnibus 4

    Series 1: Omnibus 4

    Omnibus #4 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

    ● Living off the Land
    ● Saints and Scholars
    ● Not the Work of Men, But Angels
    ● St Columba, St Columbanus and the Wandering Irish
    ● The Vikings Are Coming

    Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

    • 26 min
    Series 1: Omnibus 43

    Series 1: Omnibus 43

    Omnibus #43 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

    • The Covenant
    • The great Dublin lock-out
    • The Curragh ‘mutiny’
    • To the brink of civil war
    • Faithful to Erin, we answer her call

    Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

    • 29 min
    Series 1: Omnibus 45

    Series 1: Omnibus 45

    Omnibus #45 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

    • The rise of Sinn Féin
    • The first Dáil
    • Return to violence
    • Terror and reprisal
    • The dreary steeples

    Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

    • 29 min
    Series 1: Omnibus 46

    Series 1: Omnibus 46

    Omnibus #46 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

    • Partition
    • Stretch out the hand of forbearance
    • The Treaty
    • The split
    • Troubles north and south

    Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

    • 28 min
    Series 2: Omnibus 3

    Series 2: Omnibus 3

    Omnibus #3 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

    • The appalling influx from the slums
    • The Blitz, May 1941
    • The Catholics and Protestants are going up there mixed
    • German bombs on Éire
    • The spy who failed

    Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Cherrie McIlwaine, Patrick FitzSymons and Sean Crummey.

    • 28 min
    Series 2: Omnibus 5

    Series 2: Omnibus 5

    Omnibus #5 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

    • Internees, deserters and volunteers
    • Keeping Éire lean
    • An arsenal of victory
    • Dealing with the IRA in Northern Ireland
    • Wartime smuggling

    Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Cherrie McIlwaine, Patrick FitzSymons and Sean Crummey.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

@jay_lass ,

Boring and biased

Superb audio quality and absolutely horrible writing.

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