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Historical Belfast is Belfast's only history podcast on the airwaves. Hosted by historian Jason Burke, it provides an accessible and entertaining insight into the 'Old Smoke' and its fascinating past. For more Historical Belfast content, including walking tours and a blog, visit: www.historicalbelfast.com

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Historical Belfast is Belfast's only history podcast on the airwaves. Hosted by historian Jason Burke, it provides an accessible and entertaining insight into the 'Old Smoke' and its fascinating past. For more Historical Belfast content, including walking tours and a blog, visit: www.historicalbelfast.com

    Joseph Campbell: Forgotten Poet and Irish Rebel

    Joseph Campbell: Forgotten Poet and Irish Rebel

    Episode 4 is on the forgotten poet and Irish rebel Joseph Campbell who penned the words to the traditional airs My Lagan Love and The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby. Not only that, Campbell was a founding member of the Ulster Literary Theatre (c.1904) and the...

    • 24 min
    Ghosts of the Somme

    Ghosts of the Somme

    In Episode 3 of the Historical Belfast Podcast, going out on 1st July, Jason Burke talks to Dr Jonathan Evershed who has spent several years researching how the Battle of the Somme is commemorated in Northern Ireland. Use discount code '14SUM20' for 40%...

    • 50 min
    The Belfast Engineering Strike 1919

    The Belfast Engineering Strike 1919

    In Episode 2 of the Historical Belfast Podcast, Jason Burke takes a look back at the lesser-known engineering strike of 1919 which brought the city to a standstill for a period of four weeks in an attempt to secure a shorter working week.Podcast theme...

    • 18 min
    VE Day in Belfast 1945

    VE Day in Belfast 1945

    In Episode 1 of the Historical Belfast Podcast, Jason Burke takes a closer look at how VE Day was celebrated in Belfast in 1945. From burning effigies of Adolf Hitler, to all-night parties on the Shankill Road, the people of Belfast marked the occasion...

    • 13 min

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