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History Ireland magazine has now been in production for over 27 years. 

The History Ireland Podcast covers a wide variety of topics, from the earliest times to the present day, in an effort to give the listener a sense of the distant past but also to offer a contemporary edge.

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History Ireland magazine has now been in production for over 27 years. 

The History Ireland Podcast covers a wide variety of topics, from the earliest times to the present day, in an effort to give the listener a sense of the distant past but also to offer a contemporary edge.

    A History of Partition from the 1920 Government of Ireland Act to Brexit

    A History of Partition from the 1920 Government of Ireland Act to Brexit

    While the constitutional outcomes of the revolutionary period have evolved over time, one has remained constant over the past century—partition. While a previous Hedge School in December 2020 examined how that came about in 1920/21, this discussion will focus on its effects over the following century, up to and including the uncertainly caused by Brexit and growing calls for a border poll on Irish unity. Tune in to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in discussion with Paul Bew, Brian Hanley, Martin Mansergh, and Margaret O’Callaghan.

     
    The Hedge School series of podcasts is produced by History Ireland and the Wordwell Group. For more information or to subscribe, visit historyireland.com

     
    This podcast is supported by the National Library of Ireland.
     
    Image: A customs post on the border, 1932.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Crossbarry, Co. Cork—the biggest engagement of the War of Independence

    Crossbarry, Co. Cork—the biggest engagement of the War of Independence

    At Crossbarry, Co. Cork, on 19 March 1921 over 100 IRA volunteers, under the command of Tom Barry, were almost surrounded by a combined force of regular British Army and Auxiliaries of at least ten times that number. What happened? What were its consequences? And what does it tell us about the conduct of the War of Independence generally? Listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham in discussion with John Borgonovo, Bill Kautt, Eve Morrison and Gerry White.

    The Hedge School series of podcasts is produced by History Ireland and the Wordwell Group. For more information or to subscribe, visit historyireland.com

    This podcast is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

    Image caption: IRA commander Tom Barry—at Crossbarry his aggressiveness was tempered by his decisiveness in responding to an unfolding situation.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Clare in the revolutionary decade

    Clare in the revolutionary decade

    Despite its apparent geographical isolation, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west and north, and the River Shannon to the south and east, County Clare has been centre stage in Irish political life, from the election of Daniel O’Connell in 1828, to the equally ground-breaking election of Eamon de Valera in 1917, and was one of the most active counties in the War of Independence. Join History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, for a discussion on the ‘revolutionary decade’, with Cécile Gordan, Tomás Mac Conmara, Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc, and Joe Power.
     
    The Hedge School series of podcasts is produced by History Ireland and the Wordwell Group. For more information or to subscribe, visit historyireland.com

     
    This Hedge School is supported by Clare County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme.

     
    Image credit: Volunteers of the Mid Clare brigade of the IRA. (Clare County Library)

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Limerick 6/7 March 1921 Curfew Murders

    Limerick 6/7 March 1921 Curfew Murders

    On the night of the 6/7 March 1921, the Mayor of Limerick, George Clancy, his predecessor, Michael O’Callaghan, and IRA Volunteer Joseph O’Donoghue, were shot dead by an Auxiliary death squad lead by Maj. George Montagu Nathan. How did these killings fit into the wider story of Limerick during the revolutionary decade? Tune in to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, in conversation with Brian Hanley, Helen Litton, John O’Callaghan and Tom Toomey.
     
    The Hedge School series of podcasts is produced by History Ireland and the Wordwell Group. For more information or to subscribe, visit historyireland.com

     
    This podcast is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.
     
    Image credit: Mayor of Limerick, George Clancy (left), and his predecessor, Michael O’Callaghan (right)—both murdered in the early hours of 7 March 1921 by an Auxiliary death squad.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages: history, culture and society

    Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages: history, culture and society

    Author Katharine Simms in conversation with Hiram Morgan (UCC)
     
    Gaelic Ulster was once a vigorous, confident society, whose members fought and feasted, sang and prayed. It maintained schools of poets, physicians, historians and lawyers, whose studies were conducted largely in their own Gaelic language, rather than in the dead Latin of medieval schools elsewhere in Europe. This monumental book explores the neglected history of Gaelic Ulster between the eleventh and early sixteenth centuries, and sheds further light on its unique society.
     

    Gaelic Ulster in the Middle Ages: history, culture and society is published by Four Courts Press, Dublin.

    • 50 min
    Katharine O’Shea centenary—what if she and Parnell never met?

    Katharine O’Shea centenary—what if she and Parnell never met?

    No other woman who never set foot on the island—with the possible exception of Queen Elizabeth I—has had a greater effect on the history of Ireland. But who was Katharine O’Shea (née Wood)? And what if she and Charles Stewart Parnell never met? Listen to History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, discuss this contrafactual with Mary Kenny, Patrick Maume, Daniel Mulhall, and Margaret O’Callaghan.
     
    This podcast is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.Image: Katharine O’Shea 

    • 1 hr 7 min

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