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From the Norman Invasion to the War of Independence, the Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through the most fascinating stories in Ireland's past. Whether it’s the siege of Dublin in 1171 or gun battles in the 1920s, the podcast vividly recreates a sense of time and place. Each episode is meticulously researched creating character driven narratives that are engaging and accessible for all.
Since the first episode was released back in 2010, the podcast has covered scores of fascinating stories. Major multipart series have covered the Great Hunger, the Norman Invasion and Irish involvement in the Spanish Civil War. If you are looking for stand alone shows there are also hundreds of podcasts covering topics from medieval sex magic to Irish connections in the Jack the Ripper murders!
Why not start with 'A Very Irish Murder in Cincinnati' an episode from February 2019. Its an enthralling story - you wont be disappointed!

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Irish History Podcast Fin Dwyer

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    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings

From the Norman Invasion to the War of Independence, the Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through the most fascinating stories in Ireland's past. Whether it’s the siege of Dublin in 1171 or gun battles in the 1920s, the podcast vividly recreates a sense of time and place. Each episode is meticulously researched creating character driven narratives that are engaging and accessible for all.
Since the first episode was released back in 2010, the podcast has covered scores of fascinating stories. Major multipart series have covered the Great Hunger, the Norman Invasion and Irish involvement in the Spanish Civil War. If you are looking for stand alone shows there are also hundreds of podcasts covering topics from medieval sex magic to Irish connections in the Jack the Ripper murders!
Why not start with 'A Very Irish Murder in Cincinnati' an episode from February 2019. Its an enthralling story - you wont be disappointed!

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    Murder at Mother Mountain 3 - A Victiorian Murder Trial

    Murder at Mother Mountain 3 - A Victiorian Murder Trial

    The trial begins in Nenagh Courthouse in August 1846. What lies ahead for the accused is more uncertain than ever - murder in 19th century Ireland carries the death sentence.
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    B Flaherty
    E Fogarty
    H Lewis
    C Rowland
    D Browne
    P Foran
    P Hurley
    C Wright 
    P Meagher
    M McLoughlin
    A Dunne
    A Philbrick
    K Finn 
    M Gray
    J Nixon
    K O'Connor

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    • 30 min
    Murder at Mother Mountain Part 2 - The Crime

    Murder at Mother Mountain Part 2 - The Crime

    In part 2 of Murder at Mother Mountain Ellen’s life changes forever on March 10th 1846 when the violence that overshadowed her life finally comes to her door...
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    D Mosier 
    A Dacy
    A O'Brien 
    M Kelly
    J A C McGowan
    K L. Daly 
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    B Walsh
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    M Lynch
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    • 35 min
    Murder at Mother Mountain Deep Dive - Sex & Relationships in C19th Ireland

    Murder at Mother Mountain Deep Dive - Sex & Relationships in C19th Ireland

    Warning: this episode contains spoilers for Part 1 & 2 of Murder at Mother Mountain
    Sex, Love & Marriage have been central to the story so far. In the second deep dive interview I chat with Dr Sarah Anne Buckley and we explore how attitudes to these topics differed in the 19th century. 
    Sarah Anne explained what an arranged marriage was and if people loved each other when they didn't chose their own partners? We also discussed sex in the 19th century and I discovered that the stereotype of 19th century prudishness is far off the mark!
    Towards the end of the interview we also discussed pregnancy and how it was an extremely dangerous time for women.
    Dr Sarah Anne Buckley is an internationally renowned social historian at National University of Ireland, Galway
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    • 21 min
    Murder at Mother Mountain Deep Dive - Religion in Ireland before the Famine

    Murder at Mother Mountain Deep Dive - Religion in Ireland before the Famine

    To accompany Murder at Murder Mountain, I am releasing five deep dive episodes which delve into the history of the early 19th century Ireland in greater detail. These will be released between the main episodes. 
    This is deep dive looks at the pre-Famine catholic church. While religion was very important during Ellen Kennedy's childhood, the catholic church emerging from centuries of repression was a very different organsation than it is today. In this podcast Salvador Ryan, professor of Ecclesiastical History in Maynooth, discusses religion and wider spiritual beliefs in the decades before the famine. 
    He also explains why rituals surrounding pattern days and ancient holy wells (also mentioned in episode one) were frowned on by the church hierarchy.

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    • 45 min
    Murder at Mother Mountain 1 - Nurtured by Violence

    Murder at Mother Mountain 1 - Nurtured by Violence

    Ellen Kennedy was born into in Western Tipperary in 1803. Her youth was one nurtured by violence. Hunger and food shortages were common. The stark inequalities lead to frequent outbreaks of violence. In this deeply unequal society young women like Ellen faced the threat of abduction and forced marriage.
    Ellen however was far from average...
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    Additional Research - Liam Costello
    Additional narrations - Aidan Crowe and Therese Murray
    Theme tune - The Banks of Sullane
    Performed by Nell Ní Chróinín
    Uilleann Pipes Pipes - Liam Costello
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    • 40 min
    New Series - Murder at Mother Mountain Coming June 20th

    New Series - Murder at Mother Mountain Coming June 20th

    Ellen Kennedy was born into in Western Tipperary in 1803. Her youth was one nurtured by violence…
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