19 episodes

Join Lorcan Collins for a weekly podcast about Ireland's revolutionary history. Concentrating on the Easter Rising of 1916, The War of Independence 1919-21 and the Irish Civil War 1922-23. The show will also feature episodes on all aspects of revolutionary Irish history from 1798 to the Hunger Strikes of the 1980's. Revolutionary Ireland Podcast will feature guest historians and activists.

Revolutionary Ireland Lorcan Collins Revolutionary Ireland

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    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Join Lorcan Collins for a weekly podcast about Ireland's revolutionary history. Concentrating on the Easter Rising of 1916, The War of Independence 1919-21 and the Irish Civil War 1922-23. The show will also feature episodes on all aspects of revolutionary Irish history from 1798 to the Hunger Strikes of the 1980's. Revolutionary Ireland Podcast will feature guest historians and activists.

    Kilmichael Ambush

    Kilmichael Ambush

    The Ambush of Kilmichael is the subject of this podcast episode. Lorcan Collins is joined by Joe Connell. Music at the end by Pol MacAdaim.

    • 56 min
    Bloody Sunday 1920

    Bloody Sunday 1920

    Join Lorcan Collins for a discussion on the events of Bloody Sunday the 21 of November 1920 when Michael Collins and the IRA killed 15 British spies, agents and informers. In retaliation British forces charged in Croke Park football stadium and killed 14 civilians. Later that day the British tortured and murdered Dick McKee and Peadar Clancy and Conor Clune in Dublin Castle. The events of this incredible day are examined and explained in a concise fashion.

    • 52 min
    Terence MacSwiney

    Terence MacSwiney

    Join Lorcan Collins as he examines the hunger strike of Terence MacSwiney who died in Brixton Prison, London, after a 74 day protest on the 25th October 1920. MacSwiney was the Sinn Féin Mayor of Cork City and the Commandant of the Cork IRA Number One Brigade when he was arrested by the British Army in Cork City Hall. This podcast also examines the cases of Mick Fitzgerald and Joseph Murphy who also died  on Hunger Strike in Cork Jail in October 1920.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The O'Rahilly

    The O'Rahilly

    Join Lorcan Collins for an episode on the life of Michael Joseph O'Rahilly, known as The O'Rahilly who was killed leading a charge against a British machine gun on Moore Street in Dublin during teh Easter Rising of 1916 in Ireland. The O'Rahilly was the Director of Arms for the Irish Volunteers and drove around Ireland cancelling the 1916 Rising only to join in when he discovered it was going ahead. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Black and Tans

    The Black and Tans

    Join Lorcan Collins as he traces the history of the infamous Black and Tans and their reign of terror during the fight for Irish Freedom in 1920/21. Topics include the Sack of Balbriggan, Bloody Sunday and Clonmult. 

    • 55 min
    Tommy Guns of the IRA

    Tommy Guns of the IRA

    Join Lorcan Collins as he recounts the story of how the IRA purchased the first Thompson Sub Machine guns in America and how that iconic weapon was intertwined with the fight for Irish freedom. 

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

headedformontauk ,

A wonderful listen

Amazing podcast! Cheers from a Yank, can’t wait for the next episode

mtodd717 ,

Amazing Podcast

This podcast is fantastic. I was so hooked that I had to listen to all 6 episodes in 2 days. Can’t wait for the new episodes!!!

BryanFoxNJ ,

5 stars!

Went on the 1916 walking tour in Dublin with Lorcan. Needless to say, I was excited to hear about his podcast. Does a great job informing and entertaining. Hopefully, Lorcan brings the podcast through modern times, can’t wait!

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