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The Irish Republic's foundation is one hell of a story, complete with spying secretaries, pig thieves, politicians, poets, school teachers and the world's biggest empire. In quick, bite-sized episodes, we're going to explore the causes, characters and aftermath of the Irish War of Independence.

The History of Ireland Kevin Dolan

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    • 4.8 • 74 Ratings

The Irish Republic's foundation is one hell of a story, complete with spying secretaries, pig thieves, politicians, poets, school teachers and the world's biggest empire. In quick, bite-sized episodes, we're going to explore the causes, characters and aftermath of the Irish War of Independence.

    S1EP60 – Dev Sits Down With The Welsh Wizard

    S1EP60 – Dev Sits Down With The Welsh Wizard

    In this episode we follow Eamon De Valera as he steps into 10 Downing Street to negotiate with David Lloyd George, as the two men try to figure out what it is the other wants and how best to build on the Truce.
     
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    • 17 min
    S1 EP59 – The Truce

    S1 EP59 – The Truce

    Exactly one hundred years ago today, at 12 o'clock in the afternoon a truce between British forces and the Irish Republican Army came into effect. This truce effectively ended the Irish War of Independence, though know one knew that for sure at the time. In this episode we look at how the truce talks began and how the Irish population reacted to the prospect of a summer free of violence.
     
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    • 17 min
    S1 EP58 – The Burning of the Custom Houe

    S1 EP58 – The Burning of the Custom Houe

    In this episode we ask whether the only military operation discussed and approved by the Dail was a propaganda masterstroke or a military blunder...
     
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    • 18 min
    S1 EP57 – Ambushes, Elections & Stalemates

    S1 EP57 – Ambushes, Elections & Stalemates

    In this episode we look at everything going on in March, April and May of 1921. These last months were the bloodiest of the war and both sides were starting to struggle.
     
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    • 15 min
    S1EP56 – The Biggest Lie of the Irish Revolution Pt. 2

    S1EP56 – The Biggest Lie of the Irish Revolution Pt. 2

    In the second part of our episode on violence against women during the Irish War of Independence we look sexual violence and why it was grossly underreported during the period.
     
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    S1EP35 – The Biggest Lie of the Irish Revolution Pt. 1

    S1EP35 – The Biggest Lie of the Irish Revolution Pt. 1

    In the first of a two part episode we explore violence against women during the Irish War of Independence.
     
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

Raisley_ ,

Wonderful

Definitely do have a listen. The quick episodes are easy to digest and shed light on varying perspectives of Irish history.

tatum.smith ,

Great Podcast!!

Super informative and fascinating podcast! As an American it’s been great to learn about Ireland’s history. Highly recommend!!

R G Q ,

The best

Thanks for all you do!

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