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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.
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The History of Ireland Kevin Dolan

    • History
    • 4.8 • 128 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.
Support the show through Patreon for bonus content and ad free listening!
www.patreon.com/thehistoryofireland

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    S2 EP29 – How The Free State Failed Women

    S2 EP29 – How The Free State Failed Women

    In this episode, we look at how Maggie Doherty and the McCarthy sisters were totally and utterly failed by the Free State and how their stories highlight how women suffered due to the conflict.
    Content Warning: This episode does discuss sexual assault.

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    • 13 min
    S2 EP28 – The End of the Irish Civil War

    S2 EP28 – The End of the Irish Civil War

    In this episode we look at the last dying gasps of the Irish Civil War and dive into the psychological genius of De Valera's order to dump arms.
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    • 13 min
    S2 EP27 – The Death of Liam Lynch

    S2 EP27 – The Death of Liam Lynch

    "I'm glad one of the old crowd got me" is what Liam Lynch said after he was shot in the Knockmealdown Mountains and in this episode we look at the dying breaths of both the anti-Treaty IRA and it's iron willed leader Liam Lynch.
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    • 17 min
    S2 EP26 – Kerry's Month of Terror

    S2 EP26 – Kerry's Month of Terror

    Irish men blowing each other to smithereens – there's a reason March 1923 is often referred to as the month of terror. In this episode we explore the Ballyseedy Massacre and the other similarly gruesome events that occurred in Kerry towards the end of the Irish Civil War.
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    • 15 min
    S2 EP25 – A Guerrilla Winter

    S2 EP25 – A Guerrilla Winter

    In this episode we look at the winter of 1922 into 1923 – time when the Civil War became increasingly bitter and the anti-Treaty side became more and more desperate.
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    • 13 min
    S2 EP24 – The Life & Times of Harry Boland with Shite Talk History

    S2 EP24 – The Life & Times of Harry Boland with Shite Talk History

    In this episode we join forces with Shite Talk History to tell the story of the amazing Harry Boland.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Irish gal 333 ,

Fantastic Irish history podcast

One of my favorite Irish history podcast Kevins research and well told history of Ireland fantastic and entertaining.keep up the great work Kevin.
Sean Yonkers New York

Gobks ,

Well Done

There are a lot of garbage podcasts out there, this one is, so far, excellent. They are well researched, the host is both knowledgeable and insightful.

I wish the episodes were longer, 45 minutes is a better length for me, especially when driving.

Derlemke ,

Great Podcast

Happy to have another Irish History Podcast in the world. The host is does a great job. Cheers from Asheville NC.

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