81 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 99 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.
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    S2 EP02 – Sister Against Sister

    S2 EP02 – Sister Against Sister

    In this episode we look at how the Treaty split Cumann na mBan and the implications this had for Irish women's movement in the new Irish Free State.
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    • 13 min
    S2 EP01 – How To Start A Country

    S2 EP01 – How To Start A Country

    The start of a new season! We continue our story and see how we moved slowly from the end of The War of Independence into the Irish Civil War.
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    • 19 min
    S1 EP76 – The Treaty Debates: Part 3

    S1 EP76 – The Treaty Debates: Part 3

    In this episode the Dail finally takes a vote on the Treaty. We look at the speeches that came before and after the vote, and how they set the scene for a nationwide split.
    Keen eared listeners may hear some discrepancies in audio, please bear with me as I set up my new studio!

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    • 25 min
    S1 EP75 – The Treaty Debates: Part 2

    S1 EP75 – The Treaty Debates: Part 2

    In this episode we look at the Romantic Moralists versus the National Pragmatists and explore the reason why those against the treaty, were so very against it.
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    • 15 min
    S1 EP74 – The Treaty Debates: Part 1

    S1 EP74 – The Treaty Debates: Part 1

    In this episode we see how the Second Dail reacted to the Anglo-Irish Debates, covering the first half of the Treaty Debates.
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    • 20 min
    S1 EP73 – Dev's Inferno

    S1 EP73 – Dev's Inferno

    In this episode we look at the immediate aftermath of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, specifically looking at how Eamon De Valera responded to what he saw as a monumental betrayal.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

Manatee11 ,

Wonderful

I love this podcast! So much great history told in a way that really bring the people to life. I am so glad I found this podcast! Keep up the great work!!!!

TCB1958 ,

Fantastic

I am a history lover, and this is hands down the best history podcast I’ve listened, Irish of otherwise, and I’ve listened to many. I couldn’t recommend it more highly.

ashesss22 ,

beyond helpful

as an american who is moving to Ireland, this podcast has been very helpful for me learning the history of my future home

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