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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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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.

    Quiet Over Here

    Quiet Over Here

    Totally non-history related content, but it's for a good cause! My other project, the band Four in the Morning is releasing a Christmas single to raise money for the St Vincent De Paul. It's a very 2020 song about being stuck in Melbourne and not getting home for Christmas. Have a listen and if you'd like to donate please purchase the track at: https://fourinthemorning.bandcamp.com/track/quiet-over-here


    And we'll get back to the history soon! Would also love to hear what you think about these sneaky bonus episodes.
     
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    • 6 min
    S1 EP48 – Pt 3. The Evening of Bloody Sunday

    S1 EP48 – Pt 3. The Evening of Bloody Sunday

    In this the last of our series on Bloody Sunday 1920 we look at what happened in Dublin Castle on the evening of the 21st, try and uncover who of the IRA's targets were actually guilty and examine the wider effects of Bloody Sunday on The Irish War of Independence.
     
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    • 17 min
    S1 EP47 – Pt 2: The Eveningof Bloody Sunday

    S1 EP47 – Pt 2: The Eveningof Bloody Sunday

    Today we look at one of the most brutal reprisals carried out by the British so far in the War of Independence. One that left a distinct mark on the GAA and shook Dublin to its very core.
     
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    • 13 min
    S1 EP46 – Pt 1: The Morning of Bloody Sunday

    S1 EP46 – Pt 1: The Morning of Bloody Sunday

    In this the first of a three parts, we look at how Ormond Winter took the intelligence fight to the IRA and how in retaliation they carried out the biggest single attack Dublin saw throughout the war.
     
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    • 17 min
    S1 EP45 – The Ballad of Kevin Barry

    S1 EP45 – The Ballad of Kevin Barry

    In the last episode we look at the Irish approach to the war in quite broad strokes. Today we dive into the specifics, detailing a raid on a group of RIC men guarding a bread lorry and then looking at the propaganda battle that followed. A propaganda battle focused on one 18 year old medical student — Kevin Barry.


    If you're interested in the version of the Ballad of Kevin Barry that was performed at the end of the episode you can check out more of Ciaran Boyle's music here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/49k7nWdOivgaMRjygriPZ8?si=rsNb9fI4Qdihh6c5sSxP4g or follow him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ciaranboylemuso
     
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    • 24 min
    S1 EP44 – The Men & Women of the Revolution

    S1 EP44 – The Men & Women of the Revolution

    In this episode we look at the structure of the IRA and Cumann na mBan, and how they worked against the British in the later half of 1920.
     
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Brodie_Baker ,

Awesome podcast

This podcast is amazing and I am using it to learn about the country I am going to vacation to.

Wilf Boggins ,

Funny

Comical how biased this show is. Definitely not history

Mr Omni ,

Great podcast

It’s a History of the formation of modern Ireland and its great. It’s in short digestible episodes. Oddly enough, I’ve since come to learn that de Valera met my forbears in his trip to the US and that his visit was viewed as a strange novelty event.

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