100 episodes

Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

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    • History
    • 4.6 • 50 Ratings

Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

    Full Show Podcast - 26th May 2024

    Full Show Podcast - 26th May 2024

    The Tailteann Games; The Quest for the Irish Celt; The Avignon Papacy; and Ronan Kelly’s essay ‘Two Wives’

    • 49 min
    The Avignon Papacy

    The Avignon Papacy

    Colm Flynn reports on the period in the 14th century when the papacy was based in Avignon in modern France.

    • 10 min
    The Quest for the Irish Celt

    The Quest for the Irish Celt

    Mairéad Carew joins Myles to talk about Harvard's investigation in the 1930s, which sought to determine the racial and cultural heritage of the Irish people.

    • 18 min
    The Tailteann Games

    The Tailteann Games

    Ian Kenneally reports, he talks to Dr Siobhán Doyle about this immense sporting and cultural event in the 1920s and 1930s.

    • 11 min
    Two Wives

    Two Wives

    Ronan Kelly with twin stories that demonstrate the invaluable role of a good partner, in trying times.

    • 8 min
    Full Show Podcast - 5th May 2024

    Full Show Podcast - 5th May 2024

    How the Marino community transformed Dublin housing a century ago; and the Irish Civil War Fatalities Project which investigates the death toll of the conflict.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

Winston Mandolin ,

Fascinating History Podcast

I’ve been listening to this gem of a show for years. The show focuses on Irish history and the stories of Irish people both at home and abroad, but does a wonderful job showing the connections to European, American, and world history. As an American, I was surprised by how interesting and relevant these stories are to me. Myles and team always bring fascinating stories to the table, covering both large historical events but also personal, local, and little known stories. Always intriguing and high quality.

Always an accountant ,

Excellent quality

I just love this podcast. Stories are detailed. Information is fresh. As an American the stories I hear a different history than I have been used to learning. Myles is a great host. He is always engaging

Mallarie121 ,

Best radio show in the English speaking world

There are only so many stories about the war of independence and the civil war that continue to be interesting. This show was my gi- to show for ages and now it’s become samey and even ho-hum. Let’s move swiftly along. I do like Myles but time to update and upgrade the content please.

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