The History Show
Timothy O'Neill Lane03/01/15
Tadhg Mulcahy talks about Timothy O'Neill Lane, the author of "Lane's English-Irish Dictionary", purported to be the first ever English-Irish dictionary published.
King Leopold's Ghost
Our February book club choice is discussed by Carol Hunt, Melanie Verwoerd and Richard Downes
Bill Nelson talks about Lucien Bersot, executed 100 years ago this month for refusing to wear the blood stained trousers taken off an enemy corpse
Budget Cuts and the National Library in 1915
Conor Mulvagh and Katherine McSharry on how the NLI and Irish students were threatened in a time of wartime austerity.
James Rowan O’Beirne
Orla Rapple reports on a Roscommon man's role in the hunt for Abraham Lincoln's killer. Archaeologist Damian Shiels on the Irish who fought in the American Civil War, and Irish Veterans - a new organization to remember the Irish who died while...
An extract from a World War One letter by Lt. Col. Dick Hely-Hutchinson, from an exhibition at Fingal Local Studies & Archives in Swords. His letters were sent from the Front to his family in Ireland.
Postcards in Edwardian Ireland
Eavesdropping on the past, through the postcard collection of a Dublin woman. Myles spoke to Ann Wilson, lecturer in visual culture at Cork Institute of Technology.
The Bombing of Dresden
Jonathan Creasy reports on the Allied Bombing Raid launched on the German city of Dresden on the 13th of February 1945, a tragedy that still resonates to this day.
Birth of a Nation
Steven Benedict on the silent film epic, 100 years to the day after it premiered in Los Angeles.
Contraception in Ireland
To mark 30 years since the Health Act that liberalised the law on contraception, Diarmaid Ferriter and Ciara Meehan joined Myles to discuss the social history of contraception in Ireland.
Anu artisitic director, Louise Lowe together with actress Una Kavanagh and Catriona Crowe of the National Archives talk about reseraching and bringing to life various periods of Irish history.
The History Show - Full Programme
The challenages of bringing hsitory to life explored and the importance of giving voice to indiviudla stoories that never made the history books.
BERLIN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
Jonathan Creasy reports from the Memorial to teh Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.
CENTENARY OF FIRST ZEPPELIN RAID
RAI historian, Michael Kennedy and UCD historian, Conor Mulvagh on the first Zeppelin raid 100 years ago this week.
Frank Hopkins on a case of man knocked down by a sleigh in January 1881
Bi-Centenary of the birth of George Boole, leading mathematician and father of the information age
BODY SNATCHING IN 19TH CENTURY
TCD Medical historian, Joe Harbison on the practice of stealing dead bodies from their graves in 19th century Dublin.
Arthur Edward Guinness Centenary
Historian Donal Fallon on the centenary of the death of Lord Ardilaun, he man best remembered for donating St. Stephen's Green to the public.
Christmas Truce Follow Up
Letters published in Waterford News 100 years ago this month.
Return of the Brute by Liam O'Flaherty
Consultant psychiatrist, Brendan Kelly; history teacher, Noel Wade and historian Heather Jones discuss this month's book club choice first published in 1929.
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