The History Show
In Flanders Fields05/31/15
100 years ago this month, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae wrote his famous war poem In Flanders Fields. To mark this anniversary, we tell the story of In Flanders Fields, the poem that immortalised the poppy.
What did we eat in Ancient times?
Liam Downey, former director of Teagasc and an Honorary Professor of Archaeology at UCD looks back at the variety of food consumed by our ancient forebears.
Our Irish Heritage
Excerpt from ouririshheritage.com, a website which gives a voice to personal and local histories.
Irish Famine Summer School
Historian Ciaran Reilly talks about the extensive archive at Strokestown Park in Roscommon. It is one of the largest estate collections in existence with more than 50,000 documents. which gives a great insight into famine life. Caroline Callery gives...
Holidays for History Buffs
Travel writer and history graduate Eoghan Corry recommends holidays for people wirh an interest in history
Bunán Heritage Park
Ronan Kelly reports from Bunán Heritage Park near Kenmare in Kerry where history is helping them to prosper and plan for the future.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 31st May 2015
Bunán Heritage Park, Holidays for History Buffs, Songs from the Swans at Coole, Irish Famine Summer School, Our Irish Heritage, What did we eat in Ancient times?, In Flanders Fields
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 17th May 2015
The shrinking playground of Dublin; American Civil War pension files; Gillian O'Brien on her book 'Blood Runs Green'; the band Public Service Broadcasting; love letters and sexual politics.
Jennifer Redmond, lecturer in 20th Century Irish History at NUI Maynooth talks to Myles about courting habits, class, religion, emigration and prostitution.
Rachel Breslin speaks to author Maeve O'Riordan about the relationship of two young people from the landed class at the turn of the century, which was recorded through letters.
Public Service Broadcasting
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy found out more about Public Service Broadcasting, a London band that evokes the past by sampling sounds from old archive footage in their music.
Blood Runs Green
Myles is joined by Gillian O'Brien, historian and author of the new book 'Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago', about a notorious 19th century killing, and its impact on Clan na Gael and Irish nationalism in the US.
Eamon De Valera's Tailor
Bernard Lynch on his memories of his father, Joe Lynch, who was a tailor to Eamon De Valera.
American Civil War Pension Files
Orla Rapple reports on the impact of the American Civil War on Irish families, and what the war pension files tell us about the Irish-American experience in the 19th century.
The Shrinking Playground of Dublin
Katia Tikhoniouk on her research into the history of play and playgrounds in inner city Dublin.
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy speaks to historical researcher Fiona Fitzsimons about the fascinating social history to be found in records from the workhouse system. Brian Donovan and Abigail Rieley from FindMyPast.ie talk about records from Dublin...
The Burberry Trench Coat
Historian Maurice Walsh on the trench coat, developed in 1914 for World War One soldiers, which later fell into the hands of the fashion-conscious IRA.
Auctioneer Ian Whyte
Ian Whyte, of Whyte's Irish Art & Collectables Auctions joins Myles to talk about some items of historical interest that went under the hammer yesterday.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 3rd May 2015
This week on The History Show, we tell the story of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania off the Old Head of Kinsale on the seventh of May, 1915.
The Last Days of the Third Reich
Lorcan Clancy spoke to UCD historian Rober Gerwarth about life in Hitler's bunker in the final months of World War 2. Irish Times Deputy Editor, and former Berlin Correspondent Denis Staunton reflects on how the Nazis are moving from living memory to...
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