The History Show
World War One Road Show
Katherine McSharry of the National LIbrary gives details of the World War One Road Show and memorabilia digitising day at Trinity College on 12 July.
Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Outbreak of World War One
Martina Relihan traces the story. Lorcan Clancy reports. Former MEP, Mary Banotti talks about the little boy who walked behind Archduke Franz Ferdinand's coffin - Otto von Hapsburg who later became an MEP. Mary and UCD historian, Conor Mulvagh also...
Sinking of the RMS Tayleur
The wrecking of RMS Tayleur made headlines around the world almost 60 years before the Titanic. Both were run by the White Star Line, both were heralded as the most splendid ships of their time and both sank in tragic circumstances on their maiden...
The Cruelty Man
The cruelty man was the name given to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children inspectors. They were so named for their visits to poor and working-class homes and also their role in the removal of children from the home....
Last week, we were talking about the destruction of Nelson’s Pillar in 1966. A little known fact is that there was also a Nelson’s Arch in Castletownshend, Co, Cork. Robert Salter Townshend talked about its rise and demise
Mother & Baby Homes
The origins of mother and baby homes was discussed by historian, Ann Matthews, who has researched this area and UCD's Diarmaid Ferriter who is an expert on 20th century social history in Ireland.
1914: the Road to War
World War I has been dubbed “the most significant event in modern Irish history”. On 14 June, a conference will reflect on a decade of war and revolution here. as well as the road to World War One. UCD historian, Conor Mulvagh joined Myles to talk...
Edward Wellington Boate
Waterford man, Edward Wellington Boate’s incarceration at the notorious Andersonville Camp during the American Civil War
Enemy Alien Oldcastle Camp
Steven Jenkinson on his German great-grandfather, Heinrich Joebges’ incarceration at Oldcastle Camp in Meath during World War One.
History Festival 2014 at Huntington Castle
This year’s festival will include fifty leading historians and thinkers from Ireland and the UK who will contribute to over 40 discussions, readings, debates, interviews and performances. Curator, Angus Mitchell on some more unusual aspects of the...
70th Anniversary of D-Day
92 year old Brian Stewart is one of a dwindling band of Normandy survivors who can still describe this complex and bloody campaign. The Black Watch Captain talked to Liam Geraghty about his experience of World War II
Donal Fallon, author of the new book "The Pillar: The Life and Afterlife of Nelson's Pillar" and Pol O' Duibhir, whose photographs of the bombing's aftermath appear in the book talk about the rise and fall of the pillar.
The History Show - 1914 (full programme podcast)
Nelson's Pillar, 70th Anniversary of D-Day, History Festival 2014 at Huntington Castle, Enemy Alien Oldcastle Camp, American Civil War Waterford man, Edward Wellington Boate, 1914: the Road to War conference.
Political Imprisonment and the "German Plot" 1918
Dr. Will Murphy of the Mater Dei Institute of Education puts Aloys Fleischmann's internment into context and discusses political imprisonment and the so called German Plot.
Aloys Fleischmann - "Enemy Alien" 1916
Ruth Fleischmann told Lorcan Clancy about her German grandfather, Aloys Fleischmann senior (1880-1964) who was interned in Oldcastle Camp from January 4 1916 as an enemy alien, as a civilian prisoner of war.
Vintage Cinema Poster Auction
Ian Whyte of Whyte's Auction Rooms on the forthcoming vintage cinema poster auction
Discovering Private Thomas Lawless
Blaithin de Burca told the fascinating story of Thomas Lawless and the team who were involved in identifying him 94 years after his death - among them, forensic artist and sculptor, Christian Corbet who constructed a sculpture of Lawless's head.
Jammet's and Dublin's Haute Cuisine Restaurants
The Golden Age of haute cuisine with Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, lecturer in Culinary Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology and Elaine McMahon, who is an expert in Irish diplomatic dining.
Election literature from bygone decades
James Keating report
The legacy of 1916 leader James Connolly
Lorcan Collins & Padraig Yeates discuss
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