The History Show
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Alan Titley talks about the last woman to be hanged as a witch in Boston. An Irish woman who spoke only Irish at her trial.
Historian, Jeff Kildea talks about his research to name the Irish who fought with the Australian Imperial Forces during WW1
The rise of Indian restaurants in Dublin. Guests: Historian, Michael Kennedy and David Butt son of Mike, who established the Golden Orient Indian Restaurant in 1956.
Military Service Pensions Collection
Lorcan Clancy reports on a new release of files from the Military Service Penions Collection. Fiona Fitzsimons, genealogist and research director with Eneclann and UCD historian, Diarmaid Ferriter talk about this treasure trove of first hand accounts...
Louise Denvir reports from a ceremony in Richmond Barracks in Inchicore, Dublin, to mark its upcoming restoration.
16 Dead Men
Eoin Sweeney takes to the streets to see how many people can identify the 16 men who were executed after the 1916 Rising. Anne-Marie Ryan who has profiled the executed volunteers for her book 16 Dead Men talks to Myles Dungan.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 28th September 2014
UCD's Conor Mulvagh on Redmond’s Woodenbridge speech. Historian, Patrick Flynn on the new discovery of a letter written by Francis Ledwidge. Colette Kinsella on the history of elephants at Dublin Zoo. Brendan Culleton on Lunacy in Ireland 100 years...
Would Home Rule Have Worked in 1914?
Mary Daly, professor of history at UCD and president of Royal Irish Academy and also, Dermot Meleady, author of a two-part biography of John Redmond joined Myles to debate this issue.
Nazi Counterfeit Plot
Lorcan Clancy tells the story of a Nazi plot to attack Britain's financial system 75 years ago this month.
Were the Irish more prone to madness than the British in the early 20th century? Brendan Culleton on his TG4 series Ar Intinn Eile.
Colette Kinsella talks to Dublin Zoo historian Catherine De Courcy about the turbulent history of keeping elephants at the zoo.
Orla Rapple reports from a wreath laying ceremony at John Redmond’s grave in Wexford. UCD historian, Conor Mulvagh talks about the significance for September 1914 in shaping Redmond’s legacy. Historian, Patrick Lynch talks about a letter he discovered...
Scenes from the First World War 25-29 August 2014
You can hear these one minute pieces played each weekday throughout the month of August on RTE Radio One these includes a selection of archive voices, letters, diaries, poems, songs and stories, featuring special reports on different aspects of the...
Veterans who fought in War of Independence
Historian, Edward Madigan on ex-servicemen who fought on both sides in the War of Independence.
Historian, Padraig Yeates talks about venereal disease brought home by the troops.
Desertion Biggest Crime
Historian, Padraig Yeates talks about the crime of desertion.
Historian, Heather Jones talks about the Spanish Flu in 1918 which killed 50 million people worldwide.
Historians, Edward Madigan and Padraig Yeates along with psychiatrist, Brendan Kelly talk about the challenges that faced soldiers who returned home after WW1.
Shell Shock and Richmond War Hospital
World War One troops were the first to be diagnosed with shell shock. Psychiatrist, Brendan Kelly who gained access to the archives of Richmond War Hospital at Grange Gorman talked about symptoms and treatment.
Economy and Employment after WW1
The economic consequences of war would be felt here for many years to come with high unemployment and rising living costs. Historians, Edward Madigan and Padraig Yeates discuss employment after the war.
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