The History Show
Our March book club choice is 'Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter' by Dan Jones.
Who was Count Markievicz?
Pat Quigley on the life of Casamir Markievicz, the Polish artist, playwright and theatre director who is best known to us as the husband of Constance Markievicz.
Louise Denvir spoke to Hanna Dowling, the secretary of the Irish Polish Society about the life and work of Pawel Strzelecki.
Pilgrim Paths Day will take place on Easter Saturday. It will highlight Ireland's medieval Christian heritage. Myles spoke to John G. O'Dwyer, Chairman of Pilgrim Paths Ireland.
The Way That We Climbed
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy spoke to Paddy O'Leary, author of the new book 'The Way We Climbed: A History of Irish Hillwalking, Climbing and Mountaineering'.
Sligo Literary Connections
Louise Denvir speaks to Damien Brennan about some of Ireland's best-loved writers and their literary and familial connections to County Sligo.
Emigration and Irish Culture
Clair Wills on her new book 'The Best are Leaving', a wide-ranging study of post-war Irish emigrant culture.
Scholar, author and harpist Mary Louise O'Donnell on the political and cultural symbolism of the Irish Harp. Mary is the author of a new book called 'Ireland's Harp: The Shaping of Irish Identity 1770 - 1880'
Kilfenora Ceili Band
The history of the Kilfenora Ceili Band, a group that's been playing music for over a century and showing no signs of slowing down. Our reporter Lorcan Clancy spoke to bandleader John Lynch and flute player Garry Shannon.
Timothy O'Neill Lane
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.
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.
BERLIN HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL
Jonathan Creasy reports from the Memorial to teh Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.
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We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues.