The History Show
How Should Centenary of 1916 Rising be Marked11/16/14
Our panel Diramuid Ferriter, Roisin Higgins, Ruth Dudley Edwards discuss
50th Anniversary of Easter Rising in 1966/Government Plans for...
Minister of State at the Department of Justice. Aodhan O’Riordan spoke of Ireland’s complex history at the launch of the government's plans for the 2016 centenary on Wednesday evening
Historians Heather Jones and Edward Madigan discuss what the Enniskillen bombing symbolised in terms of the polarisation of Irish views of war remembrance in 1987 and how it symbolised a turning point in terms of our relationship with the First World...
Irish Rugby and World War 1
Ciaran O'Mara of Lansdowne Rugby FC and Dr. Liam O’Callaghan from Liverpool Hope University talk about Irish rugby players who enlisted to flight in World War 1.
Irish Memorials to WW1 Dead
Historians, Heather Jones of the London School of Economics and Dr. Edward Madigan, lecturer in Public History and First World War Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London talk about the significance of these memorials and how our attitude to...
The Poppy as a Symbol of Remembrance
Louise Denvir reports on the origins of the poppy as a symbol of remembrance which is particularly associated with today, Remembrance Sunday and 11 November.
History Show 2nd Nov 2014
Tonights topics include Irish politicians who died during World War I. Presented by Myles Dungan
Irish Vampire Myth
Consultant psychiatrist, Dr. Brendan Kelly talks about studying the medical condition, vampirism and the origins of the vampire myth.
Lorcan Clancy speaks to Tarquin Blake about some of the unexplained phenomena that can be found around Ireland.
James Hack Tuke
Clifden historian, Kathleen Villiers-Tuthill highlighted the work of James Hack Tuke, an English banker and philanthropist, whose charitable work in Ireland in the 1880s is now almost entirely forgotten.
A new book written by historian, Ann Matthews claims that in fact Patrick Pearse probably didn’t read the 1916 Proclamation. Ann Matthews and University of Limerick historian, Ruan O’Donnell discuss.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 26th October 2014
On this week's show; 1916 Proclamation, James Hack Tuke, Temple Street Children's Hospital, Haunted Ireland and Irish Vampire Myth
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 19th October 2014
On this week's show; Earnest Shackleton (Ireland's unsung hero), Daniel O'Connell, War and Peace, Centenary of First Battle at Ypres and WW1 School Trip to the Somme
Ann Goody Glover
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...
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