The History Show
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 12th...04/12/15
On this week's programme, we look at the pleasures and pitfalls involved in tracing your family history. We put your questions to our panel of experts. They are Nicola Morris, genealogist with Timeline Research Ireland, Aoife O'Connor of FindMyPast...
Fashion in 1915
Flor MacCarthy reports on the fashion of 1915.
Katherine McSharry on 1916 Memorabilia
Katherine McSharry from the National Library of Ireland tells Myles about the 1916-related memorabilia that people brought to the GPO for assessment, as part of RTÉ's Road to the Rising event.
Gabriel Doherty on Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa
The funeral of Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa in 1915 was an important event on the road to the Easter Rising. Gabriel Doherty of University College Cork tells us who O'Donovan Rossa was, and why his funeral was so significant.
Ruth Barton on Cinema in 1915
Ruth Barton, film lecturer at Trinity College Dublin on what was happening on the cinema scene in Ireland in 1915.
'Insurrection' - Actors share their memories of the 1966...
We invited some of the actors who appeared in 'Insurrection', the 1966 RTÉ Drama about the Easter Rising. They shared their memories of that production.
Keelin Shanley, Paul Rouse and Alan Titley
RTÉ's Keelin Shanley, Paul Rouse of UCD and Alan Titley talk about what's going on on O'Connell Street and surrounds for RTÉ Road to the Rising, and what was happening with Irish language, culture and sport in 1915.
Lorcan Clancy reports from O'Connell Street
Our reporter Lorcan Clancy speaks to some of the many actors in period dress who brought 1915 to life during the RTÉ Road to the Rising event on O'Connell Street.
Joe Lee on Ireland in 1915
Professor Joe Lee of New York University on army recruitment, nationalism and other aspects of Ireland in 1915
O'Connell Street in 1915
Louise Denvir spoke to tour guide Pat Liddy about what O'Connell Street (Then called Sackville Street) was like in the year 1915
Diarmaid Ferriter and Roy Foster
Diarmaid Ferriter and Roy Foster on what the rebel leaders were doing in 1915.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 6th April 2015
In this extended Easter Monday special, live from the GPO as part of Road to the Rising, Myles Dungan and guests discuss the events and personalities of Ireland in 1915.
The History Show - Full Programme Podcast - 5th April 2015
An exploration of a new collection of songs called 'Left Behind', written from the perspective of the widows of the leaders of the 1916 Rising.
Road to the Rising
Catriona Crowe of the National Archives and Mark Duncan of Century Ireland on RTÉ Road to the Rising, which takes place on Dublin's O'Connell Street, this Easter Monday, the 6th of April 2015.
Flor MacCarthy on the sinking of the RMS Lusitania. The 7th of May 2015 will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking, and communities along the coast of Cork are already commemorating the tragedy which their ancestors witnessed first-hand.
Orson Welles in Ireland
Michael Doherty on the celebrated filmmaker, actor and theatre director Orson Welles, and the times he visited Ireland throughout a long and varied career.
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.
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More informationBringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.
We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues.