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Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Location:

Dublin, Ireland

Networks:

RTE Ireland

Description:

Bringing the past to life! Discover how Ireland and our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past. Listen live Sundays at 6pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Language:

English


Episodes

Full Show Podcast - 19th December 2021

12/19/2021
Women of the Treaty; Irish Famine Emigrants in Canada; The life of Ernie O'Malley as told by his son Cormac O'Malley; plus Fake News and the Irish War of Independence.

Duration:01:02:35

Fake News and the Irish War of Independence

12/19/2021
Michael B. Barry talks to Myles about his new book 'Fake News and the Irish War of Independence'. This is an extended version of the interview that went out on air.

Duration:00:16:15

Ernie O'Malley: A Life

12/19/2021
Cormac O'Malley on the life of his father, Ernie O'Malley. The book 'Ernie O'Malley: A Life' by Harry F. Martin & Cormac O'Malley is published by Irish Academic Press.

Duration:00:25:46

Irish Famine Emigrants in Canada

12/19/2021
Marc McMenamin reports from Toronto on how Canada remembers the Irish Famine. He speaks to historian Jared Ross and University lecturer Pa Sheehan.

Duration:00:04:56

Women of the Treaty

12/19/2021
Liz Gillis joins Myles to talk about the lives of the secretaries who accompanied the plenipotentiaries to London.

Duration:00:14:41

History Books for Christmas

12/12/2021
Myles and guests discuss some recently published books that might make good Christmas presents. Mark Duncan, Sinead McCoole and Cathy Scuffil share their picks.

Duration:00:56:23

The Anglo-Irish Treaty

12/5/2021
Myles Dungan and guests explore how this fateful document was finalised, and the highly charged Dáil debates that followed. We hear from Darragh Gannon, Leann Lane, Diarmaid Ferriter, John Gibney, Zoe Reid and Dara Lynne Lenehan.

Duration:00:47:59

Full Show Podcast - 28th November 2021

11/28/2021
Joseph E.A. Connell on his new book 'The Terror War: The Uncomfortable Realities of the War of Independence'; plus Liz Evers and Niav Gallagher on their book 'Irish Lives in America'.

Duration:00:53:46

Irish Lives in America

11/28/2021
Liz Evers and Niav Gallagher talk about some of the people profiled in their new book 'Irish Lives in America'.

Duration:00:29:36

The Terror War

11/28/2021
Joseph E.A. Connell talks to Myles about his new book 'The Terror War: The Uncomfortable Realities of the War of Independence'

Duration:00:23:26

Full Show Podcast - 21st November 2021

11/21/2021
On this week's programme - War, murder and memory in East Clare; the courtship and marriage of Charlotte Brontë; and one young man from Waterford's experience in the Spanish Civil War.

Duration:00:49:59

From Suir to Jarama

11/21/2021
Liam Cahill on the life of Mossie Quinlan, a young man from Waterford who joined the International Brigades and fought in the Spanish Civil War.

Duration:00:07:52

Charlotte Brontë

11/21/2021
Colm Flynn reports on the famous author's real-life courtship, marriage, and honeymoon in Ireland. He talks to Pauline Clooney and Michael O'Dowd about their new books on the subject.

Duration:00:15:06

The Scariff Martyrs

11/21/2021
Tomás Mac Conmara talks to Myles about his book 'The Scariff Martyrs: War, Murder and Memory in East Clare'

Duration:00:25:42

Full Show Podcast - 14th November 2021

11/14/2021
Motor Racing in Ireland; The earliest Armistice commemorations; the new database of Irish servicemen who died in WWI; and a Downing Street Diary on the Treaty negotiations a century ago.

Duration:00:48:29

Downing Street Diary - November 1921

11/14/2021
To talk about the ongoing Treaty negotiations in London a century ago, Myles is joined by Dr Darragh Gannon of University College Dublin.

Duration:00:10:09

The Irish Great War Dead Archive

11/14/2021
Military historian Tom Burnell and librarian Pat Bracken on a new database of servicemen with Irish connections who died between 1914 and 1921.

Duration:00:16:54

The Earliest Armistice Commemorations

11/14/2021
Myles is joined by Heather Jones to talk about the earliest World War One Commemorations

Duration:00:08:23

Motor Racing in Ireland

11/14/2021
Conor Sweetman reports on the history of motor racing in Ireland in the first half of the twentieth century. He speaks to Leanne Blaney, Bob Montgomery, Mike Cronin, and Neal Bascomb

Duration:00:12:13

Full Show Podcast - 7th November 2021

11/7/2021
Fr James Coyle and his clash with the KKK in Birmingham, Alabama; The burning of coastguard stations in North Dublin in mid 1921; and the history of the Irish pharmaceutical industry.

Duration:00:48:38