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Bringing 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.

Bringing 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.
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Dublin, Ireland

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RTE Ireland

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Bringing 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.

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English


Episodes

The History Show 5th June 2017

6/5/2017
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On this week’s show – the last of the season – we’re looking at significant summers in Irish and world history: we hear why riots happen more often in hot weather; we hear what Ireland’s farmers in the summer of ‘46 really thought of the civil servants who helped them save the harvest; and we visit Ireland’s first purpose-built tourist resort.

Duration: 00:45:45


Significant European Summers

6/5/2017
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Heather Jones from the London School of Economics looks at the Summer of Innocence [1914] and Russia’s Revolutionary Summer of 1917.

Duration: 00:07:26


Greenore, Co. Louth, and its place in Irish tourist history

6/5/2017
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Elaine Keogh reports from Greenore, Co. Louth, on its place in Irish tourist history. She speaks to local historian, Brian Larkin.

Duration: 00:05:51


Why do riots happen in Hot Weather?

6/5/2017
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Consultant Psychiatrist at Tallaght Hospital, Brendan Kelly, gives an overview of scientific research which suggests that both interpersonal and group violence increase along with temperatures.

Duration: 00:07:14


Big American Summers

6/5/2017
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Sandra Scanlon lectures in history at UCD, but is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. She looks at the Red Summer of 1919; the Freedom Summer of 1964; and the ‘Summer of Hate’ in 1968.

Duration: 00:09:53


Irish Summers of note

6/5/2017
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UCD historian, Paul Rouse and Met Eireann Deputy Head of Forecasting, Evelyn Cusack recall some significant summers in Irish history.

Duration: 00:11:15


Jackie Kennedy's visit to Waterford

5/28/2017
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Orla Rapple took a visit to the Waterford house that was Jackie Kennedy’s holiday home for four weeks that summer.

Duration: 00:04:29


Harvey O'Brien on The Graduate

5/28/2017
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Harvey O’Brien, who teaches Film Studies at UCD, has been reflecting.

Duration: 00:03:54


Eamon Dunphy on the 'Lisbon Lions'

5/28/2017
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RTÉ Soccer analyst, Eamon Dunphy - who was playing for Millwall that year - remembers.

Duration: 00:04:03


Forthcoming History Events

5/21/2017
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Details of some of the historical events being commemorated around Ireland this June

Duration: 00:01:49


Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington

5/21/2017
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This time 100 years ago Hanna Sheehy Skeffington was on a tour of the US raising awareness of the Irish cause; and of the plight of her husband Francis Sheehy Skeffington who had been murdered during the Easter Rising – though he had no part in it. This summer her grand-daughter will travel to New York following in her granny’s footsteps.

Duration: 00:11:15


The Donegal Corridor

5/21/2017
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In World War II, a four-mile stretch of Donegal played a small – but significant - role in the Battle of the Atlantic. Reporter and history teacher Marc McMenamin reports on the so-called ‘Donegal Corridor’.

Duration: 00:04:44


The "Saturday Night Massacre"

5/21/2017
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Comparisons have been made all week between President Trump’s firing of the FBI Director, James Comey, and Nixon’s firing of the Watergate Special Prosecutor, Archibald Cox, in 1973. That incident became known as the ‘Saturday Night Massacre’. Dr. David Fitzgerald, historian at UCC, is here to tell us more about that night in 1973

Duration: 00:07:17


The Story of Ireland's First Ordnance Survey Maps

5/21/2017
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This week, in a column for The History Show, writer Mary Russell, tells the story of how the very first Ordnance Survey maps of Ireland – long before GPS - were created.

Duration: 00:04:12


Controversial Garda Commissioners of the Past

5/21/2017
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UCD’s Diarmaid Ferriter is here to take us through some of the most controversial Garda Commissioners of the past, and the scandals that brought some of them down

Duration: 00:16:18


Samantha Power - Extended

5/14/2017
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Click here to listen to an extended version of Myles Dungan's interview with Samantha Power about John F Kennedy.

Duration: 00:14:53


Ronan McGreevy on Willie Redmond

5/7/2017
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Author and journalist, Ronan McGreevy, has been reflecting on the death – one hundred years ago – of Willie Redmond.

Duration: 00:07:55


A Brief History of Irish Clothes

5/7/2017
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Reporter, Liam Geraghty

Duration: 00:06:37


Songs of the Irish Revolution

5/7/2017
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Music historian, archivist and uilleann piper, Terry Moylan and Daoirí Farrell performs some of the songs of the Irish revolution

Duration: 00:16:17


Speaking Ill of the Dead

5/7/2017
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Hinterland Festival in Kells -Lorcan Clancy reports

Duration: 00:07:27

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