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Irish History Podcast

Fin Dwyer

From the Norman Invasion to the War of Independence, the Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through the most fascinating stories in Ireland's past. Whether it’s the siege of Dublin in 1171 or gun battles in the 1920s, the podcast vividly recreates a sense of time and place. Each episode is meticulously researched creating character driven narratives that are engaging and accessible for ... more

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In the summer of 1970, Belfast stood on the precipice of war. By June, months of rising tensions burst into violence, setting the stage for one of the most controversial British military operations of the Troubles – the Falls Curfew. This three-day s... more

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3 days ago

Throughout history, bread has consistently been one of the most popular foods across the world. For two centuries, Ireland was an exception. more

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9 days ago

William Joyce aka Lord Haw Haw was Ireland's most notorious Nazi. Raised in the west of Ireland he was an unlikely spokesman for Hitler's Third Reich. Nevertheless millions tuned in to his sinister broadcasts on behalf of the Nazi regime during the S... more

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23 days ago

In this episode I delve into the lasting impact of the Great Hunger on Ireland. Its often said that the Famine was a taboo subject and a 'Great Silence' surrounded the 1840s. In this podcast I challenge this myth and explore how grief, guilt, and tra... more

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a month ago

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 3.8k ratings
  • Good content- too many commercials

    I really enjoy the history discussed in this podcast but there are a lot of long disruptive commercials. They interrupt content and are loud compared with the content.

    Apple Podcasts
    3
    Laura the reader
    United Statesa month ago
  • A truly spectacular podcast

    The effort Fin puts into each episode is clear. Have learned a lot from listening over the years

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    GeoffAherne
    Australiaa month ago
  • How many years before the mic is upgraded? After years of being a supporter on patron I'm giving up waiting. I mistakenly thought I was supporting this podcast on its way up, but I don't understand why none of that money has resulted in the quality improving. It sounds a lot like talk radio quality. Like it's being phoned in from 1991.

    Podcast Addict
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    podfed
    2 months ago
  • A traditional Irish nationalist narrative

    An Irish nationalist narrative with an added chip-on-the-shoulder. The episode on Cromwell would have benefitted from a broader historical perspective and questioning, rather than re-enforcing a sense of nationalist victimhood about events of 400 years ago. To be fair, some of the content is original research, notably a couple of multi-part mini-series.

    Apple Podcasts
    2
    Oliver’s Army
    United Kingdom2 months ago
  • Sorry I don’t got a title

    If American people are listening,that’s how Irish people sound. PS in Ireland, that’s how Irish people create their voice in the podcasts.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Mrs.IM Cool😎😎😎
    United States2 months ago

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#152 United States/History
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#55 United Kingdom/History
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#140 Canada/History
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#76 Australia/History
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#184 France/History
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#234 Italy/History

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