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The Irish History Show

Cathal Brennan and John Dorney

The Irish History Show is presented and produced by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney. The show looks at many different aspects of Irish history with expert guests from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.

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On this episode of the show, we discussed the Irish Civil War Fatalities Project. The Irish Civil War Fatalities Project, supported with funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, seeks to identify all of th... more

a month ago

On this episode of the Irish History Show we looked at the Plantation of Ulster. The Plantation was the colonisation of Ireland's northern province of Ulster by people from Britain during the reign of James VI and I. The official plantation began in ... more

a month ago

The Nine Year War in Ireland took place in Ireland from 1593 to 1603. The rebellion was led by Hugh O'Neill and Red Hugh O'Donnell and was a response to the Tudor Conquest in Ireland. The rebellion began in Ulster but eventually spread throughout the... more

4 months ago

The Desmond Rebellions occurred in 1569–1573 and 1579–1583 in the Irish province of Munster. They were rebellions by the Earl of Desmond, the head of the FitzGerald dynasty in Munster, and his followers, the Geraldines and their allies, against the t... more

7 months ago


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4.7 out of 5 stars from 318 ratings
  • Super Irish History podcast

    Fantastic Irish history podcast , very well researched and told in an interesting and entertaining way ,keep up the great podcasts. more

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    United Statesa year ago

    Well produced, researched and presented! Informative, historically accurate and it shines the light of history on underreported aspects of Irish history throughout the ages!

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    United Statesa year ago
  • Great Summary of Important Events

    John & Cathal do a great job of summarizing Irish history. I’ve learned a great deal from both, and recommend this podcast highly.

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    United States2 years ago
  • This is an excellent podcast, very informative and interesting more

    2 years ago
  • THE online recourse for Irish History

    A trove of magnificent podcasts covering many of the island’s landmark events. Facts, with context, but without bias - as history should be.

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    United Kingdom2 years ago

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