The History of Ireland

Kevin Dolan

A podcast exploring how Ireland became Ireland.

  • 21 minutes 58 seconds
    S2 EP30 – The Aftermath of the Irish Civil War
    In this episode we look at the aftermath of the Irish Civil War and how it's still influencing Irish politics to this day.

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    1 June 2024, 6:03 am
  • 13 minutes 56 seconds
    S2 EP29 – How The Free State Failed Women

    In this episode, we look at how Maggie Doherty and the McCarthy sisters were totally and utterly failed by the Free State and how their stories highlight how women suffered due to the conflict.


    Content Warning: This episode does discuss sexual assault.


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    16 May 2024, 7:27 am
  • 13 minutes 56 seconds
    S2 EP28 – The End of the Irish Civil War
    In this episode we look at the last dying gasps of the Irish Civil War and dive into the psychological genius of De Valera's order to dump arms.

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    19 April 2024, 7:55 am
  • 17 minutes 29 seconds
    S2 EP27 – The Death of Liam Lynch
    "I'm glad one of the old crowd got me" is what Liam Lynch said after he was shot in the Knockmealdown Mountains and in this episode we look at the dying breaths of both the anti-Treaty IRA and it's iron willed leader Liam Lynch.

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    20 March 2024, 7:26 am
  • 15 minutes 8 seconds
    S2 EP26 – Kerry's Month of Terror
    Irish men blowing each other to smithereens – there's a reason March 1923 is often referred to as the month of terror. In this episode we explore the Ballyseedy Massacre and the other similarly gruesome events that occurred in Kerry towards the end of the Irish Civil War.

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    26 February 2024, 9:03 am
  • 13 minutes 12 seconds
    S2 EP25 – A Guerrilla Winter
    In this episode we look at the winter of 1922 into 1923 – time when the Civil War became increasingly bitter and the anti-Treaty side became more and more desperate.

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    4 February 2024, 10:15 am
  • 1 hour 6 minutes
    S2 EP24 – The Life & Times of Harry Boland with Shite Talk History
    In this episode we join forces with Shite Talk History to tell the story of the amazing Harry Boland.

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    17 December 2023, 8:06 am
  • 17 minutes 11 seconds
    S2 EP23 – Best Friends & Executions
    In this episode we explore a friendship that ended in executions that was said to have "killed the new State at its birth.“

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    1 December 2023, 8:14 pm
  • 20 minutes 10 seconds
    S2 EP22 – The History of Halloween

    In this episode we celebrate 1,000,000 downloads by going down the supernatural rabbit hole that is the history of Halloween.

    From druids to evil spirts, from Christianity to capitalism, Halloween is a fascinating mix of ancient folk traditions, religion and more.


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    31 October 2023, 12:41 am
  • 13 minutes 30 seconds
    S2 EP21 – The Irish Free State Is Born & A TD Is Murdered
    In this episode we look at December 6th, the day the Irish Free State official came into being.

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    5 October 2023, 7:22 pm
  • 16 minutes 45 seconds
    S2 EP20 – The First Attempt At An Irish Constitution

    In this episode we look at the creation of Irish Free State constitution which was brought into law on December 6th 1922.


    Here's the Radiolab episode on the Irish electoral system that I mention in the show:

    https://radiolab.org/podcast/tweak-vote


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    4 September 2023, 10:39 am
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