Monday 12 November 2012

Robert Emmett his life and legacy: podcast

Yesterday evening's Talking History radio show on took an interesting look at the life of Robert Emmet, widely held as one of Ireland's great republican revolutionaries.

Presenter Patrick Geoghegan was joined by a panel of experts to debunk the myths about the young, eloquent idealist and asks whether he was truly one of the greatest figures in Irish history or one of the greatest losers.

The panel of experts includes Professor Thomas Bartlett, University of Aberdeen; Dr Sylvie Kleinman, Trinity College Dublin; Professor Ruán O'Donnell, University of Limerick; Prof Marianne Elliott, Liverpool University; and Dr Ciaron O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin.

The show is now available as a podcast (around 55 minutes long). You can download or play it below. It starts at about 3:10minutes... just click ahead of the slider.