Friday, 22 November 2019

My winter 'catch-up' selection of Irish history podcasts

In the hope of getting some downtime in the next month or so, I've curated my very own Irish history 'box set' of podcasts I haven't got round to listening to yet, despite their being on my To Do list week after week!

I'm sharing it here on Irish Genealogy News in case it's of interest as a ready-made listing of treats for the ears of other researchers.

In no particular order:

The Treaty of Limerick
BBC's In Our Time programme, broadcast 7 November. 53m.
Chaired by Melvyn Bragg, the discussion panel features Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council and Erasmus Smith’s Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin; Clare Jackson, from the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge and Senior Tutor of Trinity Hall; and Thomas O'Connor, Professor of History at Maynooth University.
Listen to the Treaty of Limerick here.

The Great Irish Famine
BBC's In Our Time programme, broadcast 4 April. 57m.
Chaired by Melvyn Bragg, the discussion panel features Cormac O'Grada, Professor Emeritus in the School of Economics at University College Dublin; Niamh Gallagher, Lecturer in Modern British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge; and Enda Delaney, Professor of Modern History at the University of Edinburgh.
Listen to The Great Irish Famine here.

Jack the Ripper & Irish Connections
Irish History Podcast (IHP) series, recorded 2 September. 31m.
IHP creater Fin Dwyer interviews the historian Hallie Rubenhold, whose latest book is The Five – The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper.
Listen to Jack the Ripper & Irish Connections here.

The Mater Hospital: Where History is Made
Irish History Podcast (IHP) series, recorded 21 October. 50m.
IHP creater Fin Dwyer explores the history of the hospital, which opened its doors in 1861, and interviews its archivist, Helen Madden, and Professor Ronan Cahill of the Mater Hospital and University College Dublin.
Listen to The Mater Hospital: Where History is Made here

Testimony, the story of the Military Archives
RTÉ Radio One's The History Show, broadcast 10 November. 50m.
Author and presenter Myles Dungan visits the Military Archives at Cathal Brugha in Rathmines to explore the collections it holds, what they tell us about the Anglo-Irish War, and how they are being preserved and archived.
Listen to Testimony here.

A Story of Irish Whiskey: How three families saved it from extinction
A five-part series from Irish Distillers. Launched May. 15-20m each.
Narrated and dramatised accounts of the three main Irish whiskey families
– the Jamesons, Powers and Murphys – exploring the drink's meteroric rise in the 1800s through its fall in the aftermath of revolution and wars in the 20th century to, finally, its 21st century renaissance.
Listen to the Story of Irish Whiskey here

The irish Genealogical Research Society (IGRS)
Raidió Corca Baiscinn's The Genealogy Show, broadcast 25 October. 22m.
Radio presenter and genealogist Lorna Moloney interviews Claire Bradley, Chair of the Irish Genealogical Research Society's Ireland Branch about the history and current work of the group and the many benefits available to its members.
Listen to The Genealogy Show - IGRS - here

A century on – how do we view the War of Independence?
A History Ireland magazine Hedge School, recorded 19 September. 1hr 13m.
History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, chaired this Hedge School, geared towards 15-18 year old students, with a panel made up of Donal Fallon, co-editor of the blog Come Here To Me; Liz Gillis, historian and author of 25 May: The Burning of the Customs House 1921; Martin Mansergh from the Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations; Mary McAuliffe, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies, UCD; and Kevin Manning.
Listen to A century on, how do we view the War of Independence? here.

Scotland and the Global Irish Revolution
A History Ireland magazine Hedge School, recorded at Edinburgh University, 15 May. 32m.
To what extent did revolutionary developments abroad shape what happened within Ireland during the revolutionary period 1919–23? And in what ways did events within Ireland impact beyond Irish shores? History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, was joined for a lively discussion by Darragh Gannon, Fearghal McGarry (both Queen’s University, Belfast); Niall Whelehan (Strathclyde); and Kirsty Lusk (Glasgow).
Listen to Scotland and the Global Irish Revolution here.

The Decade of Centenaries/Protestant and Irish
West Cork History Festival. Recorded 11 August. 13m.
Dr Ida Milne and Ian d’Alton reflect on the Decade of Centenaries as well as their co-edited book, Protestant and Irish: The minority’s search for place in independent Ireland.
Listen to Decade of Centenaries/Protestant and Irish here.

And an extra one from Three Castles Burning, a brand-new podcast production.
The Bachelors Walk Massacre
The first in a new series from Dublin historian Donal Fallon, released 19 November. 26m.
Three Castles Burning is a social history podcast, dedicated to the story of the Irish capital and exploring some lesser known events. In this podcast Donal is joined by historian Lorcan Collins.
Listen to The Bachelors Walk Massacre here.