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Irish History Podcast

Irish History Podcast

Author: Fin Dwyer

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Have you ever been puzzled by history? Did people really only live to 40? Maybe you’ve been puzzled how people survived before email, phones, cars or even proper roads?
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American Wakes, Coffin Ships and Canada
Coffin Ships are one of the most enduring images from the Great Famine. This was the name given to the boats that carried Irish Famine emigrants to North America in 1847.   This sinister title comes from the appalling death rates onboard these ships. This show opens with the hopes and fears of famine emigrants in Black '47. Then I move on to the harrowing voyages and what awaited the emirgants when they landed in Canada, This fell far short of their expectations - this journey will take us onto the dreaded quarantine station of Gross Isle in the St Laurence river. Tune in to find out more. Thanks to Alexis Kelly for his narrating the words of Archbishop Signay.  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This podcast is sponsored by deburcararebooks.com/podcast Ireland's largest stockist of rare books with titles from the 16th century to the present day.  They have put together a fantastic offer for the listeners of the Irish history podcast. You can get 15% off some classics: Maamtrasna: The murders and The mystery by Jarlath Waldron This was the key source for my podcast series on the Maamtrasna Murders and contains numerous comtemporary accounts from what is one of the most enduring mysteries in Irish history.  The highly recommended "Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the The Famine in Ireland" I have used this repeatedly throughout the series and is the source of quotes in this podcast. Its a hardback collection of accounts, reports and letters written by quakers who were helping famine victims. The Great Irish Book of Genealogies. This is a beautiful translation of the five volume collection of medieval history, prose and poetry. The original was written in the mid 17th century making this translation a collectors item. You can get these for a limited time only at deburcararebooks.com/podcast   
Exiles - Irish Famine Emigrants (the Great Famine XIX)
Emigration is arguably the greatest legacy of the Great Irish Famine. Between 1846 and 1851, 1.25 million Irish people passed through the port of Liverpool alone to escape the Great Hunger. This exodus of refugees transformed the Great Famine from an Irish catastrophe into a global phenomenon as these people established Irish communities across the world. It fitting then that the show opens with a story from the Canadian city of Montreal in the 1870s.   The we will hone in on the port of Liverpool which provides us an overall picture of what was happening.    Then to conclude I look at profiles of Irish famine emigrants. Who were these people? How did they manage to escape Ireland?  I also debunk some common myths along the way.   I have just launched my new Dublin based walking tour on the Great Famine - You can find out more and book your place at www.dublinfaminetour.ie  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This podcast is sponsored by deburcararebooks.com/podcast Ireland's largest stockist of rare books with titles from the 16th century to the present day.  They have put together a fantastic offer for the listeners of the Irish history podcast. You can get 15% off some classics: Maamtrasna: The murders and The mystery by Jarlath Waldron This was the key source for my podcast series on the Maamtrasna Murders and contains numerous comtemporary accounts from what is one of the most enduring mysteries in Irish history.  The highly recommended "Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the The Famine in Ireland" I have used this repeatedly throughout the series and is the source of quotes in this podcast. Its a hardback collection of accounts, reports and letters written by quakers who were helping famine victims. The Great Irish Book of Genealogies. This is a beautiful translation of the five volume collection of medieval history, prose and poetry. The original was written in the mid 17th century making this translation a collectors item. You can get these for a limited time only at deburcararebooks.com/podcast   
An Eye for an Eye: Evictions & Assassinations (The Great Famine XVIII)
Over the course of the Great Famine, hundreds of thousands of Irish people were evicted from their homes. As ruthless landlords showed no pity, eviction was a death sentence for many starving tenants who were made homeless. It was inevitable these evictions provoked resistance. On November 2nd 1847, the most famous assassination of the Great Famine took place in North Roscommon. This podcast details the background of this assassination and how it relates to the wider story of other mass evictions in Ireland in the late 1840s. The episode also tries to assess who exactly was to blame for the evictions - Irish landlords facing bankruptcy or the British Government in London? A fully referenced episode guide is available at patreon.com/irishpodcast ----------------- This podcast is sponsored by deburcararebooks.com/podcast Ireland's largest stockist of rare books with titles from the 16th century to the present day. They have put together a fantastic offer for the listeners of the Irish history podcast. You can get 15% off some classics: Maamtrasna: The murders and The mystery by Jarlath Waldron This was the key source for my podcast series on the Maamtrasna Murders and contains numerous comtemporary accounts from what is one of the most enduring mysteries in Irish history.  The highly recommended "Transactions of the Central Relief Committee of the Society of Friends during the The Famine in Ireland" I have used this repeatedly throughout the series and is the source of quotes in this podcast. Its a hardback collection of accounts, reports and letters written by quakers who were helping famine victims. The Great Irish Book of Genealogies. This is a beautiful translation of the five volume collection of medieval history, prose and poetry. The original was written in the mid 17th century making this translation a collectors item. You can get these for a limited time only at deburcararebooks.com/podcast 
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Comments (13)

Caitriona McGarry

skitting at Jaymes moynihan.

May 3rd
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sean mchugh

I really enjoy this podcast but find the chopping and changing of topics hard to follow.

Mar 18th
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Peter Chaloner

WAY too many ads. No podcast ought to contain more than two. As to dumb piano music... please delete all of it.

Mar 4th
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Peter Chaloner

Jaymes Moynihan I suppose you, like the Podcaster himself, are of the view that the Battle of the Boyne occurred in 1688. What were you saying about ignorance, again?

Apr 9th
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Jaymes Moynihan

Peter Chaloner excuse me but who the hell do you think you are telling him how to run his show! absolute ignorance! if you don't like it then don't listen. these podcasts are FREE and he breaks his back researching and developing these episodes so you can listen for FREE!!! he has every right to advertise and try to get some kind of financial benefits for all of his hard work, so do us ALL a favor and keep your damn ignorant uneducated opinions to yourself because you don't have one idea what the fuck you're talking about!!!

Apr 9th
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Peter Chaloner

Glad you abandoned your earlier claim that the Battle of the Boyne occurred in 1688.

Mar 4th
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Andraus Philopatoris Maximus Antonios

hi from Alexandria Egypt. . i have an interest in knowing Ireland's history .. your podcast helps a lot

Feb 16th
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Peter Chaloner

1690. Battle of the Boyne. Shocking ignorance, to get this date wrong!

Jan 28th
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Peter Chaloner

1690. Battle of the Boyne. Shocking ignorance, to get this date wrong!

Jan 28th
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Jaymes Moynihan

fantastic podcasts keep up the great work

Jan 21st
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Barry Irlandi

Please calm down with the advertisements... Anyone you missed it can press back and hear it again.. You don't need to repeat it that many times.. Please..

Dec 9th
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Jaymes Moynihan

Barry Irlandi please be quiet and keep your silly opinions to yourself.

Jan 21st
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Melanie Giebisch

I love this show so much!

Nov 15th
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