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20 The 1922 Postal Strike & Graphic Novels about Irish History

The 1922 Postal Strike

On this episode, the presenters discuss the 1922 Postal Strike. This important, but largely overlooked, event was one of the first major industrial disputes faced by the new Provisional Government of the Irish Free State. The strike was complicated by the fact that it occurred during the Civil War.

In the second part of the show, we discuss the growth of graphic novels about Irish History with author and illustrator Gerry Hunt. We also discuss his latest novel, 1913 – Larkin’s Labour War. Gerry’s previous graphic novels include In Dublin City, Streets of Dublin, Blood upon the Rose, Draugr in Dublin City and At War with the Empire.

19 The Irish Parliamentary Party

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On this episode, John Dorney talks to Dr. Conor Mulvagh about the history of the Irish Parliamentary Party. Conor Mulvagh is a lecturer in UCD and an editorial assistant at Documents of Irish Foreign Policy.

18 The Irish Civil War

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On this episode, John Dorney discusses the Irish Civil War with Professor Gavin Foster of the Department of Canadian – Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.  Foster will talk not only about the historical context of the Irish Civil War but equally about the impact its achievements and challenges have had on the modern Irish society.

17 The Molly Maguires

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On this episode we are joined by Irish American historian, author and poet, John Kearns, to discuss the Molly Maguires. The Molly Maguires were a secret society based among the Irish miners in the anthracite coal fields in northern Pennsylvania in the 1860s and 1870s.

16 The Irish National Invincibles and the Fenian Dynamite Campaign of the 1880s

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On this episode we are joined by Dr. Shane Kenna to discuss the Irish National Invincibles and the Fenian Dynamite Campaign of the 1880s.

15 The Irish Revolution as a Backdrop for Historical Fiction

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The Irish Revolution as a backdrop for historical fiction. On this episode of the Irish History Show, Cathal Brennan and John Dorney talk to Irish – American novelist Kevin McCarthy about his novel Peeler and using the Irish Revolution as a back drop to his novels.

14 Irish Women and the First World War

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On this episode John interviews Fionnuala Walsh of Trinity College Dublin about Irish Women and the First World War. In Ireland, the First World War saw not only participation in the global conflict but also the beginnings of nationalist revolution. What did all of this mean for Irish women?

13 The IRA during the Emergency & the effect of the Troubles on southern society

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On today’s episode we’re joined by Dr. Brian Hanley. In the first half of the show, John interviews Brian about the IRA during the Emergency (World War II).

In the second half of the show John and Brian discuss the effect of the Troubles in Northern Ireland on southern society.

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