46 Dublin’s Great Wars Richard Grayson

On this episode John Dorney interviews Richard Grayson on his recent book Dublin’s Great Wars, which examines Ireland’s capital city’s experience both of the First World War and nationalist revolution from 1914-1923. They discuss the varied motivations and social backgrounds of the recruits. Their experiences at the battlefronts. How the war came to define rival […]

44 The 1918 General Election

In this episode we look at the 1918 Westminster General Election. This was the first General Election held in the UK since 1910. The results of this election would see a complete transformation of political representation in Ireland. Sinn Féin, running on an abstentionist, Republican platform, would win a landslide victory throughout Ireland replacing the […]

42 Michael Collins

In this episode we are joined by Irish American historian Joseph E.A. Connell Jr. to discuss his new book Michael Collins: Dublin 1916 – 1922. Michael Collins was the Chairman of the Provisional Government set up after the Anglo – Irish Treaty of 1921. Collins was a Gaelic League and GAA activist and served in […]

34 Irish Labour After 1916

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and the Easter Rising, the Irish Labour movement found itself in a new state of ferment. How did Irish Labour fare after James Connolly’s death in 1916? How did the trade union movement rebuild itself? What was its role in the independence movement? This lecture explores these questions. […]

28 The Bridges Job & The Decade of Centenaries

Episode 28 of the Irish History Show.  In this episode, we look at the Bridges Job when the Anti – Treaty IRA attempted to destroy the infrastructure around Dublin during the Civil War. We also discuss the state’s plans for the Decade of Centenaries.

26 Howth Gun Running

On this episode, we discuss the landing of arms for the Irish Volunteers in Howth in 1914.  We also discuss the Bachelor’s Walk Massacre that happened that same day.  We were joined by Pádraig Yeates.  Pádraig Yeates is a distinguished social and labour historian and the author of Lockout, the standard work on the great […]

19 The Irish Parliamentary Party

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.

3 The Dead of the Irish Revolution & The Bureau of Military History

John Dorney talks to Professor Eunan Ó Halpin about the project, ‘The Dead of the Irish Revolution’ – which seeks to determine, for the first time, how many people were killed in the Irish revolution of 1916-1923. The Dead of the Irish Revolution by Eunan Ó Halpin and Daithí Ó Corráin will be published in […]