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.
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.
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?