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.
Monthly Archives: March 2015
14 Irish Women and the First World War
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
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.
12 Irish nationalism and Zionism
In this episode we are joined by Aidan Beatty, a PhD student from the University of Chicago to talk about his research on the links between Irish nationalism and Zionism.
11 Revisionism, Peter Hart and the History Wars in Ireland
In this episode, John Dorney speaks to Dr. John M. Regan of the University of Dundee about Revisionism, Peter Hart and the History Wars in Ireland.
10 The southern Irish economy since partition
On this epsiode we talk to Dr. Conor McCabe of the UCD School of Social Justice about the southern Irish economy since partition .
9 Radicalism in the Irish community in Scotland & The historiography of early – modern Ireland
In the first part of the show, Alex Ó Fhailghigh talks about radicalism in the Irish community in Scotland. In the second part of the show, Pádraig Lenihan talks about the historiography of early – modern Ireland.
8 The 1913 Lockout
On this episode we look at the 1913 Lockout in Dublin. We’re joined by author and historian Pádraig Yeates. Pádraig is the author of Lockout: 1913 and chairman of the 1913 Commemoration Committee.
7 Fine Gael and the Blueshirts
On this episode, we discuss the Blueshirts and Fine Gael. We were joined by Dr. Fearghal McGarry and Dr. Brian Hanley.
6 Terror in Ireland – 1916 to 1923 & The 1641 Rebellion
On this episode, we are joined by Professor David Fitzpatrick of Trinity College Dublin. Professor Fitzpatrick has just edited a collection of essays called Terror in Ireland – 1916 to 1923 by the Trinity History Workshop. In the second half of the show we are joined by Dr. Micheál Ó Siochrú of Trinity College Dublin. …
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