The Irish History Show is presented and produced by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney.  The show is broadcast on Near FM in Dublin.

John Dorney has a BA in Irish History from UCD and an MA in Journalism from Griffith College.  He has been an on screen contributor to Scannal (RTÉ), My Civil War (RTÉ), TV3’s live coverage of the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary and Who do you think you are? (RTÉ). John Dorney also runs, and writes for, The Irish Story website.

Cathal Brennan has third level qualifications in Media Production (Marino College), TV and Video Production (Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology), Research Skills for TV (Screen Training Ireland) and has a BA in Irish History from Trinity College, Dublin.  He has worked as a researcher on Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC, RTÉ and NBC versions), The Children of the Revolution (RTÉ) and The Great House Revival (RTÉ).  He also writes articles for The Irish Story.

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  1. Hi Cathal and John, Am quite keen to record something for the Show on my new book on the defence of TCD in the 1916 Rising (Four Courts Press). Am in my last week in Dublin, however, so time is tight. (I need to fly home to NZ and shout at the screen to ensure we win a third Rugby World Cup.)

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