69 Croke Park and Bloody Sunday

On this episode of the show we were joined by Michael Foley to discuss his book, The Bloodied Field, about the events in Croke Park on the 21st of November 1920. That day would become known as Bloody Sunday. On that morning, the IRA killed or mortally wounded 16 people in a co – ordinated […]

59 Housing in Dublin in the 20th Century

On this episode of the show we were joined by Dr. Ruth McManus, Associate Professor of Geography in the School of History and Geography in Dublin City University, to discuss housing in Dublin in the 20th century. We discussed Dublin Corporation’s early attempts to provide housing in the late 19th century; the 1913 Lockout and […]

57 The Jacobite Parliament of 1689

On this episode of the show we were joined by Dr. Pádraig Lenihan of NUI Galway to discuss the 1689 Irish Parliament. The Patriot, or Jacobite, Parliament was called by King James II during the 1689 to 1691 war in Ireland. It was the first Irish Parliament called since 1666 and held only one session, […]

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 […]

43 The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79 Boiling volcano?

On this episode of the Irish History Show, John Dorney talks to Dr. Brian Hanley about his new book “The impact of the Troubles on the Republic of Ireland, 1968–79 Boiling Volcano?” This is the first book to examine in detail the impact of the Northern Irish Troubles on southern Irish society. This study vividly […]

40 Dublin and the Great War Part 3

  Part 3 of Near FM’s series on Dublin and the Great War. Jennifer Wellington and Tom Burke discuss the Royal Dublin Fusiliers and how the Great War is remembered. Songs from the era are provided by Luke Cheevers, Fergus Russell and Frank Nugent all from An Góilín singers. Presented by Ciarán Murray, produced by […]

39 Dublin and the Great War Part 2

Part 2 of Near FM’s series on Dublin and the Great War.  This episode looks at women and the First World War.  Fionnuala Walsh and Niamh Murray speak about the suffragette movement and women at work. Máire Ni Chróinín from An Góilín sings songs from the era.  Presented by Ciarán Murray, produced by Donie Tarrant […]

37 The Civil War in Dublin

On this episode, John Dorney discusses his new book, The Civil War in Dublin: The Fight for the Irish Capital, 1922–1924. The start of the Irish Civil War was signalled by the artillery bombardment of the Four Courts in Dublin on 28 June 1922. A week later, the Four Courts was gutted and O’Connell Street […]

21 Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working – Class Life

On this episode the presenters are joined by Dr. David Convery to discuss a new collection of essays he has edited entitled ‘Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working – Class Life.’ The books features essays by Conor McCabe, David Convery, James Curry, Alan J.M. Noonan, Fiona Devoy McAuliffe, Donal Fallon, Sarah-Anne Buckley, Christopher J.V. […]