In the wake of the February 24, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, much attention has focused on the history of Ukraine. Nadia Dobrianska is a Ukrainian lawyer and human rights activist as well as a scholar of modern Irish history. She is also currently (August 2022) a refugee in Ireland, fleeing war in Ukraine. Here …
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78 Howe Peter Browne 2nd Marquess of Sligo
On this episode of the Irish History Show we were joined by Anne Chambers to discuss her book, The Great Leviathan, The life of Howe Peter Browne, 2nd Marquess of Sligo, 1788 – 1845. His story moves from Westport House in county Mayo to Eton, into the staid family world of King George III at …
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22 Population changes in Ireland in the Early – Modern period
On this episode the presenters are joined by Dr. Pádraig Lenihan to discuss population changes in Ireland in the Early – Modern period. Dr. Lenihan discusses the Plantations, the Cromwellian Reconquest, Scottish migration during the Williamite era, the famine of 1740 – 41 and the Great Famine of 1845 to 52.