The History of Ireland

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In this episode we follow Eamon De Valera as he steps into 10 Downing Street to negotiate with David Lloyd George, as the two men try to figure out what it is the other wants and how best to build on the Truce. See for priva
Exactly one hundred years ago today, at 12 o'clock in the afternoon a truce between British forces and the Irish Republican Army came into effect. This truce effectively ended the Irish War of Independence, though know one knew that for sure at
In this episode we ask whether the only military operation discussed and approved by the Dail was a propaganda masterstroke or a military blunder... See for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode we look at everything going on in March, April and May of 1921. These last months were the bloodiest of the war and both sides were starting to struggle. See for privacy and opt-out information.
In the second part of our episode on violence against women during the Irish War of Independence we look sexual violence and why it was grossly underreported during the period. See for privacy and opt-out information.
In the first of a two part episode we explore violence against women during the Irish War of Independence. See for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode we interrogate the relationship between the IRA and the Irish public. From farmers happily donating their hard earned cash to informers shot and left as a warning for others, people across Ireland interacted with the IRA in very
In this episode we explore how the violence War of Independence ramped up in 1921 and explore how one safe house in Clonmult turned out to be anything but safe.The image from this episode is borrowed from The Battle of Clonmult by Tom O'Neil.
In this episode Eamon de Valera finally returns to Ireland and we look at the effect this had on the movement... See for privacy and opt-out information.
In today's episode we look at the very first tentative steps towards a truce. Spoiler alert, it all falls a part and paves the way for bloodiest months of the entire conflict. See for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode drunken arsons come face to face with courageous fire fighters in one of the most cataclysmic reprisals of the war. It really did act as a violent full stop to 1920. See for privacy and opt-out information.
We are back people! After a little bit of a Christmas break we're ready and raring to go. In this episode we take a detailed look at how a bunch of 20 something year old's from Cork wiped out what was meant to be one of the British forces most
Totally non-history related content, but it's for a good cause! My other project, the band Four in the Morning is releasing a Christmas single to raise money for the St Vincent De Paul. It's a very 2020 song about being stuck in Melbourne and n
In this the last of our series on Bloody Sunday 1920 we look at what happened in Dublin Castle on the evening of the 21st, try and uncover who of the IRA's targets were actually guilty and examine the wider effects of Bloody Sunday on The Irish
Today we look at one of the most brutal reprisals carried out by the British so far in the War of Independence. One that left a distinct mark on the GAA and shook Dublin to its very core. See for privacy and opt-out informati
In this the first of a three parts, we look at how Ormond Winter took the intelligence fight to the IRA and how in retaliation they carried out the biggest single attack Dublin saw throughout the war. See for privacy and opt-
In the last episode we look at the Irish approach to the war in quite broad strokes. Today we dive into the specifics, detailing a raid on a group of RIC men guarding a bread lorry and then looking at the propaganda battle that followed. A prop
In this episode we look at the structure of the IRA and Cumann na mBan, and how they worked against the British in the later half of 1920. See for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode we look at how a few pints of a Monday night turned into one of the most infamous reprisals events of 1920.For further information, check out the full talk from Jim Walsh of Balbriggran Historicla here:
In this episode we introduce Terence MacSwiney, the Lord Mayor of Cork who became famous all over the world after he went on a hunger strike in protest against his arrest by the British. See for privacy and opt-out informatio
This week we travel to India and look at the complex interactions between the Irish and India, all through the lens of a remarkable (but admittedly inconsequential) mutiny on June 28th 1920 in Jalandhar, India. See for privac
In this episode we discuss the second paramilitary force set up in Ireland to combat the IRA. An elite squad of veteran officers the Auxies as they became known were a step above the Black and Tans, and were maybe even more deadly. See acast.
In this episode we look at how the Dail met to decide what to do about the sectarian violence raging through Ulster in the summer of 1920. Their decision? Well let's just say it didn't have quite the affect they were hoping for. See
Bang on 100 years ago on July 21st 1920, riots erupted in the Belfast shipyards. This week we investigate what was the cause and continue to look at Northern Ireland throughout the 1920s. We also introduce the Ancient Order of Hibernians, discu
We've hit over 150,000 downloads and to celebrate I've teamed up with the amazing Luke Healy to put together some kick ass merch.It's a great way to help support the show, plus who doesn't love a historically themed tshirt? As always, keen to h
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