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Ireland and the Black Death of 1900.

Ireland and the Black Death of 1900.

While Bubonic plague evokes images of the Middle Ages, Ireland has had more than one brush with the dreaded disease. As recently as the year 1900, ports across Ireland prepared for an imminent outbreak...
Podcast – Ireland’s hidden hand in history

Podcast – Ireland’s hidden hand in history

It’s Christmas and to celebrate I am releasing three podcasts this week. This episode looks at the Ireland’s hidden hand in history – Irish people who you have never heard of but nevertheless played...
Video Tour of Conwy Castle, Wales

Video Tour of Conwy Castle, Wales

Conwy Castle in Northern Wales is one of the most imposing and impressive fortresses in Northern Europe. Built in the late 13th century it was thought to be impregnable. Find out...
Nearly there!

Nearly there!

This week I finally completed a draft of the book (I have stopped using the old title – I think it needs to change). Looking back now I never realised how the writing process...
Discover 5000 years of hidden history.

Discover 5000 years of hidden history.

From the frontier fortress of Castleroche to the tombs of Loughcrew this tour reveals Irelands most mesmerising sites. Before the pharaohs of Egypt built the first pyramid our distant ancestors raised the remarkable tombs...
The Conquered Lands, The Norman Invasion part XXIII

The Conquered Lands, The Norman Invasion part XXIII

By 1190 the Normans were utterly dominant throughout much of Ireland. As undisputed masters they set about tranforming their lands into societies modelled on their homelands in Wales and England. Gaelic Society was destroyed....
Podcast update on upcoming Black Death book

Podcast update on upcoming Black Death book

This podcast is the a new bonus podcast on my upcoming book ‘1348: A medieval Apocalypse – The Black Death in Ireland’ This show includes An update on my progress to date. A preview...
How do you launch an audiobook?

How do you launch an audiobook?

My second book which is on The Black Death is nearing completion and I have started to think about publicity and launches. The hard copy (as opposed to audio) launch, which will happen sometime...