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A few weeks ago I announced I was looking for a sponsor. Things have progressed and the good folks at Libsyn.com should be able to link me up with a potential sponsor. However first...

Medieval Maps and Notes for Fatal Feuds podcast.

The first episode in my latest podcast series ‘Fatal Feuds’ was released yesterday. The show looks at a series of related feuds that ripped Ireland apart in the later Middle Ages. These podcasts aim...

New Book on The Black Death in Ireland out now!

Historian and podcaster Fin Dwyer has released his second book ‘1348: A Medieval Apocalypse – The Black Death in Ireland’. Exclusively for sale through this site it’s available in audio, hard back and eBook....
Whats this book about?

Whats this book about?

‘There was scarcely a house in which only one died, but commonly man and wife with their children and family crossing to death’ – John Clyn Kilkenny 1349 Our 14th century ancestors were survivors...
Publishing in the 21st Century.

Publishing in the 21st Century.

Having already published a book Witches Spies & Stockholm Syndrome, Life in Medieval Ireland I was keen to involve the podcast audience as much as possible in this project. Rather than use traditional methods...
Who brought the gun into Irish politics?

Who brought the gun into Irish politics?

Over recent months it has been frequently claimed that the 1916 Rising brought the gun into Irish politics. Without doubt this is an important question, given role of violence in modern Irish history. However...

February 23rd 1317, the day Dublin burned.

In February 1317 Dubliners were suffering from the effects of the worst famine of the Middle Ages. To make matters worse a Scots army led by Edward Bruce, brother of the king of Scotland,...

A Famine Cover Up. Cannibalism in 1849…

I am currently planning a major podcast series on The Great Famine (beginning in 2017) and I have been reading newspapers from the era. I will be posting articles I come across here as...
1900: Ireland’s last bubonic plague scare

1900: Ireland’s last bubonic plague scare

Building towards the release of my book on the Black Death – 1348: A Medieval Apocalypse on May 2nd 2016 this article look at the last time plague threatened Ireland. While bubonic plague evokes...