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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....
Podcast: Grubs Up – Food in Medieval Ireland.

Podcast: Grubs Up – Food in Medieval Ireland.

Many of the foods you will eat on Christmas day were unknown to medieval Europeans. Turkey, cranberries and even potatoes only arrived in Europe after the conquest of the Americas began. This podcast looks...
Sex and Scandal in Medieval Ireland

Sex and Scandal in Medieval Ireland

On January 13th 1358, John Rathcoul a merchant from Dundalk agreed to take on a young apprentice Nicholas O’Molaghallyn. The two made a contract where John agreed to teach Nicholas the ‘merchants arts’ while...
5 Great Film Clips from Irish History

5 Great Film Clips from Irish History

Imagine how our understanding of the Norman invasion of Ireland might change if we had footage of Strongbow entering Dublin in 1170 or what we might think of Brian Boru if we had footage...
Christmas day in Clifden Workhouse 1847

Christmas day in Clifden Workhouse 1847

I was researching the Great Irish Famine (1845-51) when I came across this bleak report written in Clifden workhouse on Christmas day 1847. The situation in Ireland was desperate by 1847 when famine related...

An ABC of Irish Annals

One of the main sources for medieval Irish history, The Annals of the Four Masters, has an entry for the year 887 which talks about a mermaid 195 feet tall. So can you trust...
Barbarians

Barbarians

This episode begins what will be a fascinating journey through the last 1500 years of Irish History looking at some of the most fascinating chapters in the island’s past. While the coming episodes will...