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A map of Ireland’s rival kingdoms c.1170.

A map of Ireland’s rival kingdoms c.1170.

On the eve of the Norman Invasion, Ireland was divided into several rival kingdoms fighting a bloody and ruthless struggle to dominate the island. Much of this struggle is covered in the early episodes...
Barbarians

Barbarians

Have you ever been puzzled by history? Did people really only live to 40? What was it like to go to a medieval dentist? Maybe you’ve been puzzled how people survived before email, phones,...

So whats this blog about then?

Welcome to Irishhistorypodcast.ie. This website accompanies the podcast series The Irish history podcast. Over the various podcasts I hope to investigate Irish history from the Early Medieval Period, wading through truths, half truths, lies...