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(1000 -1022) Brian Boru, The Battle of Clontarf and its aftermath

In this show I look at the real story behind Brian and the Battle of Clontarf. How did he become high-king? Was he really the first man to unify Ireland? Why did Vikings from as far away as the Orkney Islands flock to Ireland and assemble on a field in Clontarf, North of Dublin to… Read more »

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Life, power and conquest in medieval Ireland – the story of Brian Boru.

Set in a world where life was cheap and blood was the price of power, this audiobook tells the story of Ireland’s most famous high-king – Brian Boru. In what is a real life Game of Thrones historian Fin Dwyer reveals the gripping story of Brian’s relatively humble origins to his domination of Ireland in the 11th  century.

Written by: Fin Dwyer
Narrated by: Fin Dwyer
Running time: Two hours

 

 

Ireland 1014 – What a difference a millennium makes.

1000 years today, one of the most famous battle in Irish history, the Battle of Clontarf  took place. While I have made an audiobook about that battle (available below) I wanted to to mark this momentous anniversary with a podcast. In this show I look at Ireland in 1014 and some of the things about… Read more »

Audiobook ‘Brian Boru – Life, power and conquest in medieval Ireland’

Set in a world where life was cheap and blood was the price of power, this audiobook tells the story of Ireland’s most famous high-king – Brian Boru. In what is a real life Game of Thrones historian Fin Dwyer reveals the gripping story of Brian’s relatively humble origins to his domination of Ireland in… Read more »

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Five of the greatest killers in Irish history

In a show with a title such as this you might expect names such as Oliver Cromwell or Strongbow to feature heavily. While these men are responsible for the deaths of thousands of people in Ireland, the greatest killers in Irish history are not humans but disease. In this show I take a look at… Read more »

Audiobooks

Over the coming year I will be releasing the following audiobooks. As the millenium of the Battle of Clontarf approaches I am producing a two hour audiobook on the life of Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf in the coming days. Find out more here.     My best selling book “Witches, Spies &… Read more »

The Great Amnesty Campaign of 1869

On Sunday October 10th 1869, Dublin heaved with excitement and trepidation. Political banners hung from houses while the city’s trade union offices buzzed with excitement. Despite a police ban on a planned procession through the city tens of thousands of people turned out. They were joined by thousands more who flooded into the city from… Read more »

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5 Myths of Irish history

#1 Daniel O Connell Myth: Daniel O Connell, the great liberator, the man who lead the charge in achieving catholic emancipation in 1829 was a pacifist. Whatever his achievements O Connel’s pacifist credentials are a sham. While he appears to have believed it was the best strategy in Ireland he had no problem unleashing horrendous… Read more »

(1022-1072) The Man who would be King

We will see many try and emulate the great high kings including the most famous Diarmait Mc Mael na mBó the king of Leinster. This show also includes a close look at the strange place that was Viking Dublin and the unknown history of the Gaelic Irish reaction to the norman invasion of England in… Read more »

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