Irish History Podcasts

Explore your history in 100s of fascinating free podcasts

The Great Famine

Between 1845 - 1852 around one million Irish people perished during the Great Hunger - Ireland would never be the same again.

36 Episodes View Series

Norman Invasion

In 1170 a Norman Lord waded ashore in Waterford with an army. Decades of battles, sieges & conquest had just began...

23 Episodes View Series

Maamtrasna Murders

In August 1882, the remote community of Maamtrasna on the Mayo-Galway border made headlines around the world.

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Witches & Witchcraft

Our ancestors believed in magic, witches and demons - beliefs which saw numerous people killed - the last of whom was burned in 1895!

6 Episodes View Series

Medieval Life

From battlefields and violence to bedrooms and sex, this series looks at medieval Ireland was really like.

29 Episodes View Series

High Kings and Vikings

Highkings dominated Ireland for centuries. However from 800 onwards they faced a new challenge - the Vikings.

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Modern Irish History

This podcast series looks at everything from the IRA to story of Nazi war criminals who sought refuge in Ireland after the war.

19 Episodes View Series

Communism and Coal

For three centuries the town of Castlecomer in North Co. Kilkenny staged one of the most fascinating but forgotten struggles in Irish history.

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Fatal Feuds

Fatal Feuds is a five part epic series that looks at one of the most ruthless feuds in Medieval Ireland. It traces the rise of the de Burgh Family until they face their great crisis in 1315 when a Scots Army invades Ireland.

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Phoenix Park Murders

In 1882 the Phoenix Park Murders shocked Ireland. The story of the killings and the subsequent manhunt is intriguing.

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