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.

1348: A Medieval Apocalypse will immerse you in a fascinating and forgotten world. Late medieval Ireland was a land ravaged by invasion, famine and disease where history proves stranger than fiction.

The book begins in 1315 when a Scots army invaded Ulster triggering three years of devastating war and famine. Ireland had scarcely recovered before the greatest killer in recorded human history – The Black Death – struck in 1348. Life would never be the same again. As this devastating plague swept through Ireland’s cities and towns, many believed they were facing the end of the world.

Telling the story of eight individuals who lived through such chaotic times, the book is laced with evocative details from daily life in late medieval Ireland.

Free preview of Chapter VI – The Great Mortality – Friar John Clyn

From the life of James Butler, the Earl of the Ormond to that of Johanna Stackpoll (a previously unknown Dublin widow unearthed in research) this book will fascinate and unnerve in equal measure.

Some people were survivors, others were less fortunate, their stories are all fascinating.

Funded by listeners to The Irish History Podcast book is exclusively available through this website.

3 comments on “New Book on The Black Death in Ireland out now!

  1. Susan O'Neill-Thornburg on

    Fin: Superior job!! You have inspired me even as I completed my own work – Life Song: An Irish Odyssey. You have aided me in innumerable ways, proven source of inspiration for me. I will post this on facebook here in the U.S. to share with my contacts. They will fall in love with you, too. Best regards, Sue O’Neill

  2. Dan on

    Greetings,
    I’ve purchased my audio copy of the new book. Is there an easy way to listen on my iPhone directly, without using a computer? It seems the files start playing in the browser, but don’t play all the way through – just a couple of minutes in, they restart. Thanks.

  3. Michael MacFaden on

    I burned four audio cds to listen to Fin tell a mind blowing, spine tingling tail of war, famine, and the never ending struggle for power for the 1% and the will to survive on for the 99%. Bravo agus comhghairdeas Fin!

    Le meas,
    Mike MacFaden

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