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The Irish Republic's foundation is one hell of a story, complete with spying secretaries, pig thieves, politicians, poets, school teachers and the world's biggest empire. In quick, bite-sized episodes, we're going to explore the causes, characters and aftermath of the Irish War of Independence. Support the show through Patreon for bonus content and ad free listening! www.patreon.com/thehistoryofireland Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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MMA podcast looking back at forgotten gems from the UFC and beyond. Irish MMA writer @TheJivemaster in Dublin, Ireland and comedian @Jasonbcomedy in Austin, Texas.
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Here's the penultimate episode of the Bertie series, The Celtic Pelican. The wheels are coming off the county as the Celtic Tiger gets put down and replaced with a Celtic Pelican, right when the country needs him most, Bert is distracted by his own personal affairs and ends up stepping down as Taoiseach just before the economy implodes. . If you wa…
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Well hello, here's part 3.5 of the Bertie series, the Mahon Tribunal. We've been doing the rest of the Flood / Mahon Tribunal stuff behind the paywall so if you want to get the full story you can head over to the Patreon and get it all there for a fiver. . You can follow us on Instagram to see video clips from each episode and ALSO you can find tic…
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Hello, we're back with part three of the Bertie series and in this episode we talk about his second term in government and start seeing some of his big failings as a leader. Hope ye enjoy this episode and have a lovely St Patrick's weekend! . You can follow us on Instagram to see video clips from each episode and ALSO you can find tickets for all o…
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Well hellllo, we're bringing the podcast on tour again and travelling across the island of Ireland talking shite with some of our favourite guests! 21st March - Accidental Theatre, Belfast 25th April - 4 Dame Lane, Dublin 3rd May - Coughlan’s, Cork 10th May - Seven Bridge Street, Galway 17th May - Commercial, Limerick 23rd May - Spirit Store, Dunda…
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Hello, here's a little preview of our Patreon cowboy special on Ben Dunne Jnr. We talk about how one mans wild weekend in Florida started a chain reaction which led to Bertie Ahern stepping down as Taoiseach some 16 years later. . If you want to listen to the full Ben Dunne / McCracken story (as well as all the other bonus episodes we have) you can…
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Irish men blowing each other to smithereens – there's a reason March 1923 is often referred to as the month of terror. In this episode we explore the Ballyseedy Massacre and the other similarly gruesome events that occurred in Kerry towards the end of the Irish Civil War. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.…
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Hello, and welcome back to the Bertie Bowl. Here's episode two of our Ahern series, in this one we cover his first term as Taoiseach (1997 - 2002) and the origin of the tribunals that eventually lead to him stepping down. . We're also about to release the first tribunal spin off episode over on the patreon, so if you want to hear us tell the full M…
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Hello, and welcome back for season 11! It's the 6th year of the podcast and to celebrate we're doing a deep dive series into one of the biggest figures from modern Irish politics, Bertie Ahern. Over the next few weeks we'll be putting out loads more Bertie and Bertie related episodes, some of which will be behind the Patreon, so if you want to get …
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Hellllo! For this weeks episode we had the wonderful Alison Spittle with us to talk about Belvedere house and a whole load of other Westmeath related bits! . Alos while you're clicking links you can support us on Patreon or follow us on Instagram to see video clips and find out about all our upcoming live shows, or just buy tickets direct from here…
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Hellllo! And we're back in 2024 with a special episode about Harry Boland that I (Kevin) recorded with Kevin Dolan of The History of Ireland Podcast a few weeks ago. If you like this episode you can check out the rest of Kev's stuff on the Irish Civil War here. . Alos while you're clicking links you can support us on Patreon or follow us on Instagr…
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This week we had Ronan Carey from the fantastic Dream Gun Film Reads join us to talk about an Irish classic, John Crowley's Intermission. You can see Dreamgun live in Smock Alley on Nov 29th - Dec 2nd, find tickets over here. You can support us on Patreon or follow us on Instagram/tell all your friends or scream at random peiple on the street about…
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