Wed, 23 April 2014
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 the events surrounding Clontarf and Irelands greatest high-king Brian Boru (available at www.irishhistorypodcast.ie/brianboru), I nonetheless wanted to mark this momentous anniversary with a podcast. In this show I look at Ireland in 1014 and some of the things about that world that would stun, shock and surprise us. From Population to paganism there is alot about the world of Clontarf and Brian Boru thats often forgotten!
Direct download: Ireland_1014_-_What_a_difference_a_millennium_makes.mp3
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Wed, 16 April 2014
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 the worst diseases to hit Ireland and how they changed the course of our history.
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