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Fin Dwyer
Irish History Podcast
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 1845 and 1851, during one of the worst Famine's in modern history one million Irish people died. The...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 2,492 ratings
Fin really brings the history alive and has made me more aware of my Irish heritage. The Great Hunger series is a must-listen.
mtstatusquo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/22
Good show
Ads are annoying
MorrSett via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/21
Really enjoyed listening to Fin’s episodes on the Irish Middle Ages. Some great accounts and deep knowledge on this period. I started to listen to his recent episodes on the War of Independence. After a few episodes it becomes apparent that it is very heavily bias towards a republican account of...Read full review »
pr198626 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/21
Recent Episodes
The life of Nicholas Boran was extraordinary. Known as 'Nixie', he was born outside Castlecomer in Co Kilkenny in 1904. At the age of 18 he fought in the Civil War alongside Dan Breen in Tipperary. The harrowing violence he witnessed in the conflict permanently scarred him and challenges the...
Published 01/17/22
One of the most important buildings in terms of Irish history or archaeology is located in North County Dublin. Strange as it may sound, this building is not very old. It actually only dates from the later 20th century and it was originally an electronics factory.  However it is now owned by the...
Published 01/10/22
Published 01/10/22
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