The Black Death“It’s way worse than the famine in terms of catastrophe.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Will this pandemic lead to revolution? No-one knows for sure, but if the Black Death is anything to go by, there could be some sort of re-balancing of power in society. Fin Dwyer, creator and presenter of The Irish History Podcast, thinks we can learn a lot about what might be ahead of us from looking at medieval plagues and …

Turtle Bunbury“They had this Venetian red pigment and with that they created – invented – the Redcoat.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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If you’ve ever wanted to know why the British armed forces wore red for much of the last four hundred years, keep reading. But the first thing Oliver Callan – sitting in for Ryan Tubridy – wanted to get out of the way when Turtle Bunbury came into studio, was, well, where his name comes from. Turns out Turtle is …

Daniel O'Connell - Forgotten King of Ireland“I think it’s time to look again at a man who believed in purely peaceful means of progress.”

As heard on Today with Miriam

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Daniel O’Connell,  “The Liberator”, the man whose voice rang out at monster meetings up and down the island of Ireland, a tireless crusader for religious freedom and the abolition of slavery has been “forgotten in plain sight”. That’s according to broadcaster Olivia O’Leary, whose new two-part series is the first new documentary on O’Connell to be broadcast on RTÉ television in …