Shaping Ireland: The Normans
In the season finale of Shaping Ireland we explore the arrival of the Normans to Ireland and the transformation they made to the once Gaelic Christian Island. This fourth episode is the concluding part of early Ireland bring the listen right to the cusp of early Modern Ireland.
October 25, 2020
Shaping Ireland: The Viking Age
In the third episode of the Shaping of Ireland series we arrive at the Viking Age and explore how Christian Ireland was plagued by sackings and raids by these unknown Norse people and how they battled to protect the life and lands. The shaping of Ireland series brings to life an easily digestible roundup of the periods that helped shape the country we know today.
October 18, 2020
Shaping Ireland: Early Christian Ireland
The second episode in the shaping of Ireland Series we explore the early Christian Ireland period. Exploring the slowly conversion from pagan to Christian and the arrival of St. Patrick. We explore his tale and learn that the St. Patrick we know today is little more complex a character than portrayed today. The shaping of Ireland series brings to life an easily digestible roundup of the periods that helped shape the country we know today.
October 11, 2020
Shaping Ireland: Prehistoric and Gaelic Ireland
The first in the Shaping of Ireland Series; We explore what life was like for the first settlers arriving to Ireland in the post Ice-age era. We journey forward millennia exploring the neolithic, bronze and iron ages. Our journey takes us to the arrival of the Celtics and the development of early Irish culture and language. The shaping of Ireland series brings to life an easily digestible roundup of the periods that helped shape the country we know today.
October 04, 2020
The Political Trio
This anthological documentary drama brings the listener on a journey through 100 years in political Irish history focusing on the three big players in Irish Politics (Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Sinn Fein) Their relationship and how they were formed once having been one party. It also explores the changes both politically, socially and economically which lead to their evolution right up to the 2020 election, giving one opinion as to why they are the way they are today.
June 13, 2020
The story of St. Patricks Day
In this short podcast, I explore the story of St. Patricks day, who St. Patrick was and how we celebrate the festival. I visit St. Patricks Cathedral Dublin to talk to Katherine McCorrmack about St. Patrick, Shamrock and history behind one of Ireland's finest Cathedrals.
March 17, 2020