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Three Castles Burning

Jan 24, 2021

2021 marks 50 years since the first of the Poolbeg stacks went up. The Pigeon House/Poolbeg is at the centre of the story of electricity in Dublin. How have these red and white chimneys come to be a symbol of Dublin, and why are other industrial features forgotten by comparison? Most importantly, what does the...

Jan 19, 2021

Where did Monto come from, and how did it last so long? Immortalised as Nighttown by Joyce, Dublin's red light district was a product of more than just the military presence in Dublin. This podcast explores the Monto in reality and memory.

Jan 11, 2021

In December 1759, a 'mob' of some three thousand people made their way from the Coombe to College Green. Some of them proceeded to enter the Irish Parliament, demanding that politicians swear an oath and even occupying the throne of the House of Lords.  But what influenced them to do it, and what became -or...

Jan 5, 2021

1968 brings to mind the occupied universities of Paris, or the student protests for Civil Rights reform in the United States. In a year of global student revolt, curious things were happening on Irish campuses. From Maoists in Trinity College to a young Kevin Myers in UCD, many were seeking change. In Paris, the...