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Three Castles Burning

Mar 30, 2021

Parke Neville was a surveyor and engineer. He transformed Dublin in ways we still see today - the Fruit and Vegetable Market was his idea and design, the Vartry water scheme was his crowning achievement and he even paved our streets. Curiously forgotten now, he remains one of Dublin's greatest servants.

Mar 23, 2021

The writer James Plunkett gave us one of the all-time Dublin classics in Strumpet City. He idealised Big Jim Larkin, seeing in him a living representation of a heroic time in the city in which his own father had played a part. Condemned from pulpit and defended by Behan, this is the story of James Plunkett.


Mar 17, 2021

There are curious traces of Patrick - and his legacy - around Dublin today. A mural painted during the Irish cultural revival in City Hall positions him amidst nationalist struggle, while a well hidden below Trinity College claims strong connections. How much of Saint Patrick - and our idea of him - is imported from the...

Mar 9, 2021

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The O'Connell Bridge has a surprising history - from James Gandon to Father Pat Noise. It has long been a place of protest and a place of commerce. This podcast explores the bridge and its many characters.

Mar 1, 2021

Cinemas boomed in the Dublin of the 1920s and 1930s, but by the 1960s and 1970s the industry was in massive decline. How did some cinemas make it less than two decades before becoming bingo halls? And how did one Dublin cinema club prosper even against the backdrop of a dying industry?