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Three Castles Burning

Apr 29, 2021

The bicycle has been at the heart of Irish history in sometimes surprising ways. Sport, revolution and literature have all benefited from its place in our lives. This edition of the podcast is dedicated to the memory of Paddy Cahill.

Apr 22, 2021

A besieged party office on Great Strand Street, a planned ambush from the rooftops of Westmoreland Street, a riot in Glasnevin Cemetery and a march on Leinster House abandoned at the eleventh hour. These events are all part of the story of Dublin and the road to the Spanish Civil War. Historian Fergus Whelan joins me on...

Apr 15, 2021

Billy Behan came from a family steeped in Dublin's footballing tradition. He went on to become chief scout for Manchester United in Ireland, spotting all from Liam Whelan to Paul McGrath. Over several decades, players he found went on to international acclaim.

Apr 6, 2021

From the 1830s until 1925, the Dublin Metropolitan Police patrolled the streets of Dublin. From rampaging bulls to political radicals, they were ever-busy. Surprising traces of them remain in Dublin today.