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Three Castles Burning

Jun 28, 2020

The Forty Foot, to many, is forever associated with Ulysses. Others associate it with the women's movement of the 1970s, and the battle for full equality between men and women when it came to swimming in Dublin. But why is it called the Forty Foot, and how long are Dubs jumping into Dublin Bay?

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Jun 23, 2020

To us today, it is the George's Street Arcade.

Yet to Victorian Dubliners, it was the South City Markets. It opened at a turbulent time for Dublin, as the middle classes continued to move beyond the canals. Its beautiful red brick exterior is so out of place in Dublin now, but why? Thanks to Las Fallon, fire brigade...

Jun 20, 2020

Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc is the author of several studies on the Irish revolution, both local and national, but he is currently working on a study of one of the most controversial aspects of the revolution: The Disappeared.

Incredibly, this story begins in Dublin's north inner-city. In the later stages of the Rising,...

Jun 13, 2020

A shorter, extra edition of the podcast focused on the current debate around statues, looking at some of Dublin's more contested memorials but also with some ideas going forward. 

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Jun 11, 2020

The story of the anti-slavery movement in Ireland is the story not only of Frederick Douglass and O'Connell, but decades of activism. This podcast touches on the Hibernian Anti-Slavery Association, the great Equiano who visited Dublin in the 1790s and more besides.

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