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Three Castles Burning

Feb 22, 2021

The Leinster Road home of Constance Markievicz was the de-facto headquarters of revolutionary boyscouts Na Fianna √Čireann, an Irish nationalist hijacking of the Baden Powell boyscout ideals. In Unionist Rathmines, Surrey House was a centre of nationalism, Suffrage activism and socialism.


Feb 14, 2021

A short edition of the podcast to mark Valentine's Day and the presence of the relics of Saint Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church. Dublin owes much to Father John Spratt, a man of charity and a social reformer, who is to thank for the presence of the relics here. The story of Valentine's relics is also the story...


Feb 10, 2021

This special edition of the podcast, produced for Dublin Chinese Lunar New Year, explores the Parnell Street and Moore Street areas in the context of how new communities have come to settle there. This area is now fundamentally linked to Chinese and Asian cuisine and culture in Dublin, but also has a surprisingly long...


Feb 2, 2021

Patrick Kavanagh described coming to Dublin as the worst mistake of his life. In truth, the city would shape him as a poet and as a man.  There are traces of Kavanagh to be found in different parts of the city today, but nowhere moreso than in the Dublin 4 neighbourhood he immortalised forever.

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