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Podcast: Getting Started in Local History

Seamus O’Matiu   Getting Started in Local History Seamus O’Matiu introduces a range of documents that can be used for the study of local history. He explains why local history can enrich our understanding of personal and family history. Listen … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold Stories

David Edwards The Tudor Conquest of Ireland: Untold Stories The Tudor conquest shouldn’t be understood solely in terms of set piece battles, massacres and scorched earth policies.Between 1546 and 1603 English forces in Ireland engaged in low-level campaigns, garrisons and … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Sport and Everyday Ireland

Paul Rouse Sport and the Everyday in Ireland. There are aspects of Ireland’s sporting history that are uniquely Irish and defined by the peculiarities of life on a small island on the edge of Europe. The Irish sporting world is … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Irish Soldiers & Rebels: tracing WW1 and Irish revolutionary ancestors

Brian Donovan   Irish Soldiers & Rebels: tracing WW1 and Irish revolutionary ancestors The years 1912-23 saw the deaths of over 75,000 from Ireland in armed conflict, from the fields of France to the streets of Dublin. Irish men and … Continue reading

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Podcasts: What Industrial Heritage

Rob Goodbody What Industrial Heritage On Heritage Week, renowned historical geographer, Rob Goodbody, discussed Ireland’s industrial heritage. It’s a truism that Ireland never had much industry to speak of, so does Ireland have an industrial heritage? Rob Goodbody takes us … Continue reading

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Podcasts: Secrets of the Bog Bodies

Ned Kelly The Secrets of The Bog Bodies Bog bodies are rare survivals of human remains from earlier times. The properties of bogs are such that, occasionally, bodies are preserved to an exceptional degree with hair, skin, hands, internal organs … Continue reading

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Podcasts: The Irish DNA Atlas

Gianpiero Cavalleri The Irish DNA Atlas: We all carry a record of our origins in our genes. Genetic genealogy uses DNA testing with documentary evidence, to prove family connections. Our first speaker, Dr. Gianpiero Cavalleri outlined how genetic genealogy works, … Continue reading

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Podcasts: The house on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project

Ray Gillespie The house on Bunion Hill: an Irish census project How do you write local history?  In the past people worked within a world of family and community. For that reason, genealogy is a very important resource for the … Continue reading

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