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The Easter Rising

Revolutionary Ireland

Release Date: 05/15/2020

Murder of Tómas MacCurtain show art Murder of Tómas MacCurtain

Revolutionary Ireland

Join Lorcan Collins for a short podcast on the shooting of Cork's Lord Mayor Tómas MacCurtain in March 1920. The IRA take their revenge on District Inspector Swanzy, the RIC man who was one of the killers. This in turn has repercussions for the people of Lisburn and Belfast in August 1920.

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Revolutionary Ireland

Join Lorcan Collins for a short podcast as he discusses the RIC (Irish Police) mutiny in Co. Kerry in June 1920 led by Constable Jeremiah Mee followed by the shooting of Lieutenant Colonel Smith by the IRA in July 1920.

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Revolutionary Ireland

In this episode Lorcan Collins speaks with Dr Conor McNamara about the mutiny of Irish (and some English) soldiers in the British Army who were stationed in India. The mutiny began at teh end of June 1920 when the Black and Tans were rampaging around Ireland. When word got to India about what what happening in Ireland the soldiers of the Connaught Rangers downed arms and refused to serve the King with deadly consequences. 

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Revolutionary Ireland

In this episode Lorcan Collins discussed the role of women in the Irish revolutionary period from 1916 to 1923. Lorcan interviews teh author and historian Liz Gillis.

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Revolutionary Ireland

Join Lorcan Collins as he discusses the events surrounding the execution of young Kevin Barry an IRA Volunteer who was hanged in Mountjoy Jail, Dublin, Ireland on 1 November 1920

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Revolutionary Ireland

Lorcan Collins discusses the history of the 1916 Proclamation, who wrote it and how it was printed. A special goes, Cuan Ó Seireadáin explains the Irish language aspect of Ireland's most iconic and historical document.

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Revolutionary Ireland

Sinn Féin scored a massive victory in the December 1918 General Election in Ireland. In this episode Lorcan Collins is joined by Donal Fallon to discuss the factors that led to the rise in popularity of radical republican ideology in Ireland in the aftermath of the Easter Rising

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Revolutionary Ireland

Events of 1916 Rising Ireland. In the previous episode we looked at the build up to the Easter Rising and this week Lorcan Collins examines the events during that momentous week in Ireland in 1916.

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Revolutionary Ireland

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Events of 1916 Rising Ireland. In the previous episode we looked at the build up to the Easter Rising and this week Lorcan Collins examines the events during that momentous week in Ireland in 1916.