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Women of the Revolution

Revolutionary Ireland

Release Date: 06/15/2020

Jimmy Gralton show art Jimmy Gralton

Revolutionary Ireland

Jimmy Gralton was deported from Leitrim, Ireland in 1933 after a campaign against him orchestrated by the Catholic Church. In this episode Lorcan Collins examines the reasons why an IRA Volunteer ended up being banished from the country of his birth. Special guest Donal Fallon.

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James Connolly Part 2 show art James Connolly Part 2

Revolutionary Ireland

Join Lorcan Collins for part two of the podcast on James Connolly, detailing his life from his return to Ireland from the United States in 1910 to his eventual execution on 12 May 1916 in Kilmainham Gaol.

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James Connolly Part One show art James Connolly Part One

Revolutionary Ireland

Join Lorcan Collins for a podcast on the revolutionary socialist republican James Connolly who was wounded during the Easter Rising in 1916 and executed in Kilmainham Gaol. In Part One Lorcan traces Connolly's life, examining his early years in Scotland, how he joined the British Army, his family life in Ireland and his emigration to the United States in 1903 culminating with his return to Dublin in 1910.

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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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The Listowel Mutiny show art The Listowel Mutiny

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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Connaught Rangers Mutiny show art Connaught Rangers Mutiny

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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Women of the Revolution show art Women of the Revolution

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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Kevin Barry show art Kevin Barry

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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The 1916 Proclamation show art The 1916 Proclamation

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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The Rise of Sinn Fein show art The Rise of Sinn Fein

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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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.