Three Castles Burning
Three Castles Burning is a social history podcast, dedicated to the story of the Irish capital. Dublin is a city of many stories, Three Castles Burning tells some of the more forgotten ones.
info_outline Dublin's Little Jerusalem 03/25/2020
Dublin's Little Jerusalem The area around Portobello, the South Circular Road and Clanbrassil Street was once Little Jerusalem, the beating heart of Jewish Dublin. But why did they settle there, what brought them to Ireland and "what have the Jews ever done for us."
info_outline They're Looting In The Town 03/18/2020
They're Looting In The Town As an Irish Republic was proclaimed on 24 April 1916, some Dubliners decided the time had come to take whatever they could get. At Noblett's sweet shop, Lawrence's toy shop and across the city, the looters got to work, burning buildings as they went. Las Fallon returns (Fire Brigade historian) to discuss the 1916 looters, who had a significant impact on the early stages of the Rising, and who became part of its folklore.
info_outline A Little Offering Never Ends: Willie Bermingham 03/07/2020
A Little Offering Never Ends: Willie Bermingham It is 30 years since the death of the activist and ALONE founder Willie Bermingham, who did improtant work in highlighting the plight of Dublin's elderly and poor in the decaying city of the 70s and 80s. A firefighter, trade unionist and proud Dubliner from Inchicore, his name remains widely known in Dublin today, and his work unfinished. Guest is Willie Bermingham Junior.
info_outline The Great Liberties Whiskey Fire (with Las Fallon) 02/22/2020
The Great Liberties Whiskey Fire (with Las Fallon) The single most destructive fire of nineteenth century Dublin hit the city in 1875. In Dublin's Liberties, whiskey blazed and flowed through the streets like lava. Multiple people were killed, the streetscape was changed forever and likewise distilling in Dublin. Guest is Las Fallon, retired Dublin firefighter and historian of the fire service. Las is the author of a new history of the whiskey fire, published by Kilmainham Tales.
info_outline "The Gunmen Are Voting For Fianna Fáil" - The 1932 General Election 02/06/2020
"The Gunmen Are Voting For Fianna Fáil" - The 1932 General Election The 1932 General Election reshaped the Irish political landscape, and in Dublin it played out in some unusual ways. A red scare, rioting, and even a Thompson submachine gun in Leinster House are all part of the story. No guest this week. Vote Early, Vote Often.
info_outline Gangs Of Old Dublin: Liberty Boys and Ormond Boys (with Cathy Scuffil) 01/26/2020
Gangs Of Old Dublin: Liberty Boys and Ormond Boys (with Cathy Scuffil) Gang violence is nothing new in the Hibernian Metropolis. This podcast examines the infamous Liberty Boys and Ormond Boys, who came to blows in 18th century Dublin. Guest is Catherine Scuffil, Historian in Residence to DCC and Liberties expert.
info_outline Séamus Ennis: Old Traditions and New Revivals (with Leagues O'Toole) 12/13/2019
Séamus Ennis: Old Traditions and New Revivals (with Leagues O'Toole) Séamus Ennis (1919-1982) was many things. A collector of songs and music, he was a master of the Uileann Pipes and central to the Irish folk revival. This episode sees Leagues O'Toole, author of The Humours of Planxty, join host Donal Fallon to discuss Ennis and his influence.
info_outline Grogans: The Making of a Literary Pub 12/04/2019
Grogans: The Making of a Literary Pub The story of The Castle Lounge (Grogans) is deeply entangled with the literary history of Dublin, not to mention politics and the arts. It is a story that in many ways begins on Harry Street, with legendary Dublin barman Paddy O'Brien. Luke Kelly, Kathleen Behan, Noel Gallagher and more besides feature. Guest voices are Dara Gannon, Nicky Kelly, John Moynes and Paul Tuthill.
info_outline The Bachelors Walk Massacre (Featuring Lorcan Collins) 11/19/2019
The Bachelors Walk Massacre (Featuring Lorcan Collins) The Bachelors Walk Massacre of 1914 was a turning point event in the Irish revolution, shocking Dubliners and packing the ranks of the Irish Volunteers. Yet today the event is largely forgotten, without so much as a plaque honouring the victims. Guest: Lorcan Collins, Historian and Author. Hosted by Donal Fallon ()