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John Creedon on An Irish Folklore Treasury and his interest in placenames, history, language and lore…

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40 minutes | Monday, 16 January 2023
John Creedon talks to Dave Macardle about his book An Irish Folklore Treasury and explains the roots of his love of place names, history, language and lore.
1 hour 21 minutes | Tuesday, 27 December 2022
The Nine Years War was one of the most traumatic and bloody conflicts in the history of Ireland.
1 hour 13 minutes | Tuesday, 27 December 2022
The Nine Years War was one of the most traumatic and bloody conflicts in the history of Ireland.
1 hour 8 minutes | Friday, 16 December 2022
Gerard Martin O’Brien traces a history of what is now the Glen River Par
60 minutes | Monday, 12 December 2022
Elvera Butler on ‘Downtown Kampus at The Arcadia 1977-81’
45 minutes | Monday, 28 November 2022
Colum Kenny author of A Bitter War discusses the Irish Civil War 1922-23
1 hour 20 minutes | Friday, 11 November 2022
UCC historian and author Gabriel Doherty in conversation with Dave Macardle discussing his role in the brand-new Cork University Press publication: ‘The Art and Ideology of Terence MacSwiney: Caught in the living flame.’
57 minutes | Friday, 14 October 2022
First a book by the Shandon Area History Group and now documentary produced by Frameworks Films – screened as part of the Spirit of Mother Jones Festival and Indie Cork 2022
26 minutes | Friday, 14 October 2022
Anne Twomey of Shandon Area History Group tells Dave about the formation of the group, pays tribute to the woman who sparked her interest in history and indulges Dave’s curiosity about a range of aspects of Cork City’s history
54 minutes | Wednesday, 14 September 2022
In this Cork History Matters podcast Dave chats to historians John Borgonovo & Gerry White.
38 minutes | Friday, 19 August 2022
Grandnephew of Micheal Collins in conversation with Dave on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the Béal na Bláth ambush in West Cork that robbed Ireland of one the most charismatic, intelligent and impressive figures of the age. He died aged just 31.
42 minutes | Thursday, 7 July 2022
Hear many stories culled from the archives of the world’s oldest yacht club
53 minutes | Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Ireland's first great rock icon was Cork's Rory Gallagher...
41 minutes | Saturday, 14 May 2022
The Cork International Exhibition of 1902 was an enormous feat of organisation that hosted some 1.8 million visitors and attracted enormous international attention on Cork.
35 minutes | Friday, 4 March 2022
The Tale of The West Cork Fisherman & DJ Andrew Weatherall's Tattoos 'Fail We May, Sail We Must' Dave chats to Gerard Sheehy from Baltimore in the latest edition of Cork History Matters
1 hour 9 minutes | Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Gabriel Doherty of UCC History department discusses Cork & Ireland in 1922 with Dave Mac. From the British handover to Michael Collins at Dublin Castle in January to the civil war that broke out 6 months later.
1 hour 1 minute | Monday, 17 January 2022
Dave Mac delves deep into the story of Ireland’s first outdoor music festival in Macroom in the late 70s in the company of Cork author & publisher Roz Crowley whose book Macroom Mountain Dew is available in Nano Nagle Place or online
1 hour 12 minutes | Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Dave MacArdle continues his series of conversations with UCC historian Gabriel Doherty who takes him through the dramatic events of the Truce in summer 1921, the Treaty, the foundation of the Free State and the outbreak of Civil War
1 hour 12 minutes | Tuesday, 28 September 2021
The latest in a series of conversations with UCC historian Gabriel Doherty who takes Dave through the dramatic events of the Truce in summer 1921
1 hour 8 minutes | Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Dave Macardle continues his series of conversations with UCC historian Gabriel Doherty who takes him through the dramatic events of the first 6 months of 1921 in Ireland's War of Independence.
41 minutes | Friday, 12 February 2021
The story behind Skellig Night (Shrove Tuesday) & Bonna night (St. John’s Eve) with local historian Dunmanway man Kieran Connolly
1 hour 7 minutes | Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Ahead of this weekend’s All-Ireland Football final Dave spoke to author Kieran Connolly about Cork’s GAA Holy Trinity of Archbishop Croke, born in Kilbrin, Liam MacCarthy, born in London of Ballygarvan parents and Dunmanway man Sam Maguire
1 hour 26 minutes | Friday, 27 November 2020
From Bloody Sunday to Kilmichael to The Burning of Cork the concluding events of 1920 discussed in detail with UCC historian Gabriel Doherty
1 hour 15 minutes | Thursday, 10 September 2020
Dave talks to author Adrian Russell to pick apart a story full of stories set in an Ireland now gone, a summer culminating in two epic weeks in September when Cork swept all before them and everyone with them when they won The Double in 1990
59 minutes | Thursday, 2 July 2020
In episode 2 Dave Mac and UCC's Gabriel Doherty continue the story of Cork through the tumultuous year of 1920 with the story of the death of Lord Mayor Terence MacSwiney after a 74 day hunger strike that garnered global attention.
1 hour 8 minutes | Friday, 20 March 2020
Dave Mac sat down for an hour long chat with UCC historian Gabriel Doherty on the life of former Cork City Lord Mayor Tomas MacCurtain as we mark the centenary of his death on the 20th March 1920.
John Creedon on An Irish Folklore Treasury and his interest in placenames, history, language and lore…
Dave Mac's Cork History Matters

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