Revolutionary Ireland Podcast

Build up to the Easter Rising
From 1798 to 1916

The Easter Rising
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.

The Rise of Sinn Féin
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.

The 1916 Proclamation
Lorcan Collins discusses the history of the 1916 Proclamation, who wrote it and how it was printed. Special guest Cuan Ó Seireadáin explains the Irish language aspect of Ireland’s most iconic and historical document.

Kevin Barry
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

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

Connaught Rangers Mutiny
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 the 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.

The Listowel Mutiny
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.

Murder of Tómas MacCurtain
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.

James Connolly Part One
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.

James Connolly Part Two
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.

Jimmy Gralton
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.