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Jul 27, 2022

100 years ago today, on the 27th of July 1922, Frank Aiken (the future Tánaiste of Ireland) orchestrated the biggest jailbreak in Irish history when his battalion blew a hole in the side of the Dundalk Gaol. We got to record an episode about the jail break live from inside the Gaol (which is now the Oriel Centre) back...

May 19, 2020

For the penultimate episode of season 3 Kevin starts telling Jason about the time the nascent Irish state lent the newly formed Russian government some cash in exchange for a few of their crown jewels, which ended up in the hands of one Mr. Harry Boland. 

May 12, 2020

This week Jason tells Kevin the story of the fall and fall of the once great Massey clan, and their home at Killakee House, Rathfarnham.

A tale of death, despair, money, massive houses, and a bit of the RA.

Mar 24, 2020

For this weeks episode Kevin told Jason all about Erskine Childers and his part in the Howth Gun-Running of 1914, where 1000's of German guns were delivered to the Irish Volunteers, as well as his life during the Civil War / War of Independence. We've done a couple of episodes around that period for the centenary...

Jun 18, 2019

In this weeks episode Kevin reads Jason the story of Jimmy Walsh, a young lad from Tipperary who sees visions of the Virgin Mary in the early 1920s, bringing the War of Independence to a halt in Templemore.