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A Short History of Ireland

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Ireland’s rich and turbulent history is explored in a series written by the late Dr Jonathan Bardon.

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Ireland’s rich and turbulent history is explored in a series written by the late Dr Jonathan Bardon.

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A Short History of Ireland

Latest release on May 26, 2020

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Rank #1: Series 1: Omnibus 4

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Omnibus #4 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

● Living off the Land
● Saints and Scholars
● Not the Work of Men, But Angels
● St Columba, St Columbanus and the Wandering Irish
● The Vikings Are Coming

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

May 26 2020

26mins

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Rank #2: Series 1: Omnibus 43

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Omnibus #43 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

• The Covenant
• The great Dublin lock-out
• The Curragh ‘mutiny’
• To the brink of civil war
• Faithful to Erin, we answer her call

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

May 22 2020

29mins

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Rank #3: Series 1: Omnibus 45

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Omnibus #45 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

• The rise of Sinn Féin
• The first Dáil
• Return to violence
• Terror and reprisal
• The dreary steeples

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

May 22 2020

29mins

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Rank #4: Series 1: Omnibus 46

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Omnibus #46 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

• Partition
• Stretch out the hand of forbearance
• The Treaty
• The split
• Troubles north and south

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Frances Tomelty, James Greene, Richard Dormer and Sean Crummey.

May 22 2020

28mins

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Rank #5: Series 2: Omnibus 3

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Omnibus #3 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

• The appalling influx from the slums
• The Blitz, May 1941
• The Catholics and Protestants are going up there mixed
• German bombs on Éire
• The spy who failed

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Cherrie McIlwaine, Patrick FitzSymons and Sean Crummey.

May 22 2020

28mins

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Rank #6: Series 2: Omnibus 5

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Omnibus #5 explores Ireland’s rich and turbulent history in the following episodes –

• Internees, deserters and volunteers
• Keeping Éire lean
• An arsenal of victory
• Dealing with the IRA in Northern Ireland
• Wartime smuggling

Written by Dr Jonathan Bardon and featuring Cherrie McIlwaine, Patrick FitzSymons and Sean Crummey.

May 22 2020

29mins

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