Episode 1- Making and Remaking Collins

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Episode 1- Dr. Anne Dolan from Trinity College Dublin. Covering a topic from her recently book ‘Michael Collins: The Man and the Revolution’, co-authored with Dr. William Murphy, Dr. Dolan discusses the ever changing perception of Michael Collins in pop culture.

Episode 2- The IRA Intelligence War

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Episode 2- As we launch into the centenary of the Irish War of Independence from January 2019, Dr. John Borgonovo of the UCC School of History, discusses Michael Collins and his roles as Director of Intelligence of the IRA.

Episode 3- Gearoid O’Sullivan

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“Episode 3- Gearoid O’Sullivan” with Philip O’Regan from Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 4- The Finance War

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“Episode 4- The Finance War ” with Dr. Andrew McCarthy from Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 5- Fatalities in Cork

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“Episode 5- Fatalities in Cork” with Dr. Andy Bielenberg from Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 6- The Formation of the Free State Army

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“Episode 6- The Formation of the Free State Army ” with Dudley Martin from Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 7- Cumann na MBan & The Irish Revolution- Part 1

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“Episode 7- Cumann na mBan & The Irish Revolution

Michael Collins House’ own Cal McCarthy joins us to discuss Cumann na mBan and the Irish Revolution. This is part 1 of a two part podcast, with this episode looking at the formation and development of Cumann na mBan up until the 1916 Rising. .

Episode 8- Cumann na mBan & The Irish revolution- Part 2

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“Episode 8- Part two of Cumann na mBan & the Irish Revolution with Cal McCarthy. This time we look at the role of Cumann na mBan during the Irish War of Independence and the Civil War. From Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 9- The watchful eye of the Skibbereen eagle

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“Episode 9- The Watchful Eye of the Skibbereen Eagle

Dr. Alan McCarthy looks at the history of the Skibbereen Eagle newspaper that once famously claimed it had its watchful eye on the Czar of Russia. An interesting story of politics, propaganda, and even a revolutionary feud with rival Skibbereen newspaper The Southern Star. From Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 10- Terence MacSwiney & The Republican Hungar Strikes

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“Episode 10- This time on the Michael Collins House Podcast we have Shane Nolan in to discuss Terence MacSwiney and the Republican Hunger Strikes in Cork in the Autumn of 1920…

From Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 11- The War of Independence Exhibition

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Episode 11- On this episode of the Michael Collins House Podcast our very own Manager and curator Jamie Murphy discusses the research process and the content of the our centenary commemorative War of Independence Exhibition.

From Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 12- Cork Burning

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“Episode 12- On Dec 11th 1920 in an unprecedented act of destruction in the Irish War of Independence, Crown forces set fire to the commercial and civic heart of Cork city. Author Michael Lenihan discusses the event.

From Season 1 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2020.

Episode 1- The Dripsey Ambush

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“Episode 1- The Dripsey Ambush

The Dripsey Ambush is infamous not just for the failure of the ambush itself but because of the dramatic events that took place in its aftermath. The IRA ignored warnings that their position had been compromised leading to the capture of eight of its men and two civilians. In the aftermath a local unionist, and her chauffer, who gave up the IRAs position were held hostage in an attempt to negotiate the release the captured IRA men. After failing to do so and after the execution of five of the IRA captives, both were executed…

Episode 2- Twelve Dark Days

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“Episode 2- Well known historian and author Meda Ryan discusses the War of Independence in West Cork in early 1921. This was a particularly active time for the IRA leading up to a period Tom Barry referred to as the Twelve Dark Days where they suffered significant losses.

From Season 2 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2021.

Episode 3- The Birth of the Border

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“Episode 3- The Birth of the Border

Dr. Cormac Moore takes an impartial look at the history of the formation of the northern Irish border.

Released: 2021.

Episode 4- Arthur Griffith

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“Episode 4- Described by Michael Collins as ‘the father of us all’ was a hugely influential figure in the foundation of modern Ireland. An activist, a politician, an editor and an orator, Griffith was many things but is often one the lesser known figures of the Irish revolutionary period. Colum Kenny discusses the subject of his recent publication ‘The Enigma of Arthur Griffith’.

From Season 2 by Michael Collins House Podcast. Released: 2021.

Episode 5- Seán Collins & Spike Islands Republican Prisoners

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“Episode 5- Sean Collins & Spike Islands Republican Prisoners

In 1921, during the Irish War of Independence, Spike
Island became the largest prison and internment camp
for Republican prisoners in Ireland, housing over 1200
people. One of these was Michael Collins brother,
Seán. Cal McCarthy of Michael Collins House and Tom
O’Neill of Spike Island and on the release of his new
book, Spike Islands Republican Prisoners, discuss

From Season 2 of the Michael Collins House Podcast. Released 2021.