Episode #03 Merlo Kelly on Georgian Dublin

Architectural historian Merlo Kelly relates the story of Georgian Dublin. Who were the developers? Who bought these houses? And what explains their slow demise over the centuries? The leading authority on the history of the north side of the city in this period, Merlo Kelly puts these elegant buildings and streets in their social, aesthetic […]

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Reduction, read by Stephen Rea

This is a reading by actor Stephen Rea of an account of events in County Cork during the Great Famine of the 1840s. Historian Breandán Mac Suibhne draws on the source material of a local doctor’s notes to describe how an entire society, its customs and norms, collapsed under pressure of dispossession, starvation and disease. […]

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