Dublin, and Ireland, is full of little known stories. Stories that you won’t find in many history books, yet are more fascinating and interesting that much of the main history lessons we are taught in school. We’ve put together some of our favourites and we highly recommend you subscribe to the pods below for even more well told, researched and informative stories from the past.
The Great Liberties Whiskey Fire
The single most destructive fire of nineteenth century Dublin hit the city in 1875. In Dublin’s Liberties, whiskey blazed and flowed through the streets like lava. Multiple people were killed, the streetscape was changed forever and likewise distilling in Dublin. Las Fallon, retired Dublin firefighter and historian of the fire service talks to Donal Fallon about this fascinating event.
From The Liberties to Lagos: Guinness and Nigeria
In the 1960s Guinness moved equipment, manpower and a foundation stone from the Liberties to Lagos, to open a brewery in Nigeria. The historic intersections of Ireland and Nigeria are sometimes surprising. This podcast explores some of this and more.
History of Dublin Brewing
Dublin has a rich history of brewing and it isn’t limited to the big one down by the Liffey! Take a virtual walk around the city, and through history, with John Duffy as he explores the stories of long forgotten breweries.
On the Lash! A history of drinking in Ireland
The Hellfire Club – Debauchery in the Dublin Mountains