Talking History – Irish-Australian history series

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Talking History broadcast

Nature of event: Newstalk, Ireland’s national talk radio station, will feature a new five part series on Irish Australian history in 2015.

Where: Broadcast on Newstalk, Ireland’s National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster: Newstalk 106 – 108fm

When: on Sunday evenings (19.00hrs -20.00hrs GMT) commencing on Sundays: February 22nd, March 29th, April 19th, May 24th and June 21st,

Further information: Newstalk; flight of the cubs;

Newstalk, Ireland’s national talk radio station, will feature a new five part series on Irish Australian history in 2015.

The ‘Talking History’ show, broadcast on Newstalk on Sunday evenings (19.00hrs -20.00hrs GMT), will feature a series of episodes with Eoin Hahessy, a Melbourne based writer and editor of the Irish emigration blog flightofthecubs.com.

The new series builds on the popularity of the 2014 series on the Irish-Australian history whose episodes included the life of Irish cannibal Alexander Pearce and the extraordinary Catalpa rescue in 1876.

Speaking to Tinteán, Eoin Hahessy outlined the motivation behind the series. ‘Irish-Australian history is deep and rich and with this series we are hoping to bring it alive and to underscore the demonstrable impact our small nation had on this giant continent.’

Presented by Dr Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College Dublin, ‘Talking History’ focuses on the human side of history – unraveling the gritty, dirty and sometimes uncomfortable side we don’t usually hear much about.

The series will be available after broadcast via newstalk.ie/talkinghistory

 

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