On October 17th 1171, King Henry II became the first English King to set foot on Irish soil. By the time he left the island six months later Ireland's relationship with England had been changed forever.
Indeed Henry's visit still haunts Ireland today...
In this his ten-minute podcast, the first in the series “This Week in Irish History, from the Irish History Podcast, you will hear the story of the fascinating life of James McLaine, the most famous Irish highwayman.
796 children’s bodies were found in a mass grave. BBC podcast focuses on St Mary’s mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Galway and the appalling tale of abuse and criminality uncovered by amateur historian Catherine Corless.