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Revolutionary Ireland

Sep 15, 2021

Join Lorcan Collins as he discusses the Massacre at Ballyseedy on the 7 March 1923 when nine IRA prisoners were tied around a Free State mine and blown up. One man survived to tell the tale. In this episode Lorcan also deals with the Countess Bridge mine and the Caherciveen mine too when the Free State carried out...


Aug 4, 2021

Join Lorcan Collins for the final part of the Blanket Protest, this episode covers the 1981 Hunger Strikes led by Bobby Sands in which ten IRA and INLA Volunteers died in Long Kesh Prison (The H-Blocks). Lorcan is joined by Laurence McKeown who spent 70 days on his hunger strike and Gerry Adams who knew Bobby Sands....


Jun 27, 2021

In this episode, Lorcan Collins examines the escalation of the Blanket and No Wash Protest in Long Kesh (H-Blocks) into the Irish Republican Hunger Strikes of 1980 and 1981. This is part one which deals specifically with the 1980 Hunger Strikes in which no protestor died. In this episode Lorcan also examines the life...


May 22, 2021

In this episode Lorcan Collins is joined by Blanketmen Séanna Walsh and Laurence McKeown. From 1978 the Blanket Protest escalated into the refusal to slop out and the No Wash protest. Lorcan Collins examines the reasons behind this escalation which led to Republican prisoners smearing excrement on their cell walls...


May 6, 2021

In 1976 Ciaran Nugent became the first man to refuse to wear the prison uniform when Political Status was removed from Republican and Loyalist prisoners. Ciaran and hundreds of prisoners who came after him wore nothing but the prison blanket. Lorcan Collins examines the history of the five year battle for POW Status for...