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Episode 10: Hookers, Nobbies & Zulus - Cóilín Ó hIarnáin
June 19, 2014 03:57 AM PDT
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The Hooker long dominated Galway Bay; however, in the late nineteenth century the Congested Districts Board introduced large, decked boats, powered by sail, such as the Scottish Zulu and the Manx Nobby, which had proved themselves in English and Scottish waters. Join Cóilín Ó hIarnáin as he discusses these working boats of the Galway coast.

Recorded Saturday 12th April 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 9: A Brief History of the Irish Language - Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh
June 08, 2014 07:49 AM PDT
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It is thought that the Irish language arrived in Ireland some 2,500 years ago. Join Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Irish language-poet, as she discuss the history of the language and her hopes for its future.

Recorded Saturday 29th March 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 8: J.M. Synge & Galway - Professor Patrick Lonergan
May 24, 2014 07:08 AM PDT
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In the early 1900s, playwright John Millington Synge visited Connemara and the Aran Islands where he found inspiration for his dramas among the folklore and anecdotes told to him by locals. Join Prof. Patrick Lonergan, NUI, Galway, as he discusses Synge and his Galway writings.

Recorded Thursday 27th March 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 7: Húicéirí agus Curachaí na Gaillimhe - Ríonach Uí Ógáin
May 13, 2014 11:26 AM PDT
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The hooker and the currach are enduring symbols of the Galway coastline. Join Ríonach Uí Ógáin, Director of the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, as she discusses traditional songs relating to boats and harvesting the sea.

Recorded Thursday 20th March 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 6: Galway Slave Traders & Sugar Planters in the Caribbean - Dr. Orla Power
April 15, 2014 07:28 AM PDT
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Galway merchant families were deeply involved in the Caribbean sugar industry. Join Dr. Orla Power, Trinity College, Dublin, for an overview of their successes and failures as sugar merchants, plantation owners and slave traders.

Recorded Thursday 06th March 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 5: A Galway Landlord during the Great Hunger - John Joe Conwell
April 07, 2014 01:48 PM PDT
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Ulick John de Burgh, Marquess of Clanricarde, held a 52,000-acre estate in East Galway. As one of only three Irish landowners to serve in cabinet during the Great Hunger he was torn between compassion for the hungry and loyalty to the landlord classes. Join author John Joe Conwell to find out more.

Recorded Thursday 13th February 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 4: Stone Boats, Sub-Sea Roads & Ambergris - Michael Gibbons
March 28, 2014 01:26 PM PDT
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At 689 kms, Galway's coastline is third longest in Ireland. Join archaeologist Michael Gibbons for an overview of the coastal and maritime history and archaeology of Co. Galway.

Recorded Thursday 30th January 2014 at Galway City Museum

Episode 3: Galway Behind Bars - Geraldine Curtin
March 21, 2014 03:18 PM PDT
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In the early nineteenth century two gaols were built on Nuns' Island on the site now occupied by Galway Cathedral. Join author Geraldine Curtin to learn about the history of these gaols and meet some of its prisoners.

Recorded Thursday 24th October 2013 at Galway City Museum

Episode 2: Spies, Informers and Intelligence in Galway - Cormac Ó Comhraí
March 18, 2014 08:48 AM PDT
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Galway, city and county, was a hotbed of activity during the War of Independence. Join author Cormac Ó Comhraí as he discusses spies, informers and intelligence during this troubled time.

Recorded Thursday 17th October 2013 at Galway City Museum

Episode 1: Galway's Founding Fathers - Adrian Martyn
March 13, 2014 03:48 PM PDT
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Who founded Galway? Should it be attributed to Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair, King of Connacht, or Richard Mór de Burgh, 1st Lord of Connaught? Join author Adrian Martyn as he puts forward his case.

Recorded Thursday 03rd October 2013 at Galway City Museum

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