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New Irish History Podcast launched

category national | history and heritage | news report author Thursday March 25, 2010 20:25author by Fin Dwyerauthor email history at Irishhistorypodcast dot ie Report this post to the editors

A New Independent Irish History Podcast has risen to number 2 in Itunes podcast charts in less than a week to challenge Tommy Tiernan and Hector O hEochagain for the top spot. The podcast series aims to look back at the past 2000 years of Irish history and archaeology. The first show Barbarians looks at the what Ireland was like 2000 years ago, the coming of Christianity, Gaelic society and finishes up with a look at medieval attitudes to life and death.
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author by RedOakpublication date Fri Mar 26, 2010 09:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I hope that the term 'Barbarians' as a title is not meant to be taken pejoratively in the sense that the Greeks and Romans used it to denigrate peoples that they actually integrated practices from. The civilisation that fits the dictionary definition of 'Barbarians' are the Romans , the so called purveyors of fine culture and high civilisation. Our ancient Irish ancestors may not have developed urban centres and yes they could be warlike but this doesn't mean to say that their culture wasn't sophisticated in other ways. I think that the whole notion of an island of barbarian savages being 'civilised' by Celtic invaders doesn't add up either , ditto the official story of the conversion to Christianity. I wonder what gems of knowledge and artifacts are secluded in the vaults of the Vatican never to be revealed to the mugs lest they realise the truth about their ancestors. I personally wouldn't mind being termed a descendant of a barbarian if it meant that I still had some wildness and a semblance of a connection to nature left in me.

author by Thomaspublication date Fri Mar 26, 2010 09:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The guy says "now i don't think the people in Ireland were Barbarians". It cant be simpler than that.

author by RedOakpublication date Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:06author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I said I hoped that the podcast didn't mean to depict the ancient Irish as being savages. If you say it doesn't I'll take your word for it and I'm glad that it doesn't. I can't listen to it at the moment but I will in due course.

author by conorpublication date Fri Mar 26, 2010 21:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It says, 'The first show Barbarians looks at the what Ireland was like 2000 years ago'

The first show is about looking at Ireland from the perspective of the Babarians.

 
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