The History Show

The History Show

Sunday, 6pm

The History Show Sunday 29 October 2017

The History Show

The History Show

On this week's programme: Sir Ian Kershaw on explaining the history of 20th century Europe; Making Majesty at Dublin Castle's Throne Room; we open up our October book club choice 'The Bully Pulpit' by Doris Kearns Goodwin; and a look back at the week the Beatles came to Ireland.

How Europe Went to Hell and Back

How Europe Went to Hell and Back

Myles is joined by historian Sir Ian Kershaw to talk about Hitler, the rise of right-wing populism, and his most recent book To Hell and Back: Europe, 1914-1949.

Making Majesty

Making Majesty

To find out how Dublin Castle's regal image was built and borrowed over the centuries, reporter Niamh McManus takes a tour of Dublin Castle with Myles Campbell and William Derham, the authors of the new book Making Majesty: The Throne Room at Dublin Castle, A Cultural History.

Click here for more information about the Making Majesty exhibition, which runs until April 2018.

Book Club - The Bully Pulpit

Book Club - The Bully Pulpit

Our October book club choice is The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Joining Myles to discuss the book are journalist Margaret Ward, publisher and critic Jonathan Creasy and Colleen Dube, CEO of Uversity. 

Beatles in Ireland

Beatles in Ireland

This coming Saturday is the Dublin Beatles Festival – and it takes place the same week that, in 1963, the iconic group played their only concerts in Ireland. 

Before, during and after the concerts, there was pandemonium at the Adelphi cinema on Abbey Street, where the shows took place, which was captured for RTÉ by TV reporter Frank Hall. 

Colm Keane is the author of the book The Beatles Irish Concerts, and in this piece he recalls what happened when Beatlemania came to Ireland. 

History Events at the Dublin Book Festival

The Dublin Book Festival takes place from 2nd to the 9th of November, and there are a number of history-themed events taking place. Click here to view the full festival programme - below are some highlights.

Thursday 2 November, 6:30PM
Book launch: Dublin Bay – Nature and History by Richard Nairn, David Jeffrey and Rob Goodbody Guest speaker is Senator David Norris. It takes place at Dublin Port, Port Centre, Alexander Road, Dublin 1
Free. Click here for more information. 

Saturday 4 November, 1PM
Dublin History Walking Tour with John Gibney, author of Dublin – A New Illustrated History
Meet at Smock Alley Theatre
Booking essential, places are limited, tickets €7/€5 concession. Click here for more information.

Saturday 4 November, 3:30PM
Dublin Histories: John Gibney will join Donal Fallon and Aileen O'Carroll in conversation with Myles Dungan at the National Library of Ireland.
Free. Click here for more information. 

Sunday 5 November, 12:00PM 

The Throne Room – Dublin Castle Walking Tour with Myles Campbell and William Derham, beginning at the front steps, Smock Alley.   

Booking essential, places are limited, tickets €7/€5 concession. Click here for more information.

Wednesday 8 November, 8:00PM                                                                                                                       

Ireland's Notable Women: Clodagh Finn, Valerie Pakenham and Nell Regan in conversation with Martina Devlin at Blanchardstown Library.                                                                                                                         

 Free. Click here for more information. 

About The Show

Bringing the past to life! Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

We want to help explain ourselves to ourselves. We will search out fresh angles on familiar topics, seek out the unfamiliar and will not shy away from bizarre or controversial issues. Our ultimate goal is to make The History Show the primary port of call for those with an intense or even a modest interest in the subject. We want to entice the casual and the curious to join us in celebrating the past.

Our aim is to create informative, reflective, stimulating and above all, entertaining radio.

Join us on Sundays from 6.05pm for The History Show with Myles Dungan on RTÉ Radio 1.



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Presenter: Myles Dungan

Producer: Lorcan Clancy


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