History Episodes

Feb. 1, 2021

An Almanac Extra: Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day

To celebrate St Brigid's Day, 1st February, Manchán Magan reads accounts of St Brigid's Day traditions as collected by schoolchildren in the 1930s for The School's Collection.

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Oct. 28, 2020

An Almanac Extra: Samhain

Manchán visits the Hill of Ward to consider the meaning and mythology of Samhain, Hallowe'en.

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Sept. 2, 2020

The Power of Place Names

Manchán discovers how place names act as thresholds, offering insights into the people, history, archaeology, landscape and fauna of an area.

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