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Fin Dwyer

Irish History Podcaster

Fin Dwyer, is a historian, author and podcaster. Fin studied archaeology and Greek and Roman Civilisation in University College Dublin and completed a masters in archaeology in 2004.

After working in archaeology for several years in the Dublin region a combination of recession and ill-health ended Fin's aspirations to become Indiana Jones. In 2010 he created the Irish history podcast. For the first few years the show focused on medieval history.

During this period he published two books ‘Witches, Spies and Stockholm Syndrome, Life in Medieval Ireland’ (2013) & 1348 – A Medieval Apocalypse, War Famine & Plague in 14th century Ireland‘ (2016).

In late 2016 the podcast series shifted focus to the Great Famine – this has been funded by listeners to the show. Fin has also worked on several projects.

2015 – 2016 I created ‘The other 1916‘ for the RTE history show which looks at events outside the headline news of war and rebellion that year.
2016-2017 Researcher for the BBC Irish language history series Tochailt Staire.
2017 Creator of the Kilkenny Famine Experience – a multimedia tour through Kilkenny Workhouse.
2018 Creator of the Dublin Famine Tour

May 24, 2021

S2E9: Fin Dwyer - Host of the Irish History Podcast

Fin's Links Irish History Podcast Twitter Instagram Episode Details Fin Dwyer has always been interested in history. He grew up in Castlecomer, Kilkenny surrounded by the vestiges of the past and so when he went to college, ...

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