The Pegasus History Roadshow is back on the road again – virtually…

South Dublin Libraries will host Pegasus Consulting’s first-ever virtual history roadshow next month. Lecturers Myles Dungan, Sinead McCoole, Ida Milne and Lorcan Collins will entertain and educate audiences, via Zoom, on the following dates and subjects…

  • Nov 5 Lorcan Collins
  • Nov 12 Sinead McCoole
  • Nov 19 Myles Dungan
  • Nov 26 Ida Milne

The IRA s Guerrilla Campaign 1919-21

Lorcan Collins founded the 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour in 1996. He is the author of several books on Irish revolutionary history including a biography of James Connolly and his most recent work Ireland s War of Independence; The IRA s Guerrilla Campaign 1919-21. He was co-editor on the 16 Lives Series of biographies on the executed leaders of the Easter Rising. Lorcan also presents the Revolutionary Ireland Podcast.



Women & the Campaign for Independence

Dr Sin ad McCoole, from the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media will be presenting on women and the campaign of independence, looking at some well known women, and some not so well known, with a special focus on the region of South County Dublin.



The War in the Shadows – A talk on Michael Collins, the Squad and the IRA versus British Intelligence

Dr. Myles Dungan, PhD, is one of Ireland s best-known and most respected broadcasters, hosting current affairs, arts and sports programmes on both radio and television for more than two decades. A Fulbright scholar, educated at UCD and the University of California, Berkeley, he is the author of a multiple books, including Irish Voices From The Great War (1995) and Mr. Parnell s Rottweiler: Censorship & the United Ireland Newspaper (2014), plus works on the Irish in America, the Great War, the Irish Crown jewels and golf. He is the presenter of The History Show on RT Radio 1.



The other great pandemic: Spanish flu in Ireland 1918-19

Dr Ida Milne is a historian of disease, specialising in the 1918-19 influenza pandemic in Ireland and in infectious diseases of childhood. She is European History Lecturer at Carlow College. Her book, Stacking the Coffins, influenza war and peace in Ireland 1918-19 was published in 2018 and has come to be viewed as a handbook for understanding different societal impacts of the current COVID-19 pandemic. She is a frequent contributor to national and international media on the historic context for the current crisis.



Muckross House, Killarney, will also host online lectures, including…

Myles Dungan – The War In The Shadows, Friday November 27
Ida Milne – The other great pandemic: Spanish flu in Ireland 1918-19, Friday, December 4
Liz Gillis – 1920: Year Of Terror – on the night of the 100th anniversary of the burning of Cork, Friday, December 11