Episode 3- ‘A Penny Goes A Long Way: The Changing Face of Irish Coinage’

On today’s podcast, we mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimalisation in Ireland and chart the long and varied story of money and coinage in Ireland.

This month we mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimalisation in Ireland.

On today’s podcast, Michael E. Kenny, chairman of the Numismatic Society of Ireland, and Michael Kenny, a retired museum curator, whose working life included twenty years at the National Museum, chart the long and varied story of money and coinage in Ireland.

Discover how Irish people have been influenced by the use of money.

How has money reflected social and economic trends?

Landmark dates marking major changes to Irish coinage: 1823, 1928, 1971 and 2002. Also, the Vikings, coinage, and politics.

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Episode 8- Heritage Maps: A Pathway Into Our Past

Episode 8- Heritage Maps: A Pathway Into Our Past

Heritagemaps.ie – overseen by Project Manager Pat Reid – is currently working on a range of projects, such as tracking the history of Irish lace and Irish stained glass and how a recent mapping project in Ireland went viral around the world.

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Episode 6: Folklore and St Patrick

Episode 6: Folklore and St Patrick

In the first of two special podcasts linked to our national holiday, Heritage in Schools specialist and storyteller, Seosamh Ó Maolalaí, expands on some of the fascinating folklore surrounding the patron saint of Ireland.

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