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Sunday November 19, 2023 at 5pm on Zoom:
Myles Dungan on the Informer in Irish History

The ILHS is very pleased to present a talk by Dr. Myles Dungan, Irish historian and broadcaster, on the Informer in Irish History, on Sunday November 19 at 5pm PST on Zoom.  

Dr. Dungan will look at that most loathed figure in Irish history, the informer. He will offer a detailed exposition of how the activities of spies and infiltrators stymied the efforts of Irish revolutionary organisations in the 18th and 19th centuries, before the successes of Michael Collins during the War of Independence turned the tables on the spymasters in Dublin Castle in the 20th century. Prepare to boo and hiss (in the comfort of your own homes) at the likes of Leonard McNally, Francis Higgins and Pierce Nagle.

Dr. Myles Dungan is an Irish broadcaster and author. He has presented many arts programmes on RTÉ Radio, and has also been a sports broadcaster on RTÉ Television. Since October 2010 he has been the presenter of “The History Show” on RTÉ Radio One.

Dungan was educated at St Patrick’s College, Cavan. He began broadcasting in RTÉ in 1977 and worked as a reporter for RTÉ Television and RTÉ Radio. 

Dungan also became known to Irish television audiences during the 1980s and 1990s as the regular presenter of RTÉ’s televised golf coverage, and as host of an NFL American football highlights show.

In May 2006, Dungan received a Fulbright Scholar Award for academic study in the United States. He undertook a research project at the University of California in Berkeley, California on Irish-Native American history.

In 2008, he was key-figure in RTÉ’s coverage of the 1918 Ireland and The Great War, remembering 90 years since the end of World War I.

Dungan has also written many books, mainly biographies and history.He attends and participates at a number of Summer Schools relating to Irish History, and delivers a course in history at City Colleges in Dublin.

In May 2011, he fronted RTÉ radio coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to the Republic of Ireland.

He resides in his hometown of Kells Co. Meath, where he serves as co-founder and director of the acclaimed Hinterland Festival of Arts and Literature.  

Please see the Zoom link below:

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Meeting ID: 843 1853 9705