Historian Brendan Scott

Cavan History Podcast launched

Cavan County Library Service and Cavan County Council’s Historian-in-Residence, Dr Brendan Scott have teamed up to create a new Cavan History Podcast Series. The series, which will be hosted on the Acast podcast service and available to listen through www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries, will be inviting guests to discuss various aspects of history, both local and national, with its host, Dr Scott.

All periods of history will be uncovered and examined in this series with a variety of experts to discover what life was like during periods of change and instability in Cavan and Ireland.

This initiative forms part of Cavan County Council’s Decade of Centenaries 2021 programme and is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.

In the first episode, Brendan talks to Dr Jonathan Cherry, a native of Cloverhill, who lectures in the School of History & Geography at DCU. Dr Cherry is an expert on the Farnham family and Brendan and Jonathan discuss Arthur Kenlis Maxwell, the 11th Lord Farnham, his life and his vehement opposition to partition.

The first episode will be available to download from 7.30pm on Thursday, July 22, and subsequent episodes will be released every two weeks.

Visit www.cavancoco.ie/centenaries or search for Cavan History on the Acast app.