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Ireland's Dark Tourism

The Dublin Gothic Podcast

Is Irish history particularly macabre, or do the Irish have a peculiar fascination with death? In this episode of The Dublin Gothic Podcast, recorded live in front of an audience in MoLI’s Old Physics Theatre as part of First Fridays, Dr Katie Mishler speaks to Dr Gillian O’Brien about her book The Darkness Echoing: Exploring Ireland's Places of Famine, Death and Rebellion (2020). Dr O’Brien discusses her tour of Ireland’s ‘dark’ history sites, the ethics of dark tourism, and Ireland’s relationship to the dead. 

Dr Katie Mishler is an Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2022) in collaboration with the UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics and Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI). Her current project, Mapping Gothic Dublin: 1820-1900, researches the relationship between Dublin’s urban history and the development of Ireland’s literary gothic tradition. 

Producer Ian Dunphy
Sound Ian Dunphy
Music CAPE

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