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SIRIUS Podcasts

Dec 12, 2023

The lives of the women of Cobh, including members of Cumann na mBan, servants who worked for the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the affluent wives and daughters of members of the club are explored in this history podcast, which examines the building that Cobh's Sirius Arts Centre is now housed in.

Dec 12, 2023

Historian Tom Spalding gives a glimpse back in time at the building of the Royal Cork Yacht Club clubhouse, now the Sirius Arts Centre. Did English architect Anthony Salvin design the building? Why did Cobh change its name to Queenstown after a royal visit that lasted just seven minutes? And how did any of this happen...

Dec 12, 2023

This podcast series explores the history of the building that houses the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh: the former RCYC clubhouse, constructed with the aid of the Smith-Barry family on the site of the visit of Queen Victoria, has been at the centre of a town divided by class and allegiance, one that has a fascinating...

Dec 10, 2023

In Part Two of Landmarks of Rebellion, we stop at a street that was renowned for its Republican sympathies, discuss an ambush that had tragic consequences for an innocent man, visit a safe house with a secret tunnel, and discover what Cobh people thought of the famous James Connolly on two visits that he made.