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How Did I Get Here? Fin Dwyer – Creator of the Irish History Podcast

February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm

Our Young Professionals group at the AIHS, Success in the City are delighted to present another“How Did I Get Here?” event series for 2019. This enlightening series of conversational events invites storytellers from various careers and walks of life to come to the AIHS to share their experiences, learnings, advice and ultimately their journey to where they are today.

10 years ago, a change in Fin Dwyer’s circumstances led to an exploration of podcasting which evolved into a career as Ireland’s leading history podcaster. Join us for a conversation at the American Irish Historical Society where we will discuss carving out a non-traditional career by leveraging new media and technology to bring Irish history to new audiences.


About Fin Dwyer:

Fin Dwyer is 37 year old Irish historian. He is a published author and creator of one of Ireland’s most popular podcasts. Since starting the Irish History Podcast in 2010 he has brought Irish history to new audiences by presenting our past in engaging accessible narratives.

As podcasts revolutionize the way we access information, his use of this format has allowed his work reach large audiences. With over 5 million downloads to date he has reached a global audience across the Irish diaspora. While his current area of research is the Great Famine, he has also published two books on 14th century Ireland.

Dwyer has also lead the way in utilizing technology to bring the past to life in some of Ireland’s most innovative tours. He designed the award winning Kilkenny Famine Experience, an interactive self-guided tour which brings the story of Kilkenny Workhouse to life.

He also runs the acclaimed Dublin Famine Tour which combines technology with a traditional walking tour to recreate an authentic experience of life in Famine era Dublin.

We are delighted to welcome Fin from Ireland to tell us his story for our “How Did I Get Here” Success in the City Series.

AIHS & SITC Members: $10

Non Members: $20

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The American Irish Historical Society is a cultural institution featuring a library and archive, public arts programming, and events space.
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