If you come to Ireland you must come to Galway, and if you come to Galway you must take Jonathan Hannon's walkinghistory.ie tour. Jonathan Hannon is my favorite kind of human, a knowledgable historian, passionate storyteller. Overflowing with an abundance of knowledge on a variety of topics, but a special in Irish history and culture, Ashna and I were happy to have taken his tour the last time we were here two years ago. Now October cold rain outside Jonathan sit down for a cup of tea and chat in his charming bungalow close to the river. On this day October 26, 2018 it is an historic day in Ireland because they are voting for their president and to decriminalize blasphemy. In recent years Ireland has leap greatly forward in human rights and freedoms while the United States stubbornly drags everyone backwards. Which is why history is so exciting! In this episode we talk about the Romantic period writers Byron and Yeats. Significant events in Irish and human history. Jonathan debunks the lies of mythology I and everyone else has been told about where the phrase "Lynch mob" comes from as well as the phrase "I wouldn't give him the time of day." The cultural history of modern Ireland is portrayed here as well as the golden glowing personality of my history expert friend that I met on my last visit to Galway, a place I would buy a home if I was swimming in cash. I always tell people, if you like to drink and laugh a lot go to Ireland. And when you come here I want to to treat yourself by coming to Galway and meeting my friend Jonathan by going on his walking tour and letting him bust your head open with powerful knowledge. That is why it is my pleasure to present to you now the one and only Jonathan Hannon!
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