Myles Dungan

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Myles Dungan
Born 1954 (age 59–60)[1]
Residence Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Nationality Irish
Alma mater University College, Dublin
Occupation Broadcaster, Author
Employer Raidió Teilifís Éireann
Known for Presenting on RTÉ Radio

Myles Dungan is an Irish broadcaster and author. He has presented many arts programmes on RTÉ Radio.

Dungan began broadcasting in RTÉ in 1977 as a continuity announcer. He has worked as a reporter for RTÉ Television and RTÉ Radio.[2] He has presented programmes such as Five Seven Live, The Arts Show and Rattlebag on RTÉ Radio 1.[3] He was a regular stand-in presenter on Today with Pat Kenny on RTÉ Radio 1, when Pat Kenny was absent or on holiday.[4] In 1988, he won a Jacob's Award for his radio series, Vietnam.

In May 2006, Dungan received a Fulbright Scholar Award for academic study in the United States. He undertook a research project at the University of California in Berkeley, California on Irish-Native American history.[5]

In 2008, he was key-figure in RTÉ's coverage of the 1918 Ireland and The Great War, remembering 90 years since the end of World War I.

Dungan has also written many books, mainly biographies and history.[6] He attends and participates at a number of Summer Schools relating to Irish History,[7][8] and delivers a course in History at City Colleges in Dublin.[9]

Raised in Kells in the north of County Meath, he attended secondary school at St. Patrick's College in Cavan Town. Raised as a Catholic, he is a convert to the Church of Ireland.

In May 2011, he fronted RTÉ radio coverage of Queen Elizabeth II's visit to the Republic of Ireland.[10]

He is the maternal uncle of fellow RTÉ radio broadcaster Philip Boucher-Hayes.

Books[edit]

  • How the Irish won the West' '[11]
  • The Captain and the King[6]
  • The Stealing of the Irish Crown Jewels [12]
  • Irish Voices from the Great War[13]
  • They Shall Grow Not Old: Irish Soldiers and the Great War [14]
  • Good Walk Spoiled: Book of Golf Quotes [15]
  • Speaking Ill of the Dead (ed.)[16]
  • Distant Drums[17]
  • Conspiracy[18]

*Conspiracy was published in parallel with the broadcast of a radio programme of the same name on RTÉ 1. It was presented by Myles Dungan, and produced by Peter Moooney. Streams of the full radio series are available on the RTÉ Website.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Five Seven Live Team". RTÉ Libraries and Archives. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "RTÉ broadcaster Myles Dungan". RTÉ Libraries and Archives. Retrieved 20 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Rattlebag". RTÉ. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  4. ^ Ken Sweeney (31 May 2009). "'Joke' of presenters' summer holiday exodus comes to an end". The Sunday Trbuune. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  5. ^ "RTÉ Radio's Myles Dungan receives Fulbright Scholarship for study in U.S.". RTÉ. 31 May 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "The Captain and the King". Waterstones. 06/03/2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  7. ^ Laurence Gilson Summer School
  8. ^ Parnell Summer School Parnell Society.
  9. ^ Diploma in Irish History with Myles Dungan City Colleges Website.
  10. ^ Keane, Kevin (14 May 2011). "Broadcasters roll out big guns for visit". Irish Independent. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Irish cowboys who tamed the West". The Irish Independent. 25 November 2006. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  12. ^ "The Stealing of the Irish Crown Jewels". Townhouse Dublin. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "Irish voices from the Great War". Open Library. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  14. ^ "They Shall Grow Not Old". Four Courts Press. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  15. ^ "A good walk spoiled: a book of golf quotes". Open Library. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  16. ^ "Speaking Ill of the Dead". RTÉ. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  17. ^ "Distant Drums Irish Soldiers in Foreign Armies". Library Thing. Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  18. ^ "Conspiracy: Irish Political Trials". Royal Irish Academy. Retrieved 17 November 2009. 

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