The Leap of Faith May 8th, 2020

When Colin O’Riordan discovered Victorian glass plate photographs while clearing an office back in the 1980s, they remained a mystery to him until recently. Bryan Whelan, the assistant librarian at the Representative Church Body Library, took up the challenge of uncovering the truth behind them. Together they share their story of coming one step closer to unravelling one of the great mysteries of Irish history – the search for the body of Irish nationalist hero, Robert Emmet.  Also on the programme Jewish historian, Yanky Fachler examines the influence of the Jewish faith on the work of iconic musical artists, Barbra Streisand and Leonard Cohen.

(Photo courtesy Bryan Whelan and

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