Myles Dungan

Myles Dungan is an Irish broadcaster and author. He has presented many arts programmes on RTÉ Radio, and has also been a sports broadcaster on RTÉ Television. Since October 2010 he has been the presenter of "The History Show" on RTÉ Radio One.

Myles Dungan
Born1954 (age 6465)[1]
ResidenceDublin, Republic of Ireland
Alma materUniversity College, Dublin
OccupationBroadcaster, Author
EmployerRaidió Teilifís Éireann
Known forPresenting on RTÉ Radio

Dungan was educated at St Patrick's College, Cavan. He 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.

Dungan also became known to Irish television audiences during the 1980s and 1990s as the regular presenter of RTÉ's televised golf coverage, and as host of an NFL American football highlights show.

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.


  • 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.
  • On This Day New Island Books, 2015


  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 Tribune. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  5. "Myles Dungan - Personally Speaking Bureau". Archived from the original on 23 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  6. "The Captain and the King". Waterstones. 6 March 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  7. Laurence Gilson Summer School
  8. Parnell Summer School Archived 29 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine 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. Archived from the original on 19 November 2007. 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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