These are some of the ideas I will tackle today with my guest, historian and curatorPat Cookewho is based in Dublin, Ireland as he opens a bottle of fine and very rare Irish Whiskey, a Midleton from 1996. Pat has been instrumental in shaping the modern Irish experience around cultural events. Among other roles, he was the curator ofKilmainham Gaol Museumand thePearce Museum. Warning! Chatting with someone so deeply steeped in Irish history brings up a lot of stories about wars, and jails, and prisoners.