Best Irish podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times reporters and columnists, outside experts and political guests. Hosted by Hugh Linehan.
 
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Irish Fireside
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The Podcast on Irish Travel, Irish Customs and All Things Irish. We take you to some of the best Irish towns and villages. As we explore Ireland's most popular destinations, we offer our suggestions to get you off the tourist trail and in to the "real" Ireland. Sit back, relax and make yourself comfortable at the Irish Fireside, and feel free to use our Episode Guides for maps, destination recaps and links to the sites and topics we discuss.
 
If you love Celtic music, then céad míle fáilte! Each week, you'll receive an hour-long award-winning Celtic radio show featuring some of the best independent Irish & Celtic music, and all 100% FREE! It is one of the top music shows on Apple Podcasts and receives over 10,000 downloads of each show each and every week. Subscribe right now! Did I mention, it was FREE?
 
The Irish Times' unrivalled foreign affairs coverage, now brought to you in weekly podcast form. Hosted by Chris Dooley with regular contributors Patrick Smyth, Denis Staunton, Simon Carswell, Lara Marlowe, Suzanne Lynch, Derek Scally, Tom Hennigan, Clifford Coonan and Ruadhan Mac Cormaic.
 
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The Irish Passport
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A podcast on Irish culture, history and politics by Naomi O'Leary and Tim Mc Inerney. We bring you the backstory to today's news at a moment of geopolitical upheaval with plenty of lighthearted moments. It's your passport to Ireland.
 
Irish Times Travel Show
 
Located in New York City, a global capital of arts and culture, Irish Arts Center serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists and cultural creators to reach a New York, national, and global audience, and as a gateway for other institutions to access first-rate Irish and Irish American culture.
 
A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Finance Correspondent Ciarán Hancock.
 
Discussion show in English for Irish language learners around the world.
 
The Irish History Show is broadcast on Near FM in Dublin. The show is presented and produced by Cathal Brennan and John Dorney. The show looks at many different aspects of Irish history with expert guests from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines.
 
The Irish Revolution was a module taught by renowned historian Professor Michael Laffan in the School of History and Archives, UCD from the mid-1970's until his retirement in 2010. The course covers a tumultuous period in Irish history and examines the interaction of different groups (in particular unionists, moderate and radical nationalists, and the British), the causes and impact of events (such as the Home Rule Crisis, the Easter Rising, and the Treaty), and patterns of continuity and di ...
 
Antaine and Jarlath host a podcast show that aims to teach the Irish language in a relaxed and entertaining way. Each free podcast comes with show notes that you can easily follow. The EasyIrish.com website provides further resources to aid in your learning of Ireland's native language. We hope you enjoy our show, feel free to get in touch and thanks for listening!
 
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Irish Times Books
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Podcast by Book Club Podcast
 
A weekly story telling podcast exploring the life of hard living comedians Mike Cannon and Mike Feeney. The newest 15 episodes are always free, but if you want access to all the archives, watch live, chat live, access to the forums, and get the show 4 days before it comes out everywhere else - you can subscribe now at gasdigitalnetwork.com and use the code IGP to save 15% on the entire network.
 
Described by George Hook as the greatest Irish player never to make it and described by everyone else who knows him as a shallow, self-obsessed idiot.
 
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One Minute Irish
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Learn Irish in minutes with the Radio Lingua Network
 
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Being Irish
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Each week alternately fueled by beer, whiskey, tea or coffee, Padraic and Patrick muse, ponder and ramble about their experiences of being Irish. A light hearted exploration of being Irish through the lens of a variety of topics with almost no research.
 
Podcast by Irish Examiner
 
Hello Fada comes to you from the Irish Roots Cafeat www.Irishroots.com. It is the 7th podcast seriesfrom the Irish Hedge School. (Following our history,Music, Song, Travel, and genealogy podcasts).These brief chats are for you if you are interested in theIrish Language and culture generally, or if you are considering takingup a course of study in the future. Each week we meet withRenata at the end of her Irish Language class, and discuss a bitabout the language and her Irish experiences.
 
Podcast by Irish Times Off Topic
 
Celtic Roots Radio (celticrootsradio.com)Here's a taste a' music to whet yer appetite - Celtic, folk, folk/rock, Appalachian, Breton, bluegrass, Scottish, Irish, Cajun, Cape Breton, singer/songwriter -if its Celtic, roots or acoustic music you want,you'll find it here (plus a wee drop a' Norn Iron craic!) - on Celtic Roots Radio!----------------Produced by Precious Oil Productions Ltdfor Celtic Roots Radio (celticrootsradio.com)----------------24/7 INTERNET STATION!!We also have a 24/7 Celti ...
 
The best new music from Northern Ireland. With a gig guide, profiles on the hot new acts, exclusive tracks and festival specials. From BBC Radio Ulster.
 
A new series of podcasts from the Irish Researchers For "Who Do You Think You Are?". Designed to help and inform those with an interest in Irish Genealogy and history.
 
Weekly podcast covering the Notre Dame football program, player interviews and topics related to the Fighting Irish, and college football.
 
The premiere podcast for the University of Notre Dame from IrishSportsDaily.com
 
Irish Tech News are Ireland's number one online tech publication. We are now aiming to become Ireland's number one tech podcast too.
 
Discussion of agricultural news and rural affairs from Ireland's leading farming and agri-business newspaper, the Irish Farmers' Journal. Every Thursday.
 
Discussion show in English all about the Irish language and Irish culture.
 
Every Monday, Malachy Clerkin talks sport with his Irish Times colleagues.
 
Podcast by Irish Examiner
 
The worlds first weekly podcast on Irish Family heritage, historyand genealogy. It is hosted by Michael C. O'Laughlin, themost published author in the field. Topics include: rare books;traditional music and dance; research and travel. Interviews with 'movers and shakers' and everyday Irishdescendants in America, Canada, Australia, and the U.K. are included.Brought to us by the Irish Roots Cafe, and sponsored in part by the IrishGenealogical Foundation.
 
Notre Dame Football Talk and Other Irish Sports
 
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Totally Irish
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Irish Time
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News, views, and music with an Irish perspective.
 
Learn Traditional Irish Music on Guitar
 
The best of Celtic culture in the tri-state area. Featured tune.
 
These are the multimedia podcasts from Dominicans Interactive. Please visit our website to learn more about our activities or to support us. If you have an iPhone/iTouch or iPad, also check out the iDoms Reader App in the App Store!
 
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The worlds first enhanced weekly podcast on Irish Family heritage, historyand genealogy. It is hosted by Michael C. O'Laughlin, themost published author in the field. Topics include: rare books;traditional music and dance; research and travel. Interviews with 'movers and shakers' and everyday Irishdescendants in America, Canada, Australia, and the U.K. are included.Brought to us by the Irish Roots Cafe, and sponsored in part by the IrishGenealogical Foundation.
 
This little book has been written and published with the main object of spreading as widely as possible among our people, young and old, a knowledge of the civilisation and general social condition of Ireland from the fifth or sixth to the twelfth century, when it was wholly governed by native rulers. The publication comes at an appropriate time, when there is an awakening of interest in the Irish language, and in Irish lore of every kind, unparalleled in our history. (Summary from the Preface)
 
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Irish Jobs Podcast
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A podcast from Barry Vickers of www.barry.ie
 
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Inside Politics
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The best analysis of the Irish political scene featuring Irish Times reporters and columnists, outside experts and political guests. Hosted by Hugh Linehan.
 
The news, views & reviews of craft beer in Ireland by the IrishBeerSnob
 
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Irish Radio Canada
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Stories and interviews from the Irish Diaspora
 
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Irish Flute Tunes
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Traditional Irish Tunes Played on the Flute (iflute@googlemail.com)
 
The show about traditional music, and the bigger stories behind it.
 
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Irish 101
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Irish 101 is a podcast about University of Notre Dame Athletics.
 
All the craic from the Celtic Roots Radio shows by Raymond McCulloughProduced by Precious Oil Productions Ltd, Northern Ireland, UK
 
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Limerick, you're a... champion? Feels weird to even say it but it's true. After all the decades of broken-hearted journeys home from Croke Park, after finding every possible way on every possible day not to do it, Limerick finally ended their 45-year famine.Pay Nugent is back in situ as we break down what was ultimately a poor All-Ireland final ...…
 
The 'Mulranny Police Conspiracy' is a little-known story that took place in the west of Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. The setting is Mulranny a stunning village along the Wild Atlantic Way but in 1900 it was something of a forgotten backwater. However it was here, on the shores of Clew Bay that this story of deceit unfolded. In what ...…
 
The boys have their first Canadian in studio, Alex Pavone! They dive right into a barbecue Feeney had recently. Feeney's eyes were targeted by all the smoke from the grill and Cannon got almost too wrecked to do his set afterwards. They rag on Alex a little for not having a bed frame; talk a little wacky roommates and neighbor fights; Alex reco ...…
 
If you are Irish, there is a very good chance you are Catholic. This episode breezes through religion for the average Irish person from the cradle to the grave by using the sacraments as our road-map for this week's sinfully good episode.
 
Danny O'Reilly of the CoronasBy austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
Ursula Ledwith Athlone Community RadioBy austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
Lucille Campey: Ontario and Quebec’s Irish Pioneers: Farmers, Labourers, and LumberjacksBy austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
http://irishhistoryshow.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/12JulyOrangeOrder.mp3 The Twelfth (also called the Glorious Twelfth) is a Protestant celebration held on 12 July. It began during the late 18th century in Ulster. It celebrates the Glorious Revolution (1688) and victory of Protestant king William of Orange over Catholic king James II at the ...…
 
Honor lasted the course in the Gaeltacht - and that's suspicious.By features@irishtimes.com (The Irish Times).
 
Cody Keenan has been a speechwriter for President Barack Obama for more than a decade, rising from a campaign intern in Chicago to Director of Speechwriting at the White House. Keenan has helped craft the president’s remarks on every topic for every audience, from backyards in Iowa, to State of the Union addresses. Now he is helping President O ...…
 
Cody Keenan has been a speechwriter for President Barack Obama for more than a decade, rising from a campaign intern in Chicago to Director of Speechwriting at the White House. Keenan has helped craft the president’s remarks on every topic for every audience, from backyards in Iowa, to State of the Union addresses. Now he is helping President O ...…
 
An bhfuil an pheil go fóill tarraingteach don lucht féachana? Leon Reid agus geansaí na hÉireann. Cad é mar is féidir a chinntiú go bhfaigheann gach páiste deis imeartha?
 
With school back in session, I thought the students listening might enjoy some instrumental Celtic music for studying. Less talk, more music from The Here & Now, The Fretless, The Rowan Tree, Moonrakers, Spencer & Beane, Across the Pond, David Pedrick, Tom Eure, Atlantic Wave, The Gothard Sisters, Wicked Tinkers, Heavy Blarney, Serious Kitchen, ...…
 
Turkey has been hit by a currency crisis in the past week that, coupled with a tense stand-off with Donald Trump, threatens to wreak havoc on the country. Are we in a new era of ‘strongman economics’? And what is the potential for contagion across the EU? Chief economist at Manulife and John Hancock Asset Management, Megan Greene, joins Cliff T ...…
 
This week, we hear from Minister Creed at Tullamore Show, catch up with some showgoers and head to a protest by pig farmers in Co Limerick.
 
It’s a quiet week on the political front, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. Brendan Howlin’s Labour leadership has come into question of late, with a number of councillors calling for him to stand aside. But as the party seeks to renew itself, who is likely to replace him? Also today: As the impending presidential contest gains p ...…
 
It’s a quiet week on the political front, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing happening. Brendan Howlin’s Labour leadership has come into question of late, with a number of councillors calling for him to stand aside. But as the party seeks to renew itself, who is likely to replace him? Also today: As the impending presidential contest gains p ...…
 
Featuring a live track from ROE, and sessions from Rosborough and Joshua Burnside.
 
Today is an important day for households all over the country as the leaving cert results are announced, so what should you do if you don't get the marks you expected? Ronan talks to Ben Rowland the co-founder of Arch apprentices who gives career advice to students. Ben tells me what students should do if they don’t get the marks for the course ...…
 
Lara Marlowe has worked at the Irish Times for the past 22 years. During that time she has reported from far-flung locations including Algeria, Kosovo, Georgia and Iraq. She was the Irish Times Washington correspondent for the first term of Barack Obama's presidency and as Paris correspondent - her current role - she has covered France under fo ...…
 
Living a creative life can be confusing and unsettling. Your output, how you play and collaborate, the company you keep—it all defines you. But mostly, it’s about relationships and time, which Liz Carroll considers beautifully in this episode. Whether you already play the fiddle, or you’ve never heard of Liz Carroll, this chat about music and f ...…
 
On this week’s show producer and musician Chris Kabs dropped in to chat about his new tracks and work as producer. Molly Sterling also joined John in studio.
 
With Fall Camp about halfway through a few position groups have become clear.
 
This week we discussed our observations after watching three full ND practices. What do we like about the 2018 Irish? Do we have any lingering concerns? Which players have stood out thus far? We answer these questions and some of your questions as well in this episode of Power Hour.
 
Part 1: All-Ireland winners Ger Cunningham and Anthony Daly preview the hurling final with Colm O'Connor
 
After 10 years of more downs than ups, of more slings and arrows than outrageous fortune, of people presuming the good times were gone and were never coming back... Tiger Woods nearly won a major again on Sunday night. Oh, and Tyrone are back in an All-Ireland final with Mickey Harte at the helm. Keith Duggan joins us to break down the weekend' ...…
 
What a week of dealing with maniacs! Cannon realized that his agent might not be human, Feeney was heckled by some agro chick during a softball game and by a lady in a comedy club who thought it was illegal to talk about gun control, Cannon is constantly confounded by the obliviousness of the nannies at the soccer games he coaches plus his cred ...…
 
A master class in Irish education? Well, more of a crash course really! Padraic and Patrick give you the cliff notes on Irish education from an early age to university, with plenty of examples from their own experience. The main lesson here is that there is life after the Leaving Cert.
 
Eoin Sheridan from Sligo talks about his experiences in Whitehorse.By austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
James Kelly Executive DirectorBy austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
Bridgette Abbott Newfoundland Labrador Rose of Tralee 2018By austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
Carly McGrath Toronto Rose of Tralee 2018By austin@irishradio.ca (Irish Radio Canada).
 
While Honor’s away, the guests will play.By features@irishtimes.com (The Irish Times).
 
Head back to school with great Celtic music from Ed Miller, Na Rosai, The High Kings, Brobdingnagian Bards, Jamie Smith's MABON, Leaping Lulu, Old Man Flanagan's Ghost, Irish School of Music, Ciana, Syr, The Triskells, Derek Byrne and Paddygrass, Gillian Boucher, Sliotar. http://celticmusicpodcast.com/ Listen and share this podcast. Subscribe t ...…
 
Foireann Haca na mBan, WhatsApp sna seomraí feistis agus an chéad bhliain den Sár-Ochtar. The Ireland Women's Hockey Team, Whatsapp in the changing rooms and Super 8's first year.
 
This week, we hear from the president of the IFA Joe Healy, who visited farmers last week to find out what ground conditions were like, listen to some tips on controlling rushes and catch up with a farmer from the Netherlands.
 
The relationship between former Independent News and Media chairman Leslie Buckley and his erstwhile employers has turned very sour indeed, as revealed by an exchange of letters between solicitors acting for Buckley and INM. Mark Paul talks us through the story on today's podcast. He also looks at the news that Minister for Finance Paschal Dono ...…
 
Former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson was criticised for telling the MacGill Summer School last month that he did not think the North would vote to leave the UK in a Border poll but it was no reason not to prepare for the eventuality. As the Brexit deadline approaches, what is the feeling in Northern Ireland on the issue? Has th ...…
 
Former Northern Ireland first minister Peter Robinson was criticised for telling the MacGill Summer School last month that he did not think the North would vote to leave the UK in a Border poll but it was no reason not to prepare for the eventuality. As the Brexit deadline approaches, what is the feeling in Northern Ireland on the issue? Has th ...…
 
Rigsy and Stu share new music from Hand Models, Oisin O Scolai and Boy From Mars.
 
Can the Irish language survive only if there are rural communities where the language is dominant? How important is the Gaeltacht (and what does really mean)? This is the main topic we’ve focused the 73rd episode of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast. By listening to this Podcast episode, you’ll also learn more about the Gaeltacht (and it’s out ...…
 
Can the Irish language survive only if there are rural communities where the language is dominant? How important is the Gaeltacht (and what does really mean)? This is the main topic we’ve focused the 73rd episode of the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast. By listening to this Podcast episode, you’ll also learn more about the Gaeltacht (and it’s out ...…
 
First: Derek Scally on the harshening of political rhetoric emanating from Bavaria, and in particular its ruling party the CSU.Later: Dan McLaughlin looks back at the 2008 Russia-Georgia war. What caused it, how did it play out, and what did it symbolise?By news@irishtimes.com (The Irish Times).
 
Nothing like a wholesome, happy sporting triumph to bring on a good dose of political cynicism. Sports minister Shane Ross couldn't even allow the Ireland women's hockey team make it through their homecoming parade without elbowing his way into the spotlight. Johnny Watterson is in studio to round off the good news story of the sporting summer ...…
 
Reuben and Randall offer their opinions on the Meyer/OSU Situation and discuss News from Notre Dame's Fall Camp.
 
In this episode, we discuss Notre Dame's first practice of Fall Camp. Which players stood out? What did we think of the play of the quarterbacks on the first day? Which freshmen impressed? Find out the answer to these questions and many more in this episode of Power Hour.
 
There were some hurt feelings this week! Attention was called to Cannon's tiny ears, Feeney was left out of a boys' weekend, even The Sneaky Raccoon, Brendan Sagalow, suffered blatant disrespect. Cannon is drinking again and the boys have differing opinions of how much good it does him, Feeney killed it at Karaoke which naturally leads to a Ric ...…
 
Padraic and Patrick take you on a wander of some good places to go on holidays in Ireland and reminisce on the holidays of their youth. So if you’re thinking of a staycation or coming to live in Ireland for a short while, why not have a listen and check out some of the most scenic places Ireland has to offer from the perspective of some people ...…
 
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