Best Irish podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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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.
 
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.
 
Podcast by The Irish Times
 
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The Irish Passport
Monthly
 
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.
 
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?
 
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Irish Radio Canada
Weekly+
 
Stories and interviews from the Irish Diaspora
 
Windy City Irish Radio, hosted by Tim Taylor and Mike Shevlin each Wednesday evening from 8pm to 9pm CST on WSBC 1240AM Chicago ties current events to Irish culture through music, books, theater and the arts.
 
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Totally Irish
Weekly
 
Totally Irish with John Barker. Featuring the best new Irish music, interviews, in-studio sessions, gig news and lots more.
 
Irish Tech News are Ireland's number one online tech publication. We are now aiming to become Ireland's number one tech podcast too.
 
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The Irish Pubcast
Monthly+
 
Your intrepid hosts - Wayne Talbot, Darren Fahey and Ciaran Marcantonio - and the occasional guest meet each episode in a different pub around Dublin City and discuss all things geek over a few pints.
 
Notre Dame FCU's Irish Sports Saturdays is a radio show that airs Saturdays at 9am on Redeemer Radio 95.7FM in South Bend, IN the day of a Notre Dame football game.
 
Podcasts from the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, including Q&As with major filmmakers from around the world. The home of film in Ireland.
 
Matheson’s primary focus is on serving the Irish legal needs of international companies and financial institutions doing business in and through Ireland. Our clients include over half of the Fortune 100 companies. We also advise 7 of the top 10 global technology brands and over half of the world’s 50 largest banks. We are headquartered in Dublin and also have offices in London, New York and Palo Alto. More than 600 people work across our four offices, including 75 partners and tax principals ...
 
Authentic connection to Ireland with a native voice on mythology, indigenous spirituality, archaeology, history, culture, society, storytelling, and travel round the island.
 
Welcome to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Podcast. Our vision is of an inclusive Ireland where human rights and equality are respected, protected and fulfilled for everyone, everywhere.
 
A podcast about Ireland in Films hosted by Alex, Clíona and Seán.Each episode we discuss a film that features Ireland (or Irish characters) as a main element of the story.Many Irish people may know that perturbed feeling when a moon-faced eejit called Séamus blows something up in a Harry Potter film. Or feel a sting of resentment when Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson or Saoirse Ronan are nominated for "Best British Performance." Or even just experience a jab of begrudgery when Kevin Space ...
 
Interviewing the Irish dancing community to help make YOU the best dancer you can be.
 
The news, views & reviews of craft beer in Ireland by the IrishBeerSnob
 
A podcast about deliberative democracy, freak blizzards, non-scientific pub-polling, and a chance encounter in a parking lot.
 
Folk dance to phenomenon and beyond
 
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.
 
Podcast by Irish Times Off Topic
 
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.
 
Notre Dame Football Talk and Other Irish Sports
 
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Examiner Sport
Monthly+
 
Podcast by Irish Examiner
 
Check www.copperplatemailorder.com for availability 65 minutes of good Irish traditional music.
 
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G'Day GAA
Monthly+
 
This is a podcast where three Irish men living in Melbourne discuss all things GAA in Australia and back in Ireland
 
Irish Basketball, NBA and All Things in Between
 
His family name is derived from a Greek craftsman who created the Labyrinth and designed wings for himself and his son to fly away from the island they were imprisoned in. But Stephen Dedalus, the young hero of James Joyce's first novel, is a young man who rises above his baser instincts and seeks a life devoted to the arts. This quintessential coming of age novel describes the early life of Stephen Dedalus. It is set in Ireland during the nineteenth century which was a time of emerging Iris ...
 
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Potstilled Radio
Monthly
 
Potstilled Radio, your independent Irish whiskey resource. Bi-Monthly podcast series focusing on the people behind the big brands we all love to drink. Sit down with us twice a month as we go behind the scenes of some of the biggest brands in the industry to attempt to discover the people and funny stories that give brands their great personalities.
 
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Culture Craic
Monthly
 
Irish culture and craic, one pint at a time
 
Those Conspiracy Guys is an Irish comedy podcast where we discuss all types and genres of conspiracy theories, paranormal happenings and true crime from Atlantean myths to Zapruder films; from ghosts and demons to alien abductions; from werewolves and vampires to CIA assassins and Russian spies. We have a big episode every two weeks, a True Crime show every other week and loads of other stuff every so often and you can head over to the website for details.Our aim is to cast a light into the ...
 
A weekly look at business and economics from an Irish perspective hosted by Irish Times Business Editor Ciarán Hancock.
 
Thanks to our sponsor, CurrencyFair, who are a great way to avoid massive bank fees and expensive exchange rates when transferring money abroad. Listeners of the podcast get their first transfer for free so go to currencyfair.com/Irishman and register there to get your free transfer and save a lot of money.Featuring rare long-form interviews with guests including Brian O'Driscoll, Chris O'Dowd, Boy George, Dara O'Briain, Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Lisa Hannigan and Dylan Moran.In each episode, come ...
 
Wrestling Podcast from 4 (very sweet) N Irish blokes discussing key matches & going off topic in the process. May contain retro gaming.
 
A monthly movie podcast hosted by Northern Irish film-critic Jim McClean. Reviews, special guests and interviews, this podcast discusses all manner of film-related nonsense on a regular basis.
 
Lord Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957) was a London-born Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist notable for his work in fantasy. He was influenced by Algernon Swinburne, who wrote the line “Time and the Gods are at strife” in his 1866 poem “Hymn to Proserpine”, as well as by the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. In turn, Dunsany’s influence was felt by H. P. Lovecraft and Ursula K. Le Guin. Arthur C. Clarke corresponded with Dunsany between 1944 and 1956. Those ...
 
The Mobile Recording Unit was introduced by Radió Éireann in 1947. In this series presented by Ian Lee we'll hear gems from the archives recorded by the unit.
 
For the Irish historian John Bagnell Bury, history should be treated as a science and not a mere branch of literature. Many contemporary histories written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century were poetic and heroic in tone, blending fact and fiction, myths and legends. They sometimes relied on sources from Shakespeare and classical poets. For Bury, the facts of history may be legendary or romantic in nature, but they should be recounted in a scholarly and non-judgmental manner, ...
 
On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.
 
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Ask A
Weekly
 
Ask A is a podcast where comedians KevOnStage and Big Irish Jay ask a guest questions that the average person would not usually have the opportunity to ask them.
 
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The Left Wing
Monthly+
 
The Left Wing with Luke Fitzgerald has the best rugby analysis and exclusive interviews every week on Independent.ie. Former Ireland international Luke is joined by Independent.ie’s Will Slattery, as well as the biggest names in Irish rugby.Harnessing his in-depth knowledge from his playing days, Luke dissects how the provinces are performing week in, week out.And for all the international action, listen to the Left Wing for the best analysis and compelling chat about Joe Schmidt’s Ireland.
 
Satellite radio series based on 'The Whore and Her Mother: 9/11, Babylon and the Return of the King', by Raymond McCullough. Do the writings of the Hebrew prophets have anything to teach us about events happening in the world right now?What is the mega-city/nation referred to as 'Mega-Babylon', in the Hebrew prophecies of the Tanakh (Old Testament) and Book of Revelation?Can we identify this city/state today?Why should we rely on the word of these ancient Hebrew prophets, anyway?The Hebrew p ...
 
On Ireland's most cutting edge current affairs show, Matt and his guests provide a running stream of intelligent opinions and heated debates on the issues that matter most to Irish listeners. You might not always agree, but you'll never want to miss a Word.
 
Just like in the Movies, hosted by Garry Kelly, is a weekly podcast that explores and discusses what is happening in the Irish Film Industry and beyond.
 
Bluiríní Béaloidis is the podcast from The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin, and is a platform to explore Irish and wider European folk tradition across an array of subject areas and topics. Hosts Jonny Dillon and Claire Doohan hope this informal and friendly tour through the folklore furrow will appeal to those who wish to learn about the richness and depth of our traditional cultural heritage; that a knowledge and understanding of our past might inform our present an ...
 
The Irish Illustrated Insider podcast hosted by Tim Prister, Tim O'Malley and Pete Sampson. Bringing you the latest Notre Dame football news and analysis. Become a supporter of this podcast:https://anchor.fm/irishillustratedcom-insider/support
 
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In this episode of Weird News Wednesdays, Conor talks Shaun through a woman who is letting the internet make all her decisions, a robber who gives up VERY easily, and Florida Man gets involved in a car chase! Follow us on twitter: @Heroes4hirepod , @conlawler , @shaunmeighan Follow us on Facebook: Heroes for Hire podcast Email any questions or ...…
 
Simon Carswell on what he heard at Oireachtas committee hearings into the botched prosecution of Anglo Irish Bank by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. Cliff Taylor on the latest CSO data showing that in 2018 2.28 million people were employed in our economy, an all-time high. What does that mean for employers, employees and th ...…
 
Simon Carswell on what he heard at Oireachtas committee hearings into the botched prosecution of Anglo Irish Bank by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. Cliff Taylor on the latest CSO data showing that in 2018 2.28 million people were employed in our economy, an all-time high. What does that mean for employers, employees and th ...…
 
Plus, the Tip Sheet featuring tracks from Hot Cops, Lavengro and Fagash McCann.
 
Jennifer Bray and Fiach Kelly join presenter Harry McGee to discuss the big political stories this week: the continuing National Children’s Hospital controversy, the government's Brexit omnibus, UK Labour resignations and Fianna Fáil's Ard Fheis this weekend.Later: Historian Dr Marisa McGlinchey talks to Harry about her book, Unfinished Busines ...…
 
Join us for episode 11 of Potstilled Radio where we get a behind the scenes look at the new Dublin Liberties Distillery, which has just opened in the heart of the Dublin Liberties. Master Distiller, Daryl McNally and Global Whiskeys Ambassador, Geoff Speiran, walk us through all of the amazing features of this new distillery in Dublin 8. They t ...…
 
Hotel revenue per available room (RevPAR) in Ireland has registered a "positive" start to 2019, according to analysts at Davy Stockbrokers.
 
Glanbia has reported 9pc growth in adjusted earnings per shares for 2018, according to full year results from the company.
 
Pre-exceptional profits at Wintergreen Holdings, a hospitality and investment firm controlled by Paddy McKillen, soared 72pc to €19.1m in 2017, newly-filed accounts for the business show. They also reveal that the firm paid €5.9m in dividends in 2017, compared to €8.2m in 2016.
 
KERRY GROUP will look at potential job cuts in its UK operations over the coming months as part of a review of its manufacturing divisions.
 
England's High Court has given Aviva, the UK's second-largest insurer, approval to transfer around £9bn (€10.35bn) in assets to a new Irish company ahead of Brexit.
 
Dublin-based travel software firm Datalex's chief financial officer is to step down.
 
The Government's fast-track planning rules last year delivered permission for 7,102 housing units and 4,479 student bed spaces.
 
THE Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over An Bord Pleanála's approval of the planned 138-kilometre North-South electricity interconnector.
 
Pre-tax profits at building products firm Tegral slumped by 70pc to €417,799 in 2017.
 
FACEBOOK'S agreement to take 80,826 sq m (870,003 sq ft) of space on the site of AIB's former Bankcentre premises in Ballsbridge helped propel the Dublin office market towards a record-breaking year in 2018, according to a new report from Savills. All told, 345,743 sq m (3,721,456 sq ft) of office lettings were agreed last year.…
 
More New Yorkers signed up for health insurance through the state’s marketplace for 2019 than for any previous year, according to numbers from the state Department of Health. That marketplace, called New York State of Health, allows customers to see insurance plans that meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. ...…
 
We're joined by University of Rochester philosophy professor Zeynep Soysal . She discusses the ways in which we form beliefs and why there can be value in doubting them.By edawson@wxxi.org (Evan Dawson).
 
Amazon is not coming to New York City after all, and that has reignited the debate about whether Amazon should hold a kind of sweepstakes to search for a second headquarters. Should Rochester get back in the game? Amazon’s approach has divided the political left. We talk to Democrats about their views on the issue and its broader impact on econ ...…
 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says changes to the federal tax code led to a growing state deficit and is causing some high-income earners to leave the state. But progressive groups, some Democratic state legislators and even some millionaires are pushing back against that assertion, saying there’s no hard evidence that any wealthy New Yorkers are leaving. ...…
 
The Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative recently received nearly 300 ideas for projects to address poverty in the community. One of five plans that won a grant through a participatory budget process is a "tiny home" village for formerly homeless people and others who need affordable housing. "We're thinking to try and create a mixed demogr ...…
 
Guy Hedgecoe on a looming general election in Spain that may herald the return of deadlock to the Cortes Generales. What role will Vox, the new right wing party, play? Middle East analyst Michael Jansen on Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman's tour of Pakistan, India and China. Cold-shouldered in the West following the killing of journalist ...…
 
THE Dublin-based travel software firm Datalax has announced that its chief financial officer, Dónal Rooney, is to step down.
 
A new online training program in the state is now available to help educators better prepare in supporting student mental health. The Mental Health Association in New York State provides the service for educators.By dyoung@wxxi.org (Denise Young).
 
Primary Health Properties, a UK investor in primary healthcare facilities, is to provide development funding for the construction of a new primary care centre in Athy, Co. Kildare, for a total cost of €11.4m.
 
Total shareholder return at Kerry Group declined by 6.8pc in 2018, despite the company reporting an increase in revenue and profits.
 
Jim Murrihy, from New Haven Connecticut, currently resides in Dundalk Ireland has been involved in Irish dancing for over 43 years. His parents from County Galway and County Clare in Ireland instilled in him the love for Irish music and dance at a very early age. During his competitive career he has won numerous regional, national and world sol ...…
 
Eoin lays out a case for using a simplified form of the Irish language. The alternative is to never speak it because you don’t think you’re grammatically accurate enough. In reality, many speakers of Irish Gaelic already don’t speak accurately. There is certainly a tension there: the spoken fluent accurate Irish language is beautiful to listen to.…
 
Eoin lays out a case for using a simplified form of the Irish language. The alternative is to never speak it because you don’t think you’re grammatically accurate enough. In reality, many speakers of Irish Gaelic already don’t speak accurately. There is certainly a tension there: the spoken fluent accurate Irish language is beautiful to listen to.…
 
Ex-Stobart CEO Andrew Tinkler hatched a plan in 2017 that would have seen him and backers buy a majority stake in Aer Lingus Regional operator Stobart Air and then use a stock market vehicle to take a 49pc stake in the carrier.
 
The slowdown of the European economy is "significant" and the European Central Bank (ECB) could change its interest rates guidance if it becomes clear the situation isn't temporary, an ECB governing council member has said.
 
Pernod Ricard, the French distiller being targeted by activist investor Elliott Management, could fall prey to a joint bid by luxury group LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and rival distiller Diageo, according to analysts at Berenberg.
 
THE firm that operates the largest hotel in the west of Ireland, the Connacht in Galway, posted pre-tax profits of €1.5m in 2017.
 
FIVE Irish accountancy students have been placed in the top 1pc globally after competing with 132,000 students across the world in the latest Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exam sitting.
 
There were five people arrested and detained arising from investigations initiated by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) last year.
 
On this week's Totally Irish Conor Wynne from Otherkin chatted to us about his monthly indie cl...
 
In this thrilling episode of Movie Mondays, Conor and Shaun talk Marvel's Eternals, Jared Leto's Joker movie getting cancelled, as well as the biggest, bluest version of Will Smith you ever did see. Follow us on twitter: @Heroes4hirepod , @conlawler , @shaunmeighan Follow us on Facebook: Heroes for Hire podcast Email any questions or queries to ...…
 
In this week's WXXI Business Report : -M & T Bank announces nearly $4 million in grants to support the construction of affordable housing in the Rochester area. -Governor Cuomo says a company called Eko Stinger, which makes a product designed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions on on tractor trailers has opened a facility in the Sou ...…
 
If it wasn't for America, the traditional music of Ireland might no longer exist. America saved Irish music. That's the premise behind my 2014 album I recorded with Jamie Haeuser, How America Saved Irish Music. I expected more of a backlash when I released the album title that was a parody of the book How the Irish Saved Civilization. I only go ...…
 
A number of airlines have expressed interest in taking over flybmi's Derry to Stansted service, the airport's operator has said.
 
There are about 20 people in a basement conference room at the Wyoming County Agriculture and Business Center, sipping coffee and playing an introductory name game. Today, participants will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts and more in a course called Mental Health First Aid. These people aren’t mental h ...…
 
Róisín talks to theatre maker Louise White about her show, This is the Funeral of Your Life – a production she made in response to the death of her father five years ago and an attempt to cope with her grief. She says it’s not morose, it’s about talking about death in a healthy way. Louise is performing the show as part of a fundraising exercis ...…
 
We might not make cars any more, but any move by President Donald Trump to impose auto tariffs would trigger a deep trade war between the European Union and the United States, in which the economy here would be hurt.
 
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