Episode XXXVII: Gold Tree and Silver Tree

On this Fireside, an Irish version of the classic fairy tale of Snow White sees the vain and wicked Silver Tree attempt to reclaim her place as most beautiful in the land by murdering her own daughter Gold Tree. Get in touch with the show…

Episode XXXVI: Cormaic Mac Airt

This week on Fireside, we continue our look at the Historical Cycle of Irish Mythology, with the story of the supposed greatest Irish King of them all: Cormaic Mac Airt! Is he the greatest, or did he just have really good spin doctors?…

Episode XXXV: Munachar and Manachar

This week on Fireside, a strange and humourous folk tale of a boy named Munachar, who wants to hang his foe Manachar, for the crime of eating his strawberries. What more needs to be said? Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram and…

Episode XXXIV: Niall of the Nine Hostages

This week on Fireside, continuing our look at the Historical Cycle of Irish Mythology, Kevin tells of Niall, the founder of the O'Neill dynasty, who lay with a hag, and became High King at Tara. Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s…

Episode XXXII: Labhraidh Loingseach

On Fireside this week, in the first story of the Historical or King Cycle of Irish Mythology, we tell the tale of the long and bloody path to the throne Labhraidh Loingseach, a good king with a terrible secret... Get in touch with the show…

Episode XXXI: The Lady O’Connor

This week on Fireside is a folk tale from county Clare, sourced from J.M. Synge's book on the Aran Islands, The Lady O'Connor tells of poor boy's quest to marry a rich girl, and the bargain he makes to get what he wants... Get in touch with…

Episode XXX: Tír na nÓg

In the 30th episode of Fireside, Kevin tells one of the most famous Irish myths of all time: Oisín and Niamh's adventures in Tír na nÓg, the land of eternal youth... Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram and Twitter if you have…

Episode XXIX: The Faerie Horses

This week on Fireside, is The Faerie Horses – a folk tale from the county of Cavan about the love between siblings and the dangers of Irish peat bogs... also Faeries and their horses. Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram and…

Episode XXVIII: The End of The Fianna

This week on Fireside, in the climactic final battle of the Fenian Cycle of Irish Mythology, Kevin tells of the causes, lead up to and casualties of the great Battle of Gabhra. This conflict would bring about the end of the Fianna of…