Episode L: Becoming Cú Chulainn

It’s episode 50 of Fireside. And what better way of commemorating that than finally introducing Setanta. The young boy of the Ulster Cycle who would become the greatest warrior and single most significant character in all of Irish…

Episode XLIX: Deirdre of the Sorrows

This week on Fireside, continuing the Ulster Cycle of Irish Mythology, we meet the Sons of Uisneach and the foremost tragic heroine of the entire pantheon: Deirdre. Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram and Twitter if you have any…

Episode XLVI: The Banshee Welcoming Party

In this episode of Fireside, we have the next of our Halloween-themed folk tales. We meet young Hollohan, forced to flee Ireland because of the famine, and the fairy woman – The Banshee – he met upon his return... Get in touch with the show…

Episode XLV: The Piper and The Púca

This week on Fireside is the first of our Halloween themed folk tales, this tells the story of a young Uilleann Piper with the ability to play only one tune, who runs afoul of the Púca, the shape shifting trickster who wants to take him to…

Episode XLII: Conaire Mór

This week on Fireside, we continue the Historical Cycle of Irish Mythology with a look at Conaire Mór, the almost Grecian hero, who tried to rule justly under several difficult, varied and absurdly specific taboos. Can you ever escape fate?…

Episode XLI: The Faerie Wife

This week on Fireside: A folk tale about a mortal boy in Donegal who marries a Faerie. He’s fine with this, but his uncles sure aren’t... Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram and Twitter if you have any ideas for the podcast, or…