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…

Episode XL: The Wooing of Étaín

In the 40th episode of Fireside, Kevin tells one of the most famous of the Irish myths, and possibly one of the greatest love stories of all, about the everlasting, turbulent and true love between the River God Midir, and his beloved Étaín.…

Episode XXXVIII: Mongán

This week on Fireside, in the next episode of our look at the Historical or King cycle of Irish Mythology, we meet Mongán, a hairy baby raised by the God of the Sea, Manannán Mac Lir, to become the next High King! Get in touch with the show…

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…