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Episode XV: The Three Wishes

In our first look at an Irish American Folk Tale on Fireside, Kevin tells the story of a bad blacksmith who is granted three wishes, which ends in a conflict with the devil himself. Catch up with real-life Fireside Bard, Kevin on Twitter…

Episode XIV : The Landing of the Gael

This week on Fireside is the final story of the Irish Mythological Cycle: The Landing of the Gael. This is the tale of the mortal men who would arrive on the shores of Ireland, to overthrow the Tuatha Dé Danann. We also finally meet Ériu,…

Episode XIII: The Hunchback of Knockgrafton

On unlucky episode 13 of Fireside, Kevin tells the folk tale of a change in fortune for a young hunchback boy, who gets mixed up with the other folk. There's some music, and even a bit of the Irish language! Get a glimpse into the life of a…

Episode XII: The Children of Lir

This week on Fireside is the most famous tale from the Mythological Cycle, and probably the most famous Irish myth of all time: The Children of Lir. The Children of Lir is an imaginative, vivid and deeply tragic tale, of a man's love for…

Episode XI: The Tobacco Quest

This week on Fireside, we hear a fairy story of a tobacco obsessed farmer who goes on a journey to find his precious smoke. A journey that takes him all the way to America! This is... The Tobacco Quest Find out about your Fireside Bard, and…

Episode X: The Great Battle of Magh Tuireadh

The climax of the Irish Mythological Cycle. This week on Fireside, Kevin gives the epic conclusion to the Lugh and Bres Saga, in which the Tuatha Dé Danann, face off against the dreaded Fomorians, in The Great Battle of Magh Tuireadh. Do…

Episode IX: The Soul Cages

This week on Fireside, Kevin tells the story of a fisherman's obsessive pursuit of a merrow, and of what he finds when he is invited into that merrow's home, at the bottom of the sea... Find out in... The Soul Cages. To find out more about…

Episode VIII: The Sons of Tuireann

This week on Fireside, in our continuing look at Irish Mythology, Kevin tells story of three sons – The Sons of Tuireann – who greatly wronged Lugh, King of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and the Herculean quest they were sent on as penance. If you…

Episode VII: The Brewery of Eggshells

Changelings have always been one of the darkest, strangest, and most enduring aspects of Irish Folklore. In this story on Fireside, Kevin tells of the actions of one woman, who suspected her own baby was one of the “other people.” We then…

Episode VI: The Coming of Lugh

Continuing our look at Irish Mythology on Fireside this week, Kevin tells the story of the life of Lugh Lámh Fhada (of the long arm), mighty King of the Tuatha Dé Danann, and one of the greatest and most important heroes in Irish Mythology.…