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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…

Episode XXVII: Fair, Brown and Trembling

This week on Fireside is an early Irish variation on the fairy tale of Cinderella: Fair, Brown and Trembling, which tells the classic tale of a beautiful young princess, and the torment she goes through at the hands of her cruel older…

Episode XXIII: Danno or the Devil?

On this week's Fireside, a recent folk tale from the County of Limerick. Kevin tells the tale of two young girls who encounter an old woman in the woods in the company of a tall, mysterious and dangerous figure... Danno or the Devil? Get in…