95 episodes

Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Fireside is the Irish Storytelling Podcast. Kevin C. Olohan is your host and Fireside Bard. Every Wednesday, Kevin takes a story from Folklore or Mythology, gives it a fresh retelling, and discusses the story itself and the craft, culture and history of Storytelling. Whether you’re a folklore fanatic, or someone who just enjoys hearing a good yarn, you can always join Kevin by the Fireside.

    Episode XCIV - Brian Boru - The Battle of Clontarf

    Episode XCIV - Brian Boru - The Battle of Clontarf

    Episode 94 - This week on Fireside, Kevin gives the conclusion of the epic saga of Ireland’s Warrior King - Brian Boru, and clears the history from the myth, while keeping the story!

    • 29 min
    Episode XCIII: The Cow that Ate the Piper

    Episode XCIII: The Cow that Ate the Piper

    This week on Fireside (https://www.headstuff.org/fireside/) is Episode 93: The Cow that Ate the Piper

    Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/firesidebard/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/olohansolo) if you have any ideas for the podcast, or just want to say hi! Please donate to the Patreon Page (https://www.patreon.com/firesidepodcast) to show your support!

    • 27 min
    Episode XCII: Brian Boru – The Emperor of Ireland

    Episode XCII: Brian Boru – The Emperor of Ireland

    This week on Fireside (https://www.headstuff.org/fireside/) is Episode 92: Brian Boru – The Emperor of Ireland

    Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/firesidebard/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/olohansolo) if you have any ideas for the podcast, or just want to say hi! Please donate to the Patreon Page (https://www.patreon.com/firesidepodcast) to show your support!

    • 30 min
    Episode XCI: The Secret Token

    Episode XCI: The Secret Token

    This week on Fireside (https://www.headstuff.org/fireside/) is Episode 91: The Secret Token

    Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/firesidebard/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/olohansolo) if you have any ideas for the podcast, or just want to say hi! Please donate to the Patreon Page (https://www.patreon.com/firesidepodcast) to show your support!

    • 30 min
    Episode XC: Brian Boru – Ireland’s Warrior King

    Episode XC: Brian Boru – Ireland’s Warrior King

    This week on Fireside (https://www.headstuff.org/fireside/) is Episode 90: Brian Boru – Ireland’s Warrior King

    Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/firesidebard/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/olohansolo) if you have any ideas for the podcast, or just want to say hi! Please donate to the Patreon Page (https://www.patreon.com/firesidepodcast) to show your support!

    • 33 min
    Episode LXXXIX: Seán na Bánóige – Part II

    Episode LXXXIX: Seán na Bánóige – Part II

    This week on Fireside (https://www.headstuff.org/fireside/) is Episode 89: Seán na Bánóige – Part II

    Get in touch with the show on Kevin’s Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/firesidebard/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/olohansolo) if you have any ideas for the podcast, or just want to say hi! Please donate to the Patreon Page (https://www.patreon.com/firesidepodcast) to show your support!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

MargaretTheEngineer ,

Love it

I’m a prolific podcast listener, but this is the first time I’ve been moved to rate or review. I absolutely loved your first episode and can’t wait to hear more. You have a great story telling way about you, and show great preparation.

I think I’ve been living a parallel life, learning the few stories in school, then getting into the Greek and Roman and Mauri stories, then getting a few Irish folklore kids stories to read to my little boys, but I never got as far as you in researching our stories properly. I’m greatly looking forward to going on this journey with you.

By the by, in the giants causeway story I was told, the Scottish giant built the causeway during his flight of terror away from Fionn, but no explanation was offered to how he got to Ireland in the first place.

By the by the by, my 6yo son has to do a school project talking about a person from another country and another time. He’s a wee Irish boy in Australia, and I hope he picks Fionn after enjoying your first story so much.

Keep up the good work mate.

O’Shea ,

Great

This is a great way to learn, or even relearn, the vast body of Irish stories,

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