191 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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    • 4.7 • 66 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.

    The Lucky Guest

    The Lucky Guest

    In episode 189 of Fireside, A young maidservant recounts her poor family's turn of fortune with the unexpected arrival of a mysterious guest...
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    Osgar and the Green Blade

    Osgar and the Green Blade

    In episode 188, Osgar, the greatest of the Fianna, faces off against his greatest foe and a formidable blade. What will happen should Osgar fall? What will happen should the honour of the Fianna be called into question?
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    • 32 min
    Horse Piper

    Horse Piper

    A knock at the door on a rainy night...a story of a man on the hunt for tobacco who's turned into a horse...
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    • 30 min
    The Hill of Slaughter

    The Hill of Slaughter

    In episode 186 of Fireside - The Fianna have endured a period of great peace, but no peace can last forever for Eire's warrior band...and a threat is coming to the island that is not quite human...
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    • 33 min
    The Drunken Master

    The Drunken Master

    In episode 185, a young woman named Bridget Mac Daniel is a bit too fond of the demon drink - and one night on her way home from the pub, she meets a mysterious little man offering Bridget a free drink...but there Is a heavy price to pay.
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    • 31 min
    Conan's Delusions

    Conan's Delusions

    In episode 184. The Fianna are invited to the home of a Druid Dwarf, and the Big Brute Conan Maol learns a lesson about hospitality and respect that he will not soon forget...
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Dhóibín ,

A great discovery!

I have only recently discovered this brilliant podcast. Kevin has a wonderful voice and is a great actor.

fountainstown ,

Go raibh maith agat Kevin!

Love this podcast. Informative and entertaining.

Rocky legs ,

My favorite podcast

Every night I listen in the bath to this wonderful podcast and it has done wonders for my anxiety. Go hiontach Kevin Olohan

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