8 episodes

Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast.
As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural, fairies and Irish lore.
Produced and recorded by Philip Murphy and John Lillis. Music by Clare Sands. Photography by Valerie O’Sullivan.

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Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan Eddie Lenihan

    • Arts
    • 4.9, 45 Ratings

Eddie Lenihan is Ireland’s most well known storyteller. He has been telling tales for over 35 years. Each month, Eddie will share Irish wisdom and stories from the past on the Tell Me A Story with Eddie Lenihan podcast.
As a cultural preservationist, Eddie has amassed the largest collection of folk stories and tales in Ireland. His dedication to the tradition has seen him collect and compile stories from all across the country, particularly those that deal with the themes of the supernatural, fairies and Irish lore.
Produced and recorded by Philip Murphy and John Lillis. Music by Clare Sands. Photography by Valerie O’Sullivan.

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    Episode 7 : The Fairy Wind

    Episode 7 : The Fairy Wind

    This month, Eddie gives a brief introduction to the fairies, na daoine uaisle. He explores the traditional roots of fairy folklore and legends, and tells of a West Clare women's deadly encounter with the fairy wind, an sí gaoithe.
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    • 22 min
    Episode 6 : The Art of Collecting

    Episode 6 : The Art of Collecting

    This month, Eddie looks back on how he was first introduced to story-telling and collecting in Brosna in Co. Kerry. Eddie explores the importance of passing down stories from one generation to the next, and how it preserves our cultural and traditional beliefs.  This episode is supported by Creative Ireland.
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    • 39 min
    Episode 5 : Defiant Irish Women

    Episode 5 : Defiant Irish Women

    This month, Eddie speaks about some of the defiant Irish women in Irish folklore. He tells of Máire Rua McMahon from Co. Clare, and her trials and tribulations with her various husbands. Eddie also tells the tale of the boy who pulled the wrong stone from a castle wall, and felt the strike of the Cailleach. 
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    • 34 min
    Episode 4 : St Brigid

    Episode 4 : St Brigid

    Eddie tells some stories about St Brigid. St Brigid is also known as Mary of the Gael or Muire na nGael. She is one of the Patron Saints of Ireland.
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    • 29 min
    Episode 3 : Animals in Irish Folklore

    Episode 3 : Animals in Irish Folklore

    In this episode Eddie talks about animals in Irish Folklore and their importance in storytelling.
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    • 23 min
    Episode 2 : Biddy Early Part 1

    Episode 2 : Biddy Early Part 1

    A great woman. In this episode Eddie gives an introduction to Biddy Early, the bean feasa, the “wise woman” of Clare.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Vanawil ,

Stunning

Great to listen to him. X

David Geraghty ,

Eddie is a legend himself, great sound boys

Eddie is a legend himself, great sound boys

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