7 episodes

On The Social Entrepreneurs Podcast we meet with some of Ireland’s leading social entrepreneurs and share their stories of bringing about change in Ireland.

What led these ordinary people to do extraordinary things?

What has their journey been like as a social entrepreneur?

And what are their ambitions for the future?

In each episode, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland tries to unpick the answers, to highlight the incredible impact that these people are having in Ireland and to inspire anybody out there with an idea to take action.

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On The Social Entrepreneurs Podcast we meet with some of Ireland’s leading social entrepreneurs and share their stories of bringing about change in Ireland.

What led these ordinary people to do extraordinary things?

What has their journey been like as a social entrepreneur?

And what are their ambitions for the future?

In each episode, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland tries to unpick the answers, to highlight the incredible impact that these people are having in Ireland and to inspire anybody out there with an idea to take action.

    Ep. 7: Alma Jordan of AgriKids ‘ ‘We are all writing the handbook on social entrepreneurship, and tomorrow’s pages are still blank’

    Ep. 7: Alma Jordan of AgriKids ‘ ‘We are all writing the handbook on social entrepreneurship, and tomorrow’s pages are still blank’

    This week, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and Alma Jordan founder of AgriKids chat about the impact of COVID19 on our farming families, her journey as a social entrepreneur and how children are the most impactful voices on farms.

    AgriKids operated on the belief that by educating and empowering young children, they become farm safety ambassadors and bring the farm safety message home, having a positive impact on their parents, grandparents and extended family.

    • 41 min
    Ep. 6: Caitriona Watters-Crehan of Prepare Me "It's all about Empathy"

    Ep. 6: Caitriona Watters-Crehan of Prepare Me "It's all about Empathy"

    “For true inclusion, society needs to conform to the needs of all of its citizens, not just the needs of a typical person”.

    This week, Darren and Caitriona talk about how not everyone’s first language is the spoken word, teaching empathy, and doing the next right thing that’s in front of you.

    Caitriona is the founder of Prepare Me, which creates resources for children and adults with additional needs for everyday experiences that are often incredibly stressful for them. 

    • 54 min
    Ep.5: Adam Harris of AsIAm "Normal doesn’t exist"

    Ep.5: Adam Harris of AsIAm "Normal doesn’t exist"

    This week, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland talks to Adam Harris, CEO and founder of AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity, which aims to give a voice and platform to Ireland’s autistic community.

    They talk about Adam’s experiences growing up and what pushed him to found AsIAm, the sea-change in Ireland, and building towards a connected and inclusive society.

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    • 45 min
    Ep.4: Tammy Darcy of The Shona Project "You can always turn your life around"

    Ep.4: Tammy Darcy of The Shona Project "You can always turn your life around"

     In this episode, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland speaks with Tammy Darcy, founder of the Shona Project, a platform and movement aiming to educate, empower and inspire Ireland’s young women.

    They talk about how trauma can be overcome and engaged with, the power of ‘yet’ and why each person’s life always matters.

    Enjoy the show.

    • 57 min
    Ep.3: Barry Sheridan of The Irish Men’s Sheds "We're transforming, not just improving men's lives"

    Ep.3: Barry Sheridan of The Irish Men’s Sheds "We're transforming, not just improving men's lives"

    In this episode Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland speaks with Barry Sheridan, CEO of The Irish Men’s Sheds Association, the member-based organization which exists to maintain links and share information among the network of Men’s Sheds in Ireland. 

    They discuss the perfect storm which started sheds in Ireland, how coronavirus is impacting the sheds and the intergenerational future of the programme.

    • 45 min
    Ep. 2: Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien of FoodCloud "It’s not just food – it’s community"

    Ep. 2: Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien of FoodCloud "It’s not just food – it’s community"

    In this episode, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland speaks with Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien, co-founders of FoodCloud.

    This social enterprise matches businesses with surplus food to local charities and community groups across Ireland, and has begun to expand internationally.

    They discuss the journey that led to FoodCloud; from early disappointments to accelerating successes and why food is so much more than food.

    Iseult is a member of the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland board.

    • 1 hr 19 min

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