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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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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.

    Conan Maol's Wedding Crash

    Conan Maol's Wedding Crash

    Conan Maol Mac Mórna, the quarrelsome, boorish and boisterous frenemy of Fionn Mac Cumhaill is uninvited to a wedding - and there is hell to pay...
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    • 25 min
    Ned Kelly On The Run

    Ned Kelly On The Run

    In Fireside's second story on the bushranging bank robbing laggard that is Ned Kelly, we have two of the three great Kelly tales - The Fitzpatrick Incident and The Stringybark Shootout - which both cemented the larrikin's legacy...
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    • 32 min
    180 - CLXXX - The Grecian Princess

    180 - CLXXX - The Grecian Princess

    Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Fianna are invited to dinner with a mysterious warrior princess from Greece, but when things go sour who will defend Eire from The Grecian Princess?
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    • 34 min
    179 - CLXXIX - Ned Kelly and the Bushranger

    179 - CLXXIX - Ned Kelly and the Bushranger

    It's time to meet the Irish-Australian Folk Hero that has fascinated and divided people for nearly 150 years - In this first story we learn where Ned Kelly came from, who his parents were and about his first brushes with the law with his mentor Harry Power...
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    • 34 min
    178 - CLXXVIII - Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the King of the Giants

    178 - CLXXVIII - Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the King of the Giants

    the first in a selection of Fionn 'Giant Tales' following in the vain of the very first ever episode of Fireside! In this tale, Fionn Mac Cumhaill is kidnapped by the King of the Giants, and it is up to his loyal friend Duirmuid to rescue him with a little help from a golden apple...
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    • 31 min
    177 - CLXXVII - The Seven Sisters

    177 - CLXXVII - The Seven Sisters

    A break in tradition with a story from the Aboriginal People of Western Australia - a story of seven sisters from the stars who are pursued by a group of unwanted men - it's a story that has a claim to being the oldest in the world...
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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72 Ratings

72 Ratings

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Love this podcast as a writer

Thoughtful and humorous storytelling, intriguing tales, love it!

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Takes me back to Ireland

Thank you for making this podcast! Every episode reminds me of our trip to Ireland with YDU Tours. One of my highlights was having you on the bus. Singing songs and telling stories.

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