21 episodes

The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.

National Leprechaun Museum Leprechaun Museum Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.

    Episode 16, Heroes, Villains, and Problematic Faves

    Episode 16, Heroes, Villains, and Problematic Faves

    The National Leprechaun Museum Podcast returns after a few months break, and it's great to talk to you again! In this episode Mark and Paudie take a deep dive into some of their favourite characters in Irish stories, and ask why we love baddies, why all-powerful heroes can be a bit boring, and should we judge characters from thousands of years ago by modern standards? How do we use storytelling to relate to ourselves and each other?

    If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller.

    Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Ó Géaráin.

    Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

    • 41 min
    Episode 15, April Fool's Day

    Episode 15, April Fool's Day

    In this episode Stephen leads us on a journey exploring the themes of Fools and Foolishness in Irish Folklore. Is the Fool in Ireland different to the Fool in other cultures and who is the biggest Fool?

    If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller

    With Stories by Stephen Jack Cullen, Emily Collins and Paudie Holly

    Recorded in various bedrooms and blanket forts for The National Leprechaun Museum

    • 50 min
    Tolkien Reading Day

    Tolkien Reading Day

    It's Tolkien Reading Day! (March 25th)

    So this week Eleanor and Paudie are talking about the work of the master World Builder and linguist J.R.R. Tolkien. Were the Sídhe an influence on middle earth? Is Gollum secretly from Co. Claire?
    Who knows? But it's a lot of fun to speculate about.

    If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller

    Featuring Paudie Hollie and Eleanor Walsh.

    Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

    • 21 min
    World Storytelling Day 2020

    World Storytelling Day 2020

    In this episode Mark and Paudie talk about the importance of storytelling and storytellers, tell some stories themselves, and even have a nice chat about Saint Patrick's Day.

    If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller

    Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Guerin.

    Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

    • 51 min
    Episode 14. Death

    Episode 14. Death

    Naoise and Stephen spend a lovely (only slightly stormy) winterevening discussing that cheeriest of topics, Death.
    But maybe that's not as sarcastic as it sounds. Irish myth has an oddly sunny attitude towards death, which is just as well seeing as how much it permeates our culture.

    If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller

    Featuring Naoise Ó'Duinn and Stephen Jack Cullen.

    Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

    • 59 min
    episode 13, Dreams And Visions

    episode 13, Dreams And Visions

    In this episode our storytellers discuss the importance of dreams and visions in Irish myth and legend. Do our dreams influence our folklore or does our folklore influence our dreams? Or is it both? Or all three? In this episode you'll hear stories of Oisín, Cormac Mac Art, Tír na nÓg with guest appearances by Saint Brigid and Baby Yoda.

    If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller

    Featuring Paudie Holly and Lenny Bickerdike.

    Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

nebraskan_lad ,

Swanky cashier

Hey mark, thanks for conversation

Hgfuguhfr ,

Really good podcast

I really like this podcast. It's very entertaining and very interesting. The storytellers are very good at what they do 😊

JT Mac ,

Fantastic Irish Folklore

This podcast is the next best thing to actually visiting the Leprechaun Museum in person. The storytellers at the Leprechaun Museum do an amazing job bringing these tales to life. I could listen to them all day long.

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