8 episodes

Welcome to Unreal, a podcast about Irish history, stories and tradition.

Unreal Irish Folklore Ruth A

    • Places & Travel

Welcome to Unreal, a podcast about Irish history, stories and tradition.

    The Wren, The Wren, the King of the Birds

    The Wren, The Wren, the King of the Birds

    “The wren, the wren, the king of the birds,On St Stephen’s Day was caught in the furze..."Traditions surround this tiny bird in winter - but does the Wren Hunt have much more ancient roots?https://unrealpodcast.com/

    • 31 min
    Who's the Fastest of them All?

    Who's the Fastest of them All?

    For the warriors of Ireland, speed was an important trait in a wife, tested in gruelling contests. But when you marry a fast, strong woman against her will, you can bet that the running she will do will be far and long away from you…https://unrealpodcast.com/https://twitter.com/unrealpod 

    • 24 min
    Sheela na Guira, The Tyrant Queen

    Sheela na Guira, The Tyrant Queen

    Crumbled and overgrown, Cullohill Castle is no longer the seat of great deeds , But local legends tell of a tyrant queen who killed lovers nightly, and terrorized the area. The legend may now be almost forgotten – but people nearby still recall. For who could forget the rule of Sheela na Guira?https://unrealpodcast.com/

    • 25 min
    Alice Kyteler: The First Witch Trial in Ireland

    Alice Kyteler: The First Witch Trial in Ireland

    In 1324, Dame Alice Kyteler of Kilkenny became the first woman tried for witchcraft in Ireland. But things did not go according to plan...https://unrealpodcast.com/https://twitter.com/unrealpod

    • 29 min
    Kidnapping at the Circus

    Kidnapping at the Circus

    In 1937, the kidnapping of a young German acrobat by an Irish circus hand led to a midnight car chase, and a court case that captivated the country.https://unrealpodcast.comhttps://twitter.com/unrealpod

    • 23 min
    Giants and Causeways

    Giants and Causeways

    Giants sculpted our landscape. They are strong, and fierce, and can be terrifying if you're unprepared. But anyone can defeat a giant - if you are clever enough to trick them...https://unrealpodcast.com/https://twitter.com/unrealpod

    • 29 min

Top Podcasts In Places & Travel

Listeners Also Subscribed To