Gaelic Culture

Famine Times with Author Rachel Britz (Ep. 62)

Minnesota-based author Rachel Britz tells us about her research for her book Good-Bye, Lover. Her family comes from Donegal, and not every person survived the travel across America. She visited west Ireland in 2014, and tells us how that went. Discussion podcast in English.

Love for Irish Music and Language with Dawn Lange (Ep. 61)

Dawn shares her “can do” attitude to learning to speak Irish Gaelic. It’s her way to “feel connected to a place that has my heart”, as she told us recently. She’s a Bitesize Irish Gaelic member. Discussion podcast about learning to speak Irish Gaelic (in English).

Christmas Poem From Ireland (Ep. 58)

Eoin reads out the poem by Patrick Kavanagh, “A Christmas Childhood”. It rings of simple Irish Christmases. This Christmas poem isn’t in Irish Gaelic, but surely it’s just the thing to hear as we reach Christmas, the time when we reconnect with friends and family.

Gàidhlig with Prof Boyd Robertson (Ep. 53)

Where is Scottish Gaelic, or Gàidhlig, spoken? What were those Gàidhlig-speaking areas like, and what is their health today? Professor Boyd Robertson, Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, joins Eoin to share the culture of Scotland. Discussion podcast in English.

Say You Will by Mary Murphy (Ep. 52)

Do you love to hear about the “little people”, or the síoga as we call them in Ireland? Or maybe you’ve grown up too much, and you think you don’t need to hear such a story every now and again! In this episode, hear Mary Murphy read out one of her stories “Say You Will”.