The Calendar Road is a short walk along a rural byway in Ireland.  Sinéad McClure is your guide as she highlights the changes along the road as each month passes.  The season changes, the local sounds, words and landscape all add together to make this a unique journey.

We are now uploading The Calendar Road as posts, rather than by page files, as a result, you will find the most recent show below in post format, this means that you can also access the show through our podcast feeds, however, the archive of programmes from November 2009 to January 2011 will remain static on this page in case you have missed any episodes.

  • The Calendar Road January, 2015. January went by with wild winds, snow and hail.  Sinéad takes to the road on a quieter day with a light dusting of snow underfoot to talk about our weather, the rain and water as a once revered resource. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup ...
  • The Calendar Road December, 2014 Sinéad rings the changes, on the last day of December 2014 and the eve of New Year.  With a look back over the year along the Calendar Road and a chat about the lapwings who have returned to winter here.   Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in ...
  • The Calendar Road November 2014 It’s November on the Calendar Road and Sinéad takes a walk out at night to talk about the longer nights as winter approaches. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road December2010 Play Now | Play in ...
  • The Calendar Road September, 2014 The last day of September and Sinéad takes a walk through a forest for autumn to talk about conifer plantations and whether they help or disturb biodiversity in Ireland. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road December2010 [ 10:58 | 15.06 MB ...
  • The Calendar Road August 2014 The last day of August and Sinéad feels that autumn has come to the Calendar Road. She talks about The Festival of Lunása and the Sun God Lugh, as the wind blows gently through the trees. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar ...
  • The Calender Road July, 2014. There has been warm, humid weather along the Calendar Road in July and all sorts of insects are buzzing about enjoying the weather.  Sinéad talks about some of the ones she’s spotted this month.   Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road December2010 ...
  • The Calendar Road June 2014 This months show is all about our wildflowers and plants.  It’s late June on the Calendar Road and most of these plants are coming into flower.  With bees buzzing and birds singing, Sinéad walk along by the hedgerows that border the road to pick out the most important plants, that some term ‘weeds’ but others ...
  • The Calendar Road April 2014 Dear Diary. It’s April 30th, 2014 and Sinéad reflects on the month by remembering some of the day to day details of the warmest month so far this year. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road December2010 ...
  • The Calendar Road March, 2014. Spring is in the air, an evening stroll on The Calendar Road, after the clocks have gone forward and the brighter evenings are full of birdsong.  Sinéad talks about the signs of spring on this months podcast. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download ...
  • The Calendar Road February, 2014. The last day of February sees Sinéad take a walk midway along the Calendar Road and a detour takes her into a forested area, here she talks about the benefits of one of the most prolific plants that grows along the road. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | ...
  • The Calendar Road January, 2014. The last day of January sees another wet start to the day, the fields around the Calendar Road are looking worse for wear, muddy and wet.  On this months show Sinéad talks about birds that call the Calendar Road home. And welcomes the Spring with some optimism despite the wet, chilly weather. Calendar Road January ...
  • The Calendar Road December 2013 This month has been fierce at times with high winds over the Festive Season. Sinéad talks about traditional weather signs from the sun, the moon and wildlife, a few tips for amateur meteorologists and we look forward to a new year on The Calendar Road. Calendar Road January 2011 ...
  • The Calendar Road November, 2013. November 2013 has been a colourful month with an extended autumn along the Calendar Road.  Sinéad marks the 4th anniversary of the podcast by visiting the same spot she did on the very first show, but this time it’s talk of trees, and the superstition surrounding them. Calendar Road January 2011 [ 10:55 | 15 ...
  • The Calendar Road October, 2013 It’s late October on The Calendar Road.  A time of the year when people retreat after dark to the warmth of the hearth and tell a spooky story or two.   Sinéad has followed the tradition this month except the story is made all the more chilling by its truth. Calendar Road January 2011 [ ...
  • The Calendar Road September, 2013. Sinéad talks about the wild harvest of September along the Calendar Road, from hazelnuts to mushrooms. It’s a good year for wild fruits. But most of them will be harvested by the wildlife and not by the human inhabitants! Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup ...
  • The Calendar Road August 2013 It’s August, and harvest time gives Sinead pause to remember much tougher Augusts along the Calendar Road.  Standing looking down on the landscape she talks about centuries passed and how the locals struggled to survive. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road ...
  • The Calendar Road July 2013 The last day of July and it’s a disappointment weatherwise along this stretch of rural byway.  The rain makes sure Sinéad stays close to home.  Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road December2010 Play Now | ...
  • The Calendar Road June 2013 Another wet and windy day along The Calendar Road.   Sinéad talks about the landscape and in particular the view of  the Caves of Keash (Pictured left) and quotes from Tadgh Kilgannon’s Sligo and its Surrounds. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road ...
  • The Calendar Road May 2013 It’s late May on The Calendar Road, the month of Bealtine. Sinéad gets a rare opportunity to stop in the warmth of the sun and reflect on the Festival of Bealtine, and the changes in May along this rural byway. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup ...
  • The Calendar Road April 2013 April hasn’t brought much of a change to the weather, it’s another cold walk for Sinéad as she takes a diversion off The Calendar Road to try to find some sanctuary in the forest. Calendar Road January 2011 Play Now | Play in Popup | Download Calendar Road December2010 [ ...

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