Archive for category Myths & Legends

Sean Og and the Hag

Calendar Road Misty EveningSean Og and The Hag is a story set in 1799 in County Longford, Ireland. It does not take long for Sean Og Mc Donagh to discover that the beautiful young lady who finds him out in the dark of an Irish halloween is not what she appears to be but what can he do to get out of her clutches as he makes his way home on a dark October night?  Sean Og and The Hag was written and narrated by Jho Harris for Podcasts.ie especially for Halloween and we take another listen each year just before the eve of Samhain.

 

The Christmas Showcase 2013

Christmas Day Robin 05It’s that time of the year again and we have a very special showcase for you.  There are original stories by EM Reapy and Doreen Duffy, poetry from James Lawless, we also have music including The Hallelujah Chorus and songs from Johnny Duhan and Ursula Connolly.  We also take a trip down memory lane with an excerpt from The Calendar Road December, 2010.

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The Voice of Christmas

DSCF0778Noel Carney thinks he has discovered an age old secret  but can he resist the demon drink and find out the truth behind his findings.   Written and performed by Jho Harris 2010.

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Sally and the Snowy Path

DSCF0611Sally is baffled by a sound that wakes her early on a cold December morning – Greystones is the backdrop for this seasonal tale, written by Jho Harris in 2010.

 

 

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The Gift

ponsettaA seasonal play for Christmas Time. On a shopping trip in Castlebar everything takes an unusual turn, as all of a sudden the main character finds himself travelling back in time, or is he dreaming?

Written by Sinéad McClure, 2004.

 

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The Voice of Christmas

 Noel Carney is a young bachelor living near Avoca, He was happy with his lot until one Christmas his chances of romance were dashed by a newspaper article.  Despite being a lifelong Pioneer, Noel decided to break his pledge but a strange twist in the donkey’s barn on Christmas eve was not what he was expecting.

The Voice of Christmas was written and is read by Jho Harris

The Letter

The Letter looks at a new way of telling an Irish old story to explain the existence of a tribe of magical people.  The Tuatha De Dannan have for generations been shrouded in mystery, will Jess and Bob uncover their secrets?  The Letter is written by Sinéad McClure especially for podcasts.ie. 

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How the wolf lost his tail

In this story written by Steve Dunford, Jho Harris relates a time when wolves wandered the Irish countryside and though they had the upperhand on the fox, it was time for madra rua to show who was really the top dog
 

 

Bob of the Reek

Brendan Walsh MA is an Archaeologist who was born and raised at the foot of Croagh Patrick.  In 1995 he became interested in a story he had heard about since childhood when working as part of an archaeological team on the summit of one of the worlds most famous mountains

Bob of The Reek is a little known story from an area steeped in history which acts as a magnet not alone for Christian pilgrims but for archaeologists, photographers and historians. From a spot looking up at Bob’s cave , by a stream just yards from his home, Brendan relates the story he first published as an archaeological paper in 2005.

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Please note that this cave is only accessible via a narrow track in very loose scree and unsupervised visits should not be attempted under any circumstances.

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Fionn Mac Cumhaill and Bran

An adaptation of the story of the birth of Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his first adventures with his Wolfhound Bran apdapted and narated by Jho Harris