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This months Irish writers showcase podcast features a short story by E.M. Reapy as she reads her second contribution ‘The Ceremony’.  We have a reading by Johnny Duhan from his book ‘Into The Light’ and Johnny also performs the song Avene and Alana as featured in the reading.  There is poetry from Padraig J Daly reading ‘Singleness‘. Donnacha Toomey sings ‘Duty Free’ from his forthcoming album and Des Mc Hale as featured in our series Mayo’s Heritage a piece based on his book ‘Picture The Quiet Man’

To listen now click PLAY to listen later Right Click/Ctrl Click and Save Target As to Download. Showcase No. 26

Another Irish writers showcase podcast for you as we visit Letterkenny, Leitrim, Lismore and Ballina.  This month we have an excerpt from our series The Writer’s Passage, episode number 2 which featured The Stone by Claire Nolan; this sequence was recorded in Kilkenny Castle (pictured left).  We have poetry by Michael Pattwell recorded at Lismore Heritage Centre in County Waterford, Micheal reads the title poem from his collection ‘Flaghopping‘ .  There is music by Pete Courtney singing ‘Please Somebody’ and Mick Hanly performing ‘Happy As A Baby In Your Arms’ both these songs are featured in sessions recorded at The Dock Arts Centre in Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim and a reading from ‘City of Hope’ by Kate Kerrigan recorded at her writing den in Ballina County Mayo.  Kate incidentally also recorded an episode of The Writer’s Passage for us.  And of course elsewhere on the site we have added a new Interview with Kate, a short story by Sheila Smyth and The July ediition of The Calendar Road since our last showcase.  In the meantime thank you for all your comments and Facebook likes, we really appreciate you that the time to contact us.

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We are a little late with our Irish writers showcase podcast this month but we feel that it brings a fitting, yet hopefully discreet tribute to Sinead’s father and our mentor Joe Mc Clure who passed away on Thursday 5th of July.  This show features 2 excerpts from episode 4 of our series The Writer’s Passage featuring Alice Taylor , music from Josh Johnston and Joe’s grand nephew Josh Mc Donald and poetry by John Corless and the late Joe Mc Clure’s privately published collection Red Days of Autumn.  Thank you all for your kind thoughts on our various Facebook pages.

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Our Irish writers Showcase podcasts features Poetry as Grace Wells reads ‘Somewhere on Barnes Common; A Chocolate Box’ . We have a short story which made Number 1 on iTunes from EM Reapy.  An excerpt from Mayo Heritage Show Episode 6 and we have music from Tony Reidy singing’ The Yellow Tinker’and Ben Sands who sings his song made famous in TV commercials for Imperial Leather which is simply called ‘Hug’.   We continue to bring you at least 2 podcasts a week and we have more to come from the on line e zine Wordlegs and A Thoroughly Good Blue the latest anthology from The Oxcar Wilde Centre at Trinity College Dublin.  There is still the May edition of The Calendar Road to enjoy and this month its all about birds including The Dawn Chorus.  Don’t forget you can follow us on Twitter (podcastsdotie) or on Facebook ( and you should also be aware that The Calendar Road has its own Facebook and Twitter pages too. Showcase #23

 Our Irish writers Showcase podcast has reached Episode No. 23 already and we continue to increase our number of visitors from all over the world including our beloved Ireland.  We now have more unique visitors so far in 2012 than we did in in all of 2010 and we are very grateful to you all for that, we also appreciate those of you following us on Twitter (where was are listed as podcastsdotie) and those of you who have taken the trouble to like us on Facebook.   On this months showcase we feature a short story from our collaboration with as Eamon Mc Guinness reads his piece ‘Things we find on The Ground (For Frank)’.  May Moran reads from her book ‘Executed for Ireland: The Patrick Moran Story’ and Terry Mc Donagh reads ‘The Last Bard’  Our music comes from Carmel Gunning with ‘The Geevagh Jig’ and Mick Hanly sings ‘ You’re A Big Girl Now’  So there is plenty to enjoy for you and we hope you continue to support our efforts to highlight the work of Irish writers. We love to hear from you, to find out a little about our visitors, where you are and how you found us and we hope you will keep helping us to spread the word about   Terry Mc Donagh will be in Melbourne Australia until May 25th 2012 Working with students at Caulfield Grammar and Wheelers Hill and will include a reading at Uni of Melbourne (Newman College) at 6pm on May 15th.

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We have so much material to include in this showcase podcasts as Ireland celebrates Easter and The Easter Rising of 1916.  We bring you our very first interview as Jennifer Grundulis explains The Bookcrossing convention in Dublin this month.  Poet Padraig J Daly who is also Parish Priest at Ballyboden in Dublin reads his poem ‘Trinity‘.  Noel Duffy reads ‘The Beekeeper and his Assistant’ from his collection ‘In The Library of The Lost Objects’.  We 2 excerpts from a host of short stories we will be bringing you through our New and Emerging Writers Channel and from our series ‘ The Writer’s Passage’ Chrissy Osborne reflects on the connection between Michael Collins and The GPO in Dublin.  As if that is not enough we have music from Mickey Harte and NoCrows. Though we did not have time to include everything we wanted to (there are now over 200 free podcasts available) you can still satisfy a need for all things Titantic by visiting our Laugherdane Bell Ringing Ceremony

We do hope you visit these pages and more and of course we are eager that you help us spread the word of through your own social network pages and if you the time and inclination why not come over and like our Facebook Page or follow us on Twitter Showcase Number 21

Our Showcase podcast for March 2012 celebrates International Women’s Day and to a lesser degree Seachtain na Gaeilge as we feature some amazing Irish writers performing their work exclusively for  Celia de Frein reads from her collection Imrann| Oddessey in both English and Irish, while Padraig J Daly reads two poems inspired by his mother.   Thom Moore sings Carolina Rua, Donnacha Toomey performs Emelia and  to close we have a reading by Alice Taylor from her novel ‘The Village’.    The showcase is as always presented by Jho Harris

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Our podcast showcase Number 20 features another 5 fantastic writers from Ireland including 2 former Eurovision Song Contest entrants Charlie Mc Gettigan and Mickey Harte.  The show kicks off with a reading by Mayo based poet Ger Riedy, there’s prose from Noel Monahan and poetry from Mary Guckian.   As usual this showcase highlights just some of the 200 or more podcasts available on and is presented by Jho Harris

Showcase No. 19

Happy new year to you.  We are delighted to be getting our 3rd year of great Irish podcasting underway with another showcase.  On this edition we celebrate the unique Irish tradition of Nollag na bMan (Women’s Christmas).  Although known throughout the catholic world as The Epiphany or Little Christmas in Ireland this day is dedicated to celebrating the fairer sex.  The tradition is for the menfolk to take over the housework and cooking for the day and for the ladies to head offf for a night on the town.  In modern times “the new man” has begun to more of the domestic chores but Nollag na bMan is beginning to make a comeback.  we celebrate by bringing you podcasts by Ann Chambers, Kate Kerrigan, Michele Ann Kelly and Ursula Connolly.  Enjoy !


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 Not quite our last Irish Podcasting Showcase for 2011, we will be back with a Christmas special but in the meantime our latest offering features 3 writers who were involved in our Arts Council of Ireland funded series ‘The Writers Passage’.  From the series itself we visit episode 3 as we venture to the bogs above the town of Lanesborough County Longford with Jack Harte as he explains the premis of his novel ‘ In The Wake of The Bagger’ and though not from the series Tommy Sands who presented episode 6 for us based on his book ‘The Songman’, sings a song about going back to  his native County Down and the presenter of episode 5 author and historian Steve Dunford reads from ‘The Irish Highwaymen’ which was the subject of his episode of ‘The Writer’s Passage’.  We also have poetry from Alan Murphy and music by Michele Ann Kelly .  If you are new to hyperlinks and the web you can click on the highlighted text to go straight to the pages mentioned, simply click on the writers name to visit their own page her on or on the episode number to visit ‘The Writers Passages’ we mention or on the name The Writer’s Passage to go to the landing page for the series.