National Leprechaun Museum Talking Stories

National Leprechaun Museum Talking Stories

Talking Stories is a podcast of stories, folklore, mythology, and chat from the Storytellers of the National Leprechaun Museum, on the 1st and 15th of every month.

The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.

All Episodes

In todays episode Paudie tells the story of Bicriu's Feast. Mark and Brendan discuss the story, in Brendan's debut episode of the podcast! If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie and Jade. The Rathcoffey Púca is told by Mark. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Dec 1

30 min 38 sec

In todays episode Mark tells the story of The Rathcoffey Púca. Paudie and Jade discuss the story, in Jades debut episode of the podcast! If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie and Jade. The Rathcoffey Púca is told by Mark. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Nov 15

34 min 24 sec

Naoise tells the story of Daniel Crowley and the Corpse, affectionately referred to in the museum as the Corpse Disco. Mark and Paudie discuss the story, how a story can have many different endings and if they all exist within the one universe. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Ó'Géaráin. Daniel Crowley And The Ghost is told by Naoise Dunne. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Nov 15

33 min 55 sec

In anticipation of spooky season just around the corner, Naoise brings us the classic Samhain tale of Taig O'Kane. Join Deirdre and Tara as they listen and discuss the idea of running from your responsibilities and the consequences you could face on a dark Irish road, how traveling alone at night is never a good thing, and how important the strange and dark tales are within Irish mythology and folklore. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Tara Ferguson and Deirdre Quinn. Taig O'Kane is told by Naoise Dunne. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Oct 15

32 min 14 sec

Mark is back in the Storytelling seat to bring us the tale of The Three Geese. Paudie and Deirdre listen to and discuss the twists and turns this story takes, from how far you can take a lovers quarrel, an Irish funeral, and how much trouble a goose can cause in ones life. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie Holly and Deirdre Quinn. The Three Geese is told by Mark Ó Géaráin. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Oct 1

32 min 49 sec

Paudie returns to the podcast today to bring us The Great Potato, the captivating story of a woman who puts her skills in exaggeration and embellishment to the test... But to what end? Mark is joined by podcast-newcomer Tara, as they discuss the history and uses of the potato in Ireland and Irish folklore, and their own personal relationship with what is probably the best food of all time. If you have any questions you’d like us to answer, topics you’d like us to discuss, or stories you would like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin and Tara Ferguson. The Great Potato is told by Paudie Holly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Sep 15

32 min 35 sec

Museum director Tom returns as a Storyteller to bring us one of the museum's most beloved stories, the Legend of Knockgrafton. Mark and Eleanor delight in Tom's unique telling, as well as discuss the beautiful but poisonous foxglove plant, the enduring and unusual appeal of Lusmore as a folkloric protagonist, and Mark wonders: what if Lusmore was queer? If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin. The Legend of Knockgrafton is told by Tom O'Rahilly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Sep 1

32 min 7 sec

Eleanor has a wide-ranging conversation with museum director Tom O'Rahilly about the power of live oral storytelling, the state of storytelling in Europe, and where the idea for the National Leprechaun Museum came from. And they listen to a story! Deirdre tells a story of two lads in Cork who give some rich folks more than they bargained for, literally. Plus, some news from Eleanor. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Tom O'Rahilly. The Five Pigs of Monkstown is told by Deirdre Quinn. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Aug 15

56 min 56 sec

Eleanor goes from co-host to Storyteller in this episode, telling a story of two brothers from Donegal who fight over a woman and lose nearly everything in the process. Mark is joined by Lenny to discuss the ferocity of sibling rivalry, how to talk to animals, and Lenny's dislike of the sea and all she holds in her. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin and Lenny Bickerdike. The O'Donnell Brothers is told by Eleanor Walsh. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Aug 1

30 min 48 sec

In Paudie's story, Fionn Mac Cumhail and the merry men of the Fianna are trapped by Conaran of the Tuatha Dé Danann and his three daughters who are as hairy as they are wicked, and their only hope lies in the hands of the man who killed Fionn's father... Mark and Eleanor relish this tale, as well as reminisce on the museum's recent beach day out, Mark's trip to Roscommon and Longford, and the local legend of the Caves of Cesh Corran in County Sligo. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Mark Ó Géaráin. The Enchanted Cave of Cesh Corran is told by Paudie Holly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jul 15

32 min 6 sec

Deirdre brings a tale more commonly associated with the Brothers Grimm - seven little goats are tricked by a wolf and swallowed whole, but their mother has a trick up her sleeve... Mark and Eleanor discuss how this could have possibly been told as a children's story (!), how storytellers can portray animals using only their voices, and Eleanor describes how anthropologists in 2013 used an algorithm to track where and when this story came from. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Mark Ó Géaráin. The Wolf and Seven Young Goats is told by Deirdre Quinn. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jul 1

30 min

Diarmuid, the Fianna's most handsome warrior (thanks to that love spot), shows kindness to a cailleach hag on a stormy night, and wakes up the next morning with a beautiful new wife, an enormous new house, and three wonderful greyhound puppies - life couldn't be better! Paudie tells us how Diarmuid ends up making a mess of it all. Eleanor and Mark discuss how jealousy, immaturity, and insecurity tripped up this relationship, as in anyone's relationship, and discuss how this experience tees Diarmuid up for his great love story, the Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne (you might have heard of it!) If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Mark Ó Géaráin. Diarmuid and the Kingdom Under the Sea is told by Paudie Holly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jun 15

46 min 35 sec

Would you marry Cúchulainn? Emer did, against her father's wishes, but it's not easy being the wife of Ireland's greatest hero. Deirdre tells us the story of Emer, Cúchulainn's wife, and Paudie and Mark discuss Celtic Ireland's attitudes towards marriage, Fearghail's efforts to prevent his daughter marrying the Hound of Ulster, and how their views of Cúchulainn himself have changed over the years. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Ó Géaráin. The Jealousy of Emer is told by Deirdre Quinn. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jun 1

21 min 30 sec

Ahead of Saint Brendan's feast day on 16 May, Eleanor and Paudie are transported to Tom's retelling of St. Brendan's Voyage, on which Ireland's third saint could have sailed to America a thousand years before Christopher Columbus (and a little before the Vikings too)! Tom O'Rahilly, Director of the National Leprechaun Museum, shares his first story on Talking Stories Podcast, and Paudie and Eleanor discuss the immram genre of Old Irish sea adventures stories; their favourite things about Brendan the Navigator; and wonder at the prospect at sailing from Ireland, once the edge of civilisation, into the unknown. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie Holly and Eleanor Walsh. St. Brendan's Voyage is told by Tom O'Rahilly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

May 15

37 min 1 sec

Paudie shares the surreal and magical love story of Midir and Etain, two star-crossed lovers who navigate time, space, and games of Irish chess to be together. Mark and Deirdre discuss the story along with Midir and Etain's happy and unhappy endings, if blame and fault are helpful when discussing a story, and encountering lads like Midir on Tinder. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin and Deirdre Quinn. Midir and Etain is told by Paudie Holly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

May 1

31 min 17 sec

Lenny brings us a Dublin tale from the coastal village of Baldoyle, a story of a shipwreck by Ireland's Eye and the hunt for its bounty. Mark and Paudie discuss the storyteller's physical approach to building characters, old Irish death customs, and the beautiful county of Kerry. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Ó Géaráin. The Curse of the Baldoyle Widow is told by Lenny Bickerdike. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Apr 15

27 min 38 sec

Mark tells the darkly funny tale of Hudden, Dudden, and Donal O'Leary, three farmers in a battle of wits for their livelihoods and their very lives. Deirdre and Eleanor discuss this twisted story along with sharing a story of a museum-wide game of Hide and Seek, and explain the common Irish terms "cute hoor", "gobshite", and "acting the maggot". If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Deirdre Quinn and Eleanor Walsh. Hudden, Dudden, and Donal O'Leary is told by Mark Ó Géaráin. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Apr 1

48 min 53 sec

March is the month of St. Patrick's Day, a perfect time for a leprechaun story! Paudie introduces us to the first leprechaun story, recorded in the 8th century from the Saga of Fergus Mac Léti, starring a feisty leprechaun queen, a porridge-mad king, and leprechaun assassins! Mark and Eleanor also discuss why we shouldn't make "leprechaun traps", the museum's Giant's Room, and how they plan to celebrate Paddy's Day. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. If you'd like to support the podcast and the museum, our Ko-Fi and Shop is at ko-fi.com/leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Mark Ó Géaráin. The First Leprechaun Story is told by Paudie Holly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Mar 15

42 min 33 sec

Eleanor and Deirdre (no, not that Deirdre) explore the tragic love story Deirdre of the Sorrows told by Naoise (no, not THAT Naoise either...) Along the way they discuss J. M. Synge's play adaptation which had its own tragedy, Naoise as the Snow White of men in Irish mythology, and wonder if Deirdre's sorrow could have been averted? If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Deirdre Quinn. Deirdre of the Sorrows is told by Naoise O'Duinn. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Mar 1

44 min 42 sec

Did you know that the Irish people originally came from the north of Spain? Mark and Eleanor follow the path of the Sons of Mil as Paudie tells the story of how they took Ireland from the Tuatha De Danann. Along the way they wonder what the appeal of Ireland actually was for foreign invaders, Mark notes the impact of our mythology on Irish revolutionaries, and Eleanor tells us how this Irish origin story is part of her own origin story as a Storyteller in the museum. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin and Eleanor Walsh. The Coming of the Milesians is told by Paudie Holly. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Feb 15

36 min 17 sec

Mark and Eleanor listen to Stephen's take on The Birth of Oisín, and discuss the importance of exploring classic or well-known stories from different perspectives, explore Sadbh's dilemmas, and thoroughly enjoy Stephen's storytelling! If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin and Eleanor Walsh. The Birth of Oisín is told by Stephen Cullen. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Feb 1

33 min 45 sec

The bold and precocious Mark and Eleanor listen to Andy's telling of How Fionn Mac Cumhaill Became Leader of the Fianna, the noble band of Irish warriors, and discuss what the Fenian Cycle could have in common with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, how to become a leader of warriors or storytellers, and the awkward situation of working with the guy who killed your dad. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Mark Ó Géaráin and Eleanor Walsh. How Fionn Mac Cumhaill Became Leader of the Fianna is told by Andy Gallagher. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jan 15

33 min 30 sec

In Episode 23 of Talking Stories, Paudie and Lenny dive into The Magic Spring, told by Sarah, and discuss the importance of water and wells in Irish folklore, dying of embarrassment as a teenager, and the dangers with leaders keeping precious resources to themselves. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Paudie Holly and Lenny Bickerdike. The Magic Spring is told by Sarah Fahey. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jan 1

29 min 32 sec

CW: mentions of capital punishment, murder Deirdre and Stephen dive into the true tale of Lady Betty, the hangwoman of Roscommon Jail in the 18th century, and discuss the possible motivations behind taking up executing as a career, folk medicine as folklore, and the harsh life that Betty herself lived. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Deirdre Quinn and Stephen Cullen. Lady Betty is told by Eleanor Walsh. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Dec 2020

33 min 41 sec

Eleanor and Tom (Director of the National Leprechaun Museum) examine the story of The Pig-Faced Woman of Dublin and discuss other stories of pig-faced woman, how this story could have become a part of Dublin folklore, and wonder at an evolving Dublin city over the centuries. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Tom O'Rahilly and Eleanor Walsh. The Pig-Faced Woman of Dublin is told by Emily Collins. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Dec 2020

42 min 17 sec

Eleanor and Mark explore Stephen's story of Poor Man's Bridge near the town of Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, and discuss the Poor Man himself, the "Bacach Ruadh" or Red Beggarman, dying a wealthy miser, and possible leprechauns in Brazilian folklore? If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Mark Ó Géaráin. Poor Man's Bridge is told by Stephen Cullen. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Nov 2020

32 min 45 sec

Mark (the Abrasive) and Eleanor (the Measured) are talking stories - specifically a story called The Cave of the Cats, set in Rathcroghan Co. Roscommon, a gateway to the Otherworld. They take this story of diplomacy and terrifying cats told by Emily, and discuss Queen Maeve, navigating old stories when history is written by the victors, and the fragile male egos of mythological Irish warriors. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Mark Ó Géaráin. The Cave of the Cats was told by Emily Collins. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Nov 2020

27 min 24 sec

In this episode Eleanor and Alice are talking stories! They take a well-known story The Piper and the Pooka, told by museum storyteller Deirdre, and discuss púcas in rural Ireland, ask if Mothman could be a Púca(!), and the importance of practice and perseverance for learning your craft. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Eleanor Walsh and Alice Bellamy. The Piper and the Pooka was told by Deirdre Quinn. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Oct 2020

47 min 32 sec

In our October episode Eleanor and Tom (Director of the National Leprechaun Museum) finally tackle Samhain, the most important festival in the Celtic calendar and the roots of Halloween. We explore what Samhain meant in old Ireland, Irish Halloween and Samhain customs and games, and ask how can we celebrate and enjoy Halloween safely in 2020? Plus, a haunting Samhain story of a bold Connaught warrior and a corpse with a strong grip and a horrible thirst. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie with #AskAStoryteller or find us on Instagram @leprechaunmuseum. Featuring Tom O'Rahilly and Eleanor Walsh. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

Oct 2020

51 min 33 sec

The National Leprechaun Museum Podcast returns after a few months break, and it's great to talk to you again! In this episode Mark and Paudie take a deep dive into some of their favourite characters in Irish stories, and ask why we love baddies, why all-powerful heroes can be a bit boring, and should we judge characters from thousands of years ago by modern standards? How do we use storytelling to relate to ourselves and each other? If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller. Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Ó Géaráin. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

Sep 2020

41 min 48 sec

In this episode Stephen leads us on a journey exploring the themes of Fools and Foolishness in Irish Folklore. Is the Fool in Ireland different to the Fool in other cultures and who is the biggest Fool? If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller With Stories by Stephen Jack Cullen, Emily Collins and Paudie Holly Recorded in various bedrooms and blanket forts for The National Leprechaun Museum

Apr 2020

50 min 19 sec

It's Tolkien Reading Day! (March 25th) So this week Eleanor and Paudie are talking about the work of the master World Builder and linguist J.R.R. Tolkien. Were the Sídhe an influence on Middle Earth? Is Gollum secretly from Co. Clare? Who knows? But it's a lot of fun to speculate about. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller. Featuring Paudie Holly and Eleanor Walsh. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Mar 2020

21 min 15 sec

In this episode Mark and Paudie talk about the importance of storytelling and storytellers, tell some stories themselves, and even have a nice chat about Saint Patrick's Day. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark Guerin. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Mar 2020

51 min 43 sec

Naoise and Stephen spend a lovely (only slightly stormy) winter evening discussing that cheeriest of topics, Death. But maybe that's not as sarcastic as it sounds. Irish myth has an oddly sunny attitude towards death, which is just as well seeing as how much it permeates our culture. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller Featuring Naoise Ó'Duinn and Stephen Jack Cullen. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Feb 2020

59 min 35 sec

In this episode our storytellers discuss the importance of dreams and visions in Irish myth and legend. Do our dreams influence our folklore or does our folklore influence our dreams? Or is it both? Or all three? In this episode you'll hear stories of Oisín, Cormac Mac Art, Tír na nÓg with guest appearances by Saint Brigid and Baby Yoda. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller Featuring Paudie Holly and Lenny Bickerdike. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jan 2020

48 min 22 sec

In this dark and dreary winter, we're dreaming of pastures new. This month our storytellers gather to discuss Exploring - is exploring in the nature of Irish people? Who's our favourite explorers? How do the museum storytellers get to go on adventures? We also get to hear stories of exploration, from Tír na nÓg, to the north of Spain, to the Land of Nod. If you have any question you'd like us to answer, topics you'd like us to discuss, or stories you'd like us to tell, tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #AskAStoryteller Featuring Paudie Holly and Mark O'Géaráin. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Dec 2019

48 min 27 sec

A church yard under the see where the ghosts and the merrows play, a tower of glass where a lonely princess dreams, and a caravan where a priest does maths for NASA. All places have a story to tell, and the storytellers in the museum are about to reveal a few! If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring Paudie, Emily, and Andy. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Nov 2019

1 hr

At the time when the worlds are closer together, when the veil is drawn back, when things go walking abroad, the National Leprechaun Museum have something special planned. Veiled in a new immersive theatrical tour from the National Leprechaun Museum from the 24th of Oct to the 2nd of Nov. Strictly +18. Tickets at https://leprechaunmuseum.ticketsolve.com/shows/873613362/events/129189780 If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring Emily, Naoise and Alice Bellamy. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Oct 2019

41 min 9 sec

The storytellers are talking about Home and Hospitality. They're snuggled up out of the rain with a cup of tea telling stories, and it soon turns into stories of biscuit based filth. If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring Stephen, Sionnán, and Naoise (with some eye rolling from Emily) Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Oct 2019

53 min 50 sec

It's back to school time and the storytellers are talking about lessons. If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring Sarah, Stephen, and Emily. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Sep 2019

53 min 12 sec

Sea monsters, lake monsters, river monsters and strange things that live in puddles. Ireland seems to be full of water ways and they nearly all have a monster, and where there's a monster, there's a good story! If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring storytellers Deirdre, Paudie, and Emily. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Aug 2019

46 min 26 sec

Big beast, small beast, hairy beast, scaly beast, we love them all! From the Chicken Eater to the Werewolves of Ossory to the Urban Seagulls, we have plenty of beastly stories. But what even is a beast? And is a beast necessarily a monster? If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring storytellers Mark, Emily, and Sarah. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Jul 2019

46 min 5 sec

To celebrate the beauty of nature the storytellers have gathered around the microphone to tell stories of flora and fauna. Listen to tales of monster otters, magical holly trees, and alternative uses for dead cats. If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring storytellers Paudie, Stephen, and Lenny. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

May 2019

42 min 7 sec

The 1st of May is the feast of Beltane and to help you prepare to celebrate, the storytellers at the National Leprechaun Museum bring you tales of bonfires, food, and doctors with questionable ethics. If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring Naoise O'Duinn and Emily Collins. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Apr 2019

48 min 46 sec

The forth episode of the new series and already we have a curse! So many sure, which ones to choose. Join our storytellers for tales of mad kings, vengeful goddesses, and badgers... If you have any question you'd like to answer or topics you'd like us to discuss, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller Featuring Paudie Holly, Andy Gallagher, and Lauren McGarry. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Apr 2019

56 min 46 sec

The 20th of March is #WorldStorytellingDay and we at the museum are going to celebrate by doing what we do best and talking about stories and storytelling. We are thrilled to be joined this episode by Darragh Doyle who leads us through the conversation and the founder of the museum Tom O'Rahilly. And as if that wasn't enough we will be doing special tours to celebrate World Storytelling Day, in support of Jigsaw, the national centre for youth mental health. Tickets can be bought and leprechaunmuseum.ie and more information Jigsaw can be found at jigsaw.ie Featuring Darragh Doyle, Tom O'Rahilly, Emily Collins, Sionnan Ni Nuallain, and Andy Gallagher Recorded at the National Leprechaun Museum

Mar 2019

1 hr

Three is a magic number and we're on episode three! Let's raise a toast and talk about drink and drinkables! If you have an questions you'd like the storytellers to answer or topics you'd like discussed, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller. Featuring Emily Collins, Mark Guerin, and Naoise O'Duinn. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland.

Feb 2019

53 min 9 sec

Second Episode and the storytellers are talking about love and water! Listen to tales of zombie brides, herbal love spells, and why Paudie thinks the seals are noisy. If you have an questions you'd like the storytellers to answer or topics you'd like discussed, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller. Featuring storytellers Paudie Holly, Nathan MacDonnell, and Deirdre Quinn. Recorded at the National Leprechaun Museum

Feb 2019

47 min 48 sec

The first episode of the new series of podcasts from the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland! Three storytellers get together and talk about storytelling, catapulting brains at kings, how a bedtime story might save your life, and what do leprechauns spend their gold on? If you have an questions you'd like the storytellers to answer or topics you'd like discussed, feel free to tweet us at @leprechaun_ie #askastoryteller. Featuring storytellers Mark Guerin, Paudie Holly, and Emily Collins. Recorded in the National Leprechaun Museum of Ireland

Jan 2019

47 min 39 sec

Join us as our Storytellers Paudie and Emily explore the Winter Solstice, share some stories and embark on some weird and wonderful tangents!

Dec 2017

34 min 37 sec