Maud Gonne and Mrs. Brown – 2 Tales of Strong Irish Women (#111)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 11 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina looks at the story of two very different strong Irish women - but notices common traits that run deep in both of them.

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Maud Gonne and Mrs. Brown – 2 Tales of Strong Irish Women (#111)

We are delighted to bring you Episode 11 of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

In this episode, Carina reads two of our letters from Ireland. First up we take a look at the story of one remarkable Irish woman – and the effect she had on a well-known Irish poet of the time: “Many Have Loved Your Moments of Glad Grace”. Then, she introduces us to another strong Irish woman – you may be familiar with her son from the TV, but she has a remarkable story of her own: “The Story of a Real Irish Mammy”.

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Slán for now,

Mike and Carina.

  • Excellent program, Mike and Carina! Keep up the award winning work!

  • Ellen Brown says:

    Great show!

  • Kathleen Fitzgerald says:

    Thank you for the podcast about Maude Gonne and Mrs. Brown! I Thoroughly enjoyed hearing the stories of both these brave and innovative women.

  • Sally says:

    Enjoyed the podcast, especially about Maude Gonne, as my ancestors were born in Skibbereen!

  • Kathleen Flanagan O’Brien says:

    Wonderful! Enjoyed Immensely! Thank you so much!!!!

  • Lary Henry Garrison says:

    Very interesting stories. My great-great-grandfather Mathew Murphy was born in Slain Township, Maith County in 1810 and came to the U.S. on the Ship Star in 1838.

  • Maureen says:

    Happy Morhers Day..Pauline Myrtle emigrated in 1922 and lives on in desire to return to Ireland. Misogyny practices formed her official voice to resistance and fighting crime against her age and sex and well being .

  • Pat Clifford-Baer says:

    Thankyou! I enjoyed it very much. My family came from Ballylanders and Tipperary area.

  • Sharon Keogh says:

    Really enjoyed the strong Irish women podcast! Carina’s brogue is charming. Thanks!
    I do plan on joining the Green Room in the near future.

  • Kathy McConnell Smith says:

    Oh I loved this podcast. Carina your voice is so soothing that I closed my eyes listening. I laughed at Brendan talking about his mother and wanting to hide her teeth so she wouldn’t talk so much. Thank you for bringing a big smile to my face.

  • Mary Reardon says:

    Thank you for the lovely stories of Maude and Maureen.

  • Deborah O'Brien Wentz says:

    This was so lovely to listen too I enjoy hearing about such strong women. Carina, you do have such a wonderful voice to listen too!

  • Carmel says:

    Love your accent, Carina! Thank for the podcast

  • Mary Ann O'Brien says:

    Thank you, Carina. Such wonderful stories & a a treat to hear you tell them.

  • Bob Rogers says:

    Excellent show Carina, thank you for what you and Mike do.