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Shackleton and St. Brendan – Irish Explorers who Took on The World (#112)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 12 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina looks at two stories of Irish explorers who took on the world. They were born centuries apart, but that spirit of adventure comes through in both of these letters. 

We are delighted to bring you Episode 12 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 Irish explorer who was also an Irish Saint: “A Voyage With Saint Brendan“. Then, she introduces us to some more Irish explorers – famous for their antics in the Antarctic, as well as a well-known Irish actor whom you probably consider English: “Britons, Quakers and Kerrymen“.

Listen to the Audio.

You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button (the triangle with the circle around it) below. You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking on the download button. Enjoy!

Join The Conversation.

Do feel free to leave a comment or question in the section below. We’d love to hear from you!

Slán for now,

Mike and Carina.

  • Rosaleen says:

    Lovely to hear these letters, reminding me of the Irish Sea as I continue my adventure in London!

  • janice (Acheson) Ward says:

    I love hearing these stories about Ireland. So much interesting history.

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