Old Irish Culture and Traditions (#729)

We take a trip around the Aran Islands in the company of a well known local historian and artist who gives a special insight into many old Irish culture and traditions of the area and Ireland in general.

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Old Irish Culture and Traditions (#729)

In this very special episode we take a trip around Inishmore – the largest of the Aran Islands – in the company of Cyril O’Flaherty. Cyril is a well known local historian and artist and gives a special insight into many old Irish culture and traditions as we travel around – many of which are still alive in this most beautiful of settings. Along the way, Carina and Mike have plenty of chat, craic and music. We do hope you enjoy!

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The Letter from Ireland Show is 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!).


Played or Mentioned in this Show:

The following videos were mentioned in this show:

Making Land:

Medicinal Plants:

Interview With Aisling:

A Pilgrimage Around the island:

People returning like Swallows:

This episode features the following Music:

  • “Casadh an tSúgán” – performed by The Gloaming.
  • “Ida’s Jig” – performed by Dáimh.
  • “Táimse Im Chodladh” – performed by Séamus Begley.

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