Christmas in Ireland – Tales from an Irish Home (#119)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 19 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode we look at two stories about Christmas in Ireland - the second letter is all about Christmas traditions in Ireland, but before that we look at the unusual tale of an Irish Santa Claus! 

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Christmas in Ireland – Tales from an Irish Home (#119)

We are delighted to bring you Episode 19 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, she shares the story of an “Irish Santa Claus” – a story that may surprise you! She then moves on to share some of the Christmas Traditions in her own family – maybe you’ll recognise one or two of your own?

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.

  • Starlet Braden-Cassidy says:

    I really enjoyed learning the traditions of my ancestors home. Carina you told this so well. Merry Christmas to you and Mike and of course your family.

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  • John Gilmore (I am in the green room) says:


    Your Christmas letters were fantastic and quite moving. The memories we have as we get older. Thank you for sharing.