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Beer, Whiskey and The Irish Temperance Movement (#828)

Listen to the story of Viking-era water sources, the Franciscans’ art of brewing Irish beer, and the captivating tale of alcohol, social chaos, and the rise of the Irish temperance movement!

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Glendalough, Brooklyn, Basket Weaving and much more…

Your letter from Ireland shorts from the 25th of April 2023.

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Vikings, Irish Holy Wells and a Craft Brewery

We’re going to dive a little deeper into the subject of Irish well water today – encompassing the Vikings, the brewing of beer in Ireland and a little urban history along the way.

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View of Little Skellig from Skellig Michael across the water.

From Carnivale to An Irish Easter (#808)

In this week’s episode we look a little closer at how our Irish ancestors lived and worked through the 40 days leading up to Easter Sunday each year. This was a time known as “Lent”. It was treated very seriously by the Roman Catholic church – who were very specific in their directions to the…

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Celtic cross in Irish church graveyard

Would you Follow these Rules for 40 days?

In this episode we look at how the growth of Irish towns and cities was tied to a clean source of water at the time of the Vikings – and how that same water used for the brewing of beer by the Franciscans in later years. We then chat about the explosion in the Irish…

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