Will You Travel With This Irish Saint? (#716)

We hit the high seas in the company of Saint Brendan the Navigator and then come back onto dry land for a pilgrim trail towards Mount Brandon - reflecting on how these trails mirror so much of our journey in life.

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Will You Travel With This Irish Saint? (#716)

We start this episode by hitting the high seas in the company of Saint Brendan the Navigator – a man who roamed the known (and unknown) world using the simple boats of his day. We then come back onto dry land and embark on a pilgrim trail towards Mount Brandon (named after the earlier mentioned Brendan) in County Kerry and reflect on how these trails mirror so much of our journey in life. All this and lots of music to enjoy along the way!


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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!).


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This episode features the following Music:

  • “Setting Sail” – performed by The Chieftains.
  • “St. Brendan’s Voyage” – performed by Christy Moore.
  • “Bright Blue Rose” – performed by Mary Black.

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  • Pettingill Twomey says:

    Just listened to the beautiful podcast -Will You Travel with This Irish Saint ? I curled up underneath my blankets and hit play and it was like listening to a wonderfully told bedtime story! The music was lovely and the story telling soothing. It was a treat and delight to the senses and the soul ! I greatly look forward to their next podcast! Thank you Mike and Carina!

    • Carina Collins says:

      That’s great to hear and very happy you enjoyed listening to the podcast. Thanks for letting us know!