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PODCAST: A Tribute to the late Maureen Mullins

This recording was compiled at Maureen Mullins’ home in 2012 for inclusion in the Horseracing Ireland Oral History Collection. She worked with her husband Paddy and their family in one of Ireland’s most successful thoroughbred horse breeding and training businesses, based in Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny. Maureen passed away, aged 94, on 14th February 2024.

PODCAST: The Siege of Kinsale 1601

The Siege of Kinsale, Co. Cork, also known as the Battle of Kinsale of 1601 was the ultimate battle in England’s conquest Gaelic Ireland. This historic and remarkable event is relived in 2004 on location at the site with local historian, John Thullier, who recounts the entire story.

PODCAST: Life in the Falkland Islands

In 2009 Maurice O’Keeffe travelled to the Falkland Islands in the remote South Atlantic Ocean to compile recordings for Irish Life and Lore with members of the small population living there at that time.

PODCAST: The Winter Solstice – The Irish Tradition

This podcast features the voices of Sean O Duinn and Fr. Brian Murphy recorded in The Bible Garden at Glenatal Abbey in Co. Limerick. You will learn how the plants, trees and herbs are interwoven with the old Celtic beliefs, and the pre-Celtic calendar is described.

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