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The Almanac of Ireland

The Almanac of Ireland

Manchán Magan investigates the quirks, conundrums and wonders of Ireland and asks questions like: how were the Irish able to make a cheese hard enough to kill a mythical queen? Or, what is it like to spend hours alone in an underground portal to the Celtic Otherworld? And, how does an urban pond become a multi-dimensional wonderland?

Dive into The Almanac of Ireland to find out.

A Red Hare Media production for RTÉ Radio.

Recent Episodes


An Almanac Extra: Imbolc, St. Brigid’s Day

Feb. 1, 2021

To celebrate St Brigid's Day, 1st February, Manchán Magan reads accounts of St Brigid's Day traditi…


Everything Is Connected

Nov. 30, 2020

This is the second part of Manchán's uplifting conversation with environmental philosopher Matthijs…


Enchanted by Nature

Nov. 13, 2020

Manchán travels the breadth of Ireland for an uplifting chat with environmental philosopher Matthij…


An Almanac Extra: Samhain

Oct. 28, 2020

Manchán visits the Hill of Ward to consider the meaning and mythology of Samhain, Hallowe'en.

An Almanac Extra: Changelings

Oct. 21, 2020

How do you spot a changeling, a human child that has been replaced by a fairy? Billy Connell knows.

An Almanac Extra: Tying Sheep with Hay Rope

Oct. 9, 2020

The Almanac of Ireland will be back shortly with brand new adventure-filled stories from all over I…