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July 28, 2021

Wellness Waters Part 2

Manchán Magan visits a holy well with a hydrogeologist to search for the powers hidden in its water. With Dr Bruce Misstear.

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July 21, 2021

Wellness Waters

Manchán visits St. Ciaran's Well in Co. Meath to learn about its cultural and spiritual history. With Dr. Ronan Foley.

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July 14, 2021

Breaking Bread

Manchán Magan investigates the true origins of traditional Irish cuisine with Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire.

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July 14, 2021

Red Fox Press

Manchán Magan visits a publishing house at the edge of the world. http://www.redfoxpress.com/

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June 23, 2021

The Deserted Village

A visit to a small village with a big history.

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June 23, 2021

Of weather, waves and wireless

Damian Corless is our weather guide for some intriguing tales about the history of weather forecasting.

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June 16, 2021

Of Comets and Kings

We investigate the cosmic origins of Cú Chulainn and a potential medieval climate cover-up.

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Feb. 1, 2021

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

To celebrate St Brigid's Day, 1st February, Manchán Magan reads accounts of St Brigid's Day traditions as collected by schoolchil…

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Nov. 30, 2020

Everything Is Connected

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

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Nov. 13, 2020

Enchanted by Nature

Manchán travels the breadth of Ireland for an uplifting chat with environmental philosopher Matthijs Schouten about how to reconn…

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Oct. 28, 2020

An Almanac Extra: Samhain

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

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Oct. 21, 2020

An Almanac Extra: Changelings

How do you spot a changeling, a human child that has been replaced by a fairy?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

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Oct. 9, 2020

An Almanac Extra: Tying Sheep with Hay Rope

The Almanac of Ireland will be back shortly with brand new adventure-filled stories from all over Ireland. Until then, please enj…

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Oct. 9, 2020

An Almanac Extra: Fog Stories from the Aran Islands Part 2

Another tiny story from the Aran Islands about how to keep your bearings when at sea in foggy weather.

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Oct. 9, 2020

An Almanac Extra: Fog Stories from the Aran Islands Part 1

Have you ever wondered how you might help a fogbound currach find its way safely back to shore? Manchán hears a story about how t…

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Sept. 9, 2020

Toadstool

Courtney Tyler takes Manchán on a mushroom hunt to find on of the most beautiful, intriguing and misunderstood of the mushroom fa…

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Sept. 9, 2020

Hellmouth

Manchán descends into a cave known in ancient Ireland as Oweynagat: a hellmouth, the gateway to the Celtic Otherworld.

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Sept. 2, 2020

The Power of Place Names

Manchán discovers how place names act as thresholds, offering insights into the people, history, archaeology, landscape and fauna…

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Sept. 2, 2020

Mágh and Other Stories

This episode is about a word that we don't use much anymore, an ancient legal term for measuring distance. We also hear about a m…

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Aug. 26, 2020

Beauty and the Brain

What happens inside your brain when you look at art? And if you could find out, would you want to? Manchán speaks to Dr. Richard …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Leviathan

Manchán meets a former commercial fisherman and learns about the wonders of basking sharks.

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Aug. 19, 2020

Pond Life

Manchán discovers a world of wonder under the surface of a suburban pond in the company of nature enthusiast Collie Ennis.

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Aug. 19, 2020

Achill Prophecies

Manchán travels to Achill Island in Co. Mayo to meet Gerard Mangan, who introduces him to a 17th-century Irish soothsayer.

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Aug. 12, 2020

Milo's Cabinet of Curiosities

A young nature collector unlocks his container of natural treasures, lore and wisdom.

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