The Irish at Heart Podcast

Love your subscription box? Then you'll love our Irish at Heart Podcast, where the brilliant Conor will be our guide to all things Irish at Heart. As well as catching up with Mary, founder of Irish at Heart, we'll be celebrating and exploring the creative talents of Ireland.

We have a real passion for supporting small Irish businesses, so you will hear from a diverse range of contemporary artists, creators and craftspeople who hail from the Emerald Isle. They’ll be chatting with Conor about how they each contribute - in their own unique way - to the Irish at Heart subscription box.

Make sure you are subscribed on your podcast platform of choice so that you are notified when new episodes are published every month!

The Episodes

For an in-depth description on each podcast & links to listen across your favourite podcast platforms, check out below 👇🏻

Episode Six - Cairdeas (Friendship)

Ireland is known for being one of the friendliest countries in the world. From greeting strangers on the street, to thanking our bus drivers, Irish people are proud of their welcoming nature.
 
So that is why we have decided to make friendship (or 'cairdeas' in Irish) the theme of this month's episode. On our meet the maker section we chat to Catherine Bradford from Simply Mourne. She's an artist based in County Down in the majestic Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland, who creates elegantly crafted artworks made with natural materials that reflect the joy of her natural surroundings.

We've turned Catherine's interview into a blog post, so read and listen along and learn more here.

Episode Five - The Burren

Ireland is famous for its beautiful and picturesque landscapes. And while sprawling green fields might be the image that springs to mind when you think about Ireland, the island is filled with a variety of beautiful landscapes. And there is one region of Ireland that stands out amongst the rest: The Burren, located in County Clare in the West of Ireland.

On this episode. Conor tells us about the matchmaking festival in Lisdoonvarna, renowned for helping singles across the world to find love. We chat to Evan Talty from Wild Irish Seaweeds, a company that has been harvesting wild organic seaweed off the West Coast of Clare for over 100 years.

Episode Four - Bloomsday

Ireland is known as the land of saints and scholars and has produced some of the greatest poets, playwrights and novelists in history. On this month's episode we are celebrating one of greatest of them all: James Joyce.  

On this episode we chat to Niall Laverty and Maite Lopez, from At It Again, who create guides to inspire you to go on your own literary adventure and re-discover Irish classics in a fun way. 

Episode Three - An Fharraige

Ireland is surrounded by the sea and that's the theme of this month's episode: An Fharraige, the sea! We catch up with Mary Moore, founder of Irish at Heart. We talk with Tony Hayes, from the Irish Handmade Glass Company, a master craftsman keeping an age-old tradition alive. Finally, we'll hear from Conor Reid, who has been inspired by Tony's location in Waterford's Viking Triangle, to look at the history of the Vikings in Ireland.

Episode Two - St. Patrick's Day

Welcome back to the second episode of Irish at Heart: The Podcast. On this episode, we catch up with Mary Moore again, founder of Irish at Heart to hear about her St. Patrick's Day traditions and find out the inspiration behind March's "St. Patrick's Day" themed box. In our Meet the Maker section, we talk with Alix from Field Day who is from County Down and was inspired to capture and bottle the scents of the Irish countryside. Finally, we'll hear from Conor Reid, who has his hiking books on and will be telling us all about the famous Croagh Patrick; an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo.

Episode One - Grá

Welcome to the first episode of Irish at Heart: The Podcast. This month we are exploring the theme of "Grá", the Irish word for LOVE. We catch up with Mary Moore, founder of Irish at Heart, and on our Meet the Maker section we talk with Sam agus Neasa, an award winning duo who design furniture and homeware using sustainable Irish timber. Finally, we hear from Conor Reid, who takes us through one of Dublin’s hidden gems with a centuries-old connection to love and romance. Don't forget to listen out for your Irish vocab too!

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