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Audio Archive

This audio archive featured as both stand-alone clips and/or were used as part of our audio tours playing as the visitor approached the point of interest. There’s a wide variety of themes below told both with professional narrators, but also with some of Ireland’s finest characters, some sadly gone. We’ve been revamping and remastering the many clips we have in our archive in 2021 on Audioboom as both podcasts on multiple channels and Spotify playlists, where possible.

Preserving local heritage through oral history is both a privilege and a pleasure in working in this field. Let’s help preserve the stories of your area for posterity while the best characters are still about to recall their many stories and recitations. Contact us below to make it happen.

We need more voices on the record and hope that with the DLG project in place, recordings like these will be commonplace in a few year’s time.


Enjoy excerpts of some of the best stories, anecdotes and tales, available to listen for free anytime. we’ve recorded a wide range of podcasts on everything from customs to idioms, anecdotes to recitations, mythology to folklore – mainly from Ulster, but plenty from beyond there too.

Best of Racontour

We’ve 500 audio clips with hundreds more being remastered in 2021.  Ease yourself in with some of our favourites; many with extensive prose pieces to accompany the audio – you’ll find the full articles by going to our Audioboom page

Causeway Coast

The panoramic causeway coast from County Derry to County Antrim in Northern Ireland has stories as stunning as the scenery. The renowned Dr. Bob Curran took us on a tour of some of his favourite places, many with a gothic feel to them – we resisted trying to find his beloved Abhartach’s resting place though!

South Wexford Coast

Showing that our approach is ‘have mike, will travel’, our other preview playlist is at the other end of the island. Some great local voices originally recorded for south Wexford’s scenic cycle route, The Norman Way. It covers sites from Rosslare to Kilmore Quay. Also available as a playlist on Spotify, both from west to east and east to west depending on what way you cycle it.  
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Get some audio for your area!

You now have a flavour of what we’ve been recording – surely you must be thinking by now that your own locality has a dozen or so individuals that could easily outdo our selection? Yes? 
 
Don’t just think it, do something about it – pick up the phone or email me and let’s talk about what might be possible. No obligations – let’s just see if we can make it happen. 

Rambling House

We’re keen to bring  Rambling Houses back across the country – and no, not in gyms or community halls, in proper heritage houses that set the tone for a night of storytelling. Get in touch if you want to set up such a house. For now, hear seven hours of great Irish stories from Inishowen up in County Donegal recorded for our radio series, Rambling House.