These podcasts featured as both stand-alone audio clips and/or were used as part of one of our GPS 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.
Their deaths, though inevitable, are a salutary reminder that preserving local heritage through oral history is both a privilege and a pleasure in working in this field. 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
Overwhelmed by the number of podcasts we have? 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.
Apparently, to be a proper smörgåsbord, you need to have both hot and cold dishes served; we think this eclectic list of all aspects of Ireland qualifies accordingly. It’s a work in progress as our back catalogue expands.
There are a host of noteworthy days in the calendar that have significance to the Irish going back to before Christianity came to Ireland.
The northernmost part of Ireland is a peninsula in County Donegal with a myriad of sights and sounds that will captivate. Here’s our audio version of the Inishowen 100 – a host of fascinating stories that we’ve gathered.
Customs & Superstitions
History & Heritage
Subjects I’ve been lucky enough to catch up on from people I’ve met in the five years I was back in Ireland from 2008.
Food & Drink
A doff of the cap to some literary greats, with maybe a bit of mischief thrown in for good measure.
Some humorous podcasts that will make you smile – there is talent out there that could put so called pros to shame! Come back to this section anytime you need cheering up. After all, we all need a hug in the morning!
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 great Irish stories from Inishowen up in County Donegal recorded for our radio series, Rambling House.