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Best Irish Podcasts to listen to during quarantine

Irish podcasts pictures above include I Love Limerick, The Blindboy Podcast, Fur Coat No Nickers, The 2 Johnnies Podcast, The Chat with Dan Murphy, An Irishman Abroad, The Good Glow, Irish History Podcast and The Laughs of Your Life with Doireann Garrihy.

Best Irish Podcasts to listen to during quarantine

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Orla McCarthy

By now self-isolation has become the new norm in our lives and anyone who is stuck at home might feel the days drift into one another. However, no matter how tired, bored, or slow the week is going, a great and interesting podcast is one way to make the day a bit more exciting, and perhaps a little bit easier. A good podcast will transport you to the world or environment of what you are listening to, educate you on a familiar or new topic, or simply offer a bit of a laugh and maybe a much-needed cry. Here are some of the best Irish podcasts including some Limerick faces to delve into over the next few weeks that cover a variety of topics including health, comedy, lifestyle, culture, and history.


I Love Limerick Podcast

I Love Limerick’s very own podcast is a hub for all things local business, events, sports, arts, and entertainment news around Limerick City and County. Established in 2008 by founder Richard Lynch, I Love Limerick is a creative project driven by, motivated and inspired by Limerick people and focused entirely on the city and her citizens. Through the podcast,  I Love Limerick aims to encourage a wider respect and pride for the city by focusing on the wealth of interesting, talented, and motivated people who live, work and create here by highlighting everything positive about Limerick.

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The Blindboy Podcast

Limerick’s Blindboy Boatclub from the Rubberbandits offers his unique view on a range of topics including life and dealing with mental health issues. He is unapologetically honest and never holds back when giving his perspective on certain topics so much that you never want the podcast to end. As well as this, the Blindboy podcast contains elements of short fiction, interviews, and a bit of comedy, offering a wide range of variety for everyone to enjoy and listen to.

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Fur Coat No Nickers Podcast

Presented by Sophie La Touche and filmed in 101 O’ Connell Street, the Fur Coat No Nickers podcast is an essential listen with its aim to educate, inspire and start conversations on topics that are not typically spoken about, something sorely needed in our society. The podcast takes a no-filter approach and is explicit in its content which delves into taboo subjects including deep discussions with some of Ireland’s most influential and inspirational people.

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The 2 Johnnies Podcast

Compromising of Johnny Smacks and Jonny B from Tipperary, The 2 Johnnies are one of Ireland’s most popular comedy duos. Their podcast is an eclectic mix of comedy sketches, songs, reader’s stories, and more. The podcast offers a hilarious view on what it means to be conventionally Irish, from the GAA to the local parish news as well as Noel Furlong’s take on things in ‘Noel’s News’ segment. 

To listen to The 2 Johnnies podcast, click here

The Chat- with Dan Murphy

Dan Murphy is a member of Limerick band Hermitage Green who has earned a name for themselves in the music scene for their acoustic folk-rock sound. The Chat sees Dan “chatting, ranting and raving” on many subjects as well as a having a variety of guests including most recently Irish professional boxer Lee Reeves, Moglai Bap from the Irish rap group Kneecap, Greg O’ Shea and member of the Cranberries Noel Hagan to name a few.

To listen to The Chat- with Dan Murphy, click here

An Irishman Abroad with Jarlath Regan

Jarlath Regan is a London-based Irish comedian and podcaster. An Irishman Abroad is a series of weekly podcasts with each episode seeing Jarlath joined by a variety of guests including well-known Irish writers, actors, performers, sports persons or public figures to discuss their life and shared experience of Ireland and abroad. This podcast gives listeners insights into the lives of Irish people and people of Irish descent as they discuss their stories including the highs and lows.

To listen to An Irishman Abroad, click here

The Good Glow by Georgie Crawford

The Good Glow podcast presented by Georgie Crawford deals with how she put her life back together after a breast cancer diagnosis that changed her outlook on everything. Georgie’s take on life sees her discussing how people need to have more in-depth conversations about physical and mental health and wellbeing and above all create more awareness about self- care. The podcast sees Georgie speak to wellness advocates and inspirational people whose stories create a profound sense of motivation to seek out all that is good in life. 

To listen to The Good Glow, click here

Irish History Podcast by Fin Dwyer

The Irish History podcast presented by Fin Dwyer offers hundreds of free podcasts on our sprawling Irish history from the story of the Norman Invasion to the Great Famine. Many of the topics are divided into series with multiple episodes for hours of enjoyment, learning, or for those who want to brush up on their history. This interesting podcast brings Irish history to new audiences by presenting Ireland’s past in a new and engaging way, offering a fascinating listen for all.

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The Laughs of Your Life with Doireann Garrihy

RTE2fm broadcaster Doireann Garrihy’s podcast The Laughs of Your Life is a must-listen for all as she explores the beauty of having a laugh. She speaks to a variety of guests from all walks of life including Bressie, Donncha O’ Callaghan, Justine Stafford, Francis Brennan, and Mary Kennedy to name but a few. Each guest explores their memories of laughter from all the happy moments to the darker times in their life.

To listen to The Laughs of Your Life with Doireann Garrihy, click here


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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.