Join us as we journey back and find new meanings in some very ancient stories. Leeanne O Donnell and Pol O Colmain revisit Ireland's ancient legends with fresh...
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Episode 6 - Sideways to the Sun
Where did the ancient inhabitants of Ireland come from and why did they end up here ? This week's story is an ancient epic about the Sons of Mil and the Tuatha De Dannan. It's a story full of magic - and if you've ever felt that Ireland is a place where the veil between the worlds can be very thin then this week's episode offers some mythological context !
Episode 5 : The Mystic and the Monk
This week's story is about an unlikely meeting between a female mystic and a monk. Written down 1600 years ago it contains elements that date back even further ... and it has inspired some beautiful 21st century poetry that gives a whole new twist to the tale ...
Join us as we find out what resonances our ancient stories have for us today
Episode 4 : Brotherly Love - Can it Survive a War ?
This Irish myth explores what happens when two friends get caught up on opposing sides of a war .... as their destines are shaped by forces much bigger than either of them what can survive of their brotherly love ?
Episode 3 : All's Fair in Love And War - Or Is It ?
In this ancient Irish story a powerful chieftain and a young warrior fall in love with the same beautiful woman .... in the love triangle that ensues honour is compromised and hearts are broken.
About Into The Mythic - Ancient Irish Stories for Modern Times
Join us as we journey back and find new meanings in some very ancient stories. Leeanne O Donnell and Pol O Colmain revisit Ireland's ancient legends with fresh ears - peeling back the layers to uncover what resonance these stories might have for us now in the 21st Century. Some stories endure for thousands of years and these ones have - so what are they trying to tell us ? This series is made possible by the kind sponsorship of our friends at Wild Goose Studio. https://wildgoosestudio.com. Recorded at the Working Artist's Studio in Ballydehob. Presented and produced by Leeanne O Donnell. Music composed and performed by Pol and Dubhaltach O Colmain