An Irishman Abroad
Moe Dunford: Episode 313

Moe Dunford: Episode 313

September 14, 2019

This week, actor Moe Dunford (Vikings, The Tudors, Michael Inside, St. Patrick's Day, Rosie) returns to Irishman Abroad for his first ever solo appearance.

Moe speaks candidly for the first time about his struggle with alcohol early in life (12:00), how he learned the importance of being himself (5:00) while also reflecting on the aftermath of Rosie and what life was like growing up in Waterford (Patreon Full Length Version Only).

We hear what he is ashamed of as an Irish actor (1:18:00), an incredibly powerful discussion about his belief in the work of Terry McMahon (57:00), the phone call that completely changed his life (42:00) and much more. This is a one of a kind interview with one of Ireland's best acting talents.

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Gareth Farrelly: Episode 312

Gareth Farrelly: Episode 312

September 7, 2019

It’s hard to find a story more powerful than Gareth Farrelly's. Gareth was scouted from Home Farm to play for Aston Villa before his 15th birthday, he left home and began life in pro football like so many before him, homesick and unprepared for what would follow. The bullying he would suffer at the hands of a respected youth coach at the club would push him to the brink of suicide but he didn’t give in. Download this episode and listen to this incredible story and how a bizarre life threatening illness suddenly changed the course of his life. How does a pro football player jack it all in to become a lawyer and why? It’s all in this bumper episode of An Irishman Abroad. 

To hear the full extended cut of this conversation in which Gareth opens up about his thoughts on the FAI, the various characters that he has come across in football and what it was like to be a professional footballer at the start of the Premier League, become a premium listener and all round legend by subscribing to the Irishman Abroad Premium Feed on www.patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

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Hozier (From The Vault): Episode 311

Hozier (From The Vault): Episode 311

August 31, 2019

This week, we delve all the way back to November 2015 when Andrew Hozier Byrne joined Jarlath for a conversation in London while he was working on, what we now know as, the incredible Wasteland Baby album. Today, we bring you a few of the highlights of that 60 minute conversation in which Andrew tells the fascinating story of writing Take Me To Church, his terrifying performance at Oxegen, selling his music to Dr Dre and 'that' tricky Gay Byrne interview.

To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episodes that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad. Or, you can download our App in the App Store for FREE today. 

It’s all still to play for in the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. Today is the last day to enter so get your entries finalised and submitted! To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.

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Brian O’Driscoll (From The Vault): Episode 310

Brian O’Driscoll (From The Vault): Episode 310

August 24, 2019
This week, we are reaching back into the Irishman Abroad vault to bring you standout moments from one of the most listened to episodes in the series to date - the Brian O'Driscoll episode. Back in 2016 Jarlath’s conversation with Brian made headlines when he spoke candidly for the first time about the his struggles with confidence, the biggest turning points in his life and what separates the 'good' from the 'great' players. That episode is only available to Premium subscribers but here, to give you a taste of juicy goodness, we’ve gathered some of the episode’s best bits together and included Jarlath’s thoughts on how it all went down and how it changed the series forever. 
To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episodes that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad. Or, you can download our App in the App Store for FREE today. 

It’s all still to play for in the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.

 
To access the full back catalogue of 210 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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The Riverdance Episode: Episode 309

The Riverdance Episode: Episode 309

August 17, 2019

Jarlath gets a rare glimpse into the real story of Riverdance and into the lives of its lead dancers. Across three separate
interviews with former world Irish dancing champions Amy-Mae Dolan and Bobby Hodges, and one of the show's original producers Julian Erksine, Jarlath delves into what it takes to lead the show that changed Ireland and what it took to create it. 

Hear the first hand accounts of the physical and emotional grind of performing at this level from two of the best dancers in the world today, the truth behind Michael Flatley‘s departure, the celebrities that turned down the chance to invest in the original show, exclusive news on plans to change the show to mark its 25th anniversary and the story of how the show first took America by storm.

To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episode that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
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For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Aisling Bea (From The Vault): Episode 308

Aisling Bea (From The Vault): Episode 308

August 10, 2019

This week, we are reaching back into the Irishman Abroad vault once again to bring you highlights from Aisling Bea's first appearance on the show in September 2015. This interview was recorded at a time when Aisling was on the cusp of some of the most incredible breakthroughs in her career. Since then, Aisling has become a household name in Britain with her role as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats and, more recently, she has just released her incredible new Channel 4 show This Way Up.

To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episode that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
To access the full back catalogue of 208 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Tommy Tiernan (From The Vault): Episode 307

Tommy Tiernan (From The Vault): Episode 307

August 3, 2019

This week, we delve back into the Irishman Abroad vault to bring you one of the most downloaded interviews in the series to date. This interview with Tommy Tiernan was recorded live at the Vodafone Comedy Festival in Dublin's Iveagh Gardens in 2015. It was such a mammoth interview that we had to release it over two episodes!

To get your hands on the full unabridged version of this interview, as well as the entire back-catalogue of Irishman Abroad episode that are no longer available elsewhere, sign up for the price of a pint on patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
To access the full back catalogue of 207 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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Ray D’Arcy: Episode 306

Ray D’Arcy: Episode 306

July 28, 2019

Ray D'Arcy doesn't usually sit on the opposite side of the interviewing desk and, as a result, this highly anticipated interview with the broadcasting legend does not disappoint.

Ray welcomed Jarlath into his home for a wide-ranging conversation which spans from filling Ian Dempsey's shoes on The Den (17:00) to coping with personal issues live on air (38:00).

Jarlath asks Ray about losing sleep over JNLR figures (43:00), why he felt 'more free' in Today FM than in RTÉ (51:00) and the moment of clarity that made him say 'what a load of shite' to religion (Patreon Full Length Version Only) and much more. This is a fascinating conversation with one of Ireland's most loved broadcasters.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
To access the full back catalogue of 205 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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How Boxing Brought Hope In The Troubles - Donald McRae: Episode 305

How Boxing Brought Hope In The Troubles - Donald McRae: Episode 305

July 20, 2019

Donald McRae’s new book in Sunshine Or In Shadow is an insight into Northern Ireland during the troubles that you won’t find in any history book or archive news footage. It explains how, through sport of boxing, two of the most historically fraught communities somehow agreed an unwritten peace deal long before the Good Friday Agreement. In a wide ranging discussion Jarlath and Don unravel this incredible collection of tales, the central character, coach Gerry Storey and the challenges Don himself faced in creating the piece. Jarlath quizzes Don on how Storey was able to create a gym where all the boxers attending were given free passes by paramilitary forces on both Republican and Loyalist sides. 

Don goes into detail on some of the most moving aspects of the book and how invested he became in the story on a personal level. Barry McGuigan’s world title winning fight offers the climax to the book but Don explains to Jarlath how Barry came close to quitting the game after one horrendous incident. Later Don goes into detail on his encounters with sporting giants such as Lebron James and what he regards as the essential components of good interviewing in journalism and in a taxi. (Patreon Full Length Version Only).

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
To access the full back catalogue of 205 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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How to come back from Quadriplegia - The Billy Hedderman Story

How to come back from Quadriplegia - The Billy Hedderman Story

July 13, 2019

Billy Hedderman is a former Irish special forces army officer who left home for Australia in 2014. Three months later he found himself lying on a beach paralysed from the neck down fully sure his life as he knew it was done. And yet somehow, through sheer determination, grit and will power he dragged himself back from the brink. His return, his comeback to full health and mobility is a real life Rocky story and forms part of Jarlath's new podcast series, “An Irishman Abroad: Coming Home”. You can read the full story of Billy Hedderman and his remarkable recovery in his book “Unbowed” published by Mercier Press.

Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today.
 
To access the full back catalogue of 204 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.

You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.

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An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com.

For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on irishmanabroadpodcast@gmail.com.

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