An Irishman Abroad

Siobhán McSweeney: Episode 376

August 1, 2020

Irishman Abroad is moving. This episode marks the beginning of a new chapter for Irishman Abroad podcast. Jarlath explains how you can join up and help write it and a special offer he is running for anyone who wants to join Irishman Abroad Premium in the next two weeks.


Today’s conversation with Siobhán McSweeney doesn’t just cover her starring role in Derry Girls, together she and Jarlath talk about her curious path from UCC science student to drama school in London and onwards. Siobhán opens up about something a lot of Irish people struggle with, parental expectation and how she managed to over come it. In the full version over on Patreon, Siobhán speaks in detail about her writing, Derry Girls, season 3, the possibility of a Sister Michael spin-off series, on set challenges and much more. is our chosen charity. Their work to equip Irish young people with the mental health life skills they will need is needed now more than ever. Visit and see if they can help you or maybe through a small donation you can help them.  


Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.


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