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Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke

Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke

By Aisling O' Rourke

Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke is a podcast about Ireland's storytellers. The story behind storytelling. In each episode, Aisling speaks with a different creative about their life, creative practice and what storytelling means to them. Ireland Creates has featured Writers, Photographers, Musicians and Filmmakers to name just a few. If you would like to get involved please check out www.irelandcreates.com or email Aisling on info@aislingorourke.com
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43 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Tom Swift
43 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Tom Swift
Welcome to Ireland Creates, the podcast all about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. In each episode, we hope to share the story behind the storyteller. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice, and what storytelling means to them. In this episode, I speak with Tom Swift. Tom is a Playwright and co-founder of Performance Corporation. His work has brought him around the world with performances in Kenya, Berlin, and Paris. Known for creative productions in unusual work his most recent work 'Disappearing Islands' took place in a tidal pool in Belmullet on the coast of Mayo.   I hope you enjoy this podcast episode please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie
52:32
November 03, 2022
42 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Roisin White
42 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Roisin White
Welcome to series 3 of Ireland Creates, the podcast all about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. In each episode, we hope to share the story behind the storyteller. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. In this episode, I speak with Roisin White. Roisin is a photographer and multidisciplinary artist. Róisin’s work draws from archival materials and seeks to create a dialogue with our forgotten histories through the use of found photography and ephemera. I hope you enjoy this podcast episode please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie
50:14
October 13, 2022
Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Vukašin Nedeljković
Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Vukašin Nedeljković
Welcome to series 3 of Ireland Creates, the podcast all about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. In each episode, we hope to share the story behind the storyteller. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. In this episode, I speak with Vukašin Nedeljković. Vukašin arrived in Ireland as a refugee and has gone on to document the controversial Irish direct provision system which has seen thousands of people housed in so-called temporary accommodation, sometimes for years, as they await a decision on whether or not they have permission to remain in the country.  Vukašin is an artist, activist and independent scholar. He initiated multidisciplinary platforms Asylum Archive and Fortress EU. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie
49:12
October 06, 2022
40 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Kate Nolan
40 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Kate Nolan
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to Visual Artist Kate Nolan. Kate primarily works as a documentary photographer with collaboration a key component of her work. She has been recognised with several awards and is currently concluding her longest project to date Lacuna. I hope you enjoy hearing her story, you can find out more about Kate on her website here. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe, this is the final episode of season two of Ireland Creates. I will be back in the Autumn with season three. Stay safe and have a great summer.  Aisling.
55:47
June 02, 2022
39 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Larissa Tormey
39 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Larissa Tormey
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to Larissa Tormey a Russian Singer and Songwriter who has made her home in the midlands of Ireland. Larissa originally came to prominence in Ireland for her operatic singing and has now made a name for herself on the country music scene and as a songwriter in her own right. I hope you enjoy hearing her story, you can find out more about Larissa on her website here. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
46:26
May 26, 2022
38 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Catherine Carton
38 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Catherine Carton
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to newly published author and Youtube sensation Catherine Carton. Catherine shares her story behind getting into youtube, how hard it is to earn an income and getting a dream email last year offering her a book deal. You can find out more about Catherine and her new book Dainty Dress Diaries here. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
51:19
May 19, 2022
37 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Olivia Fitzsimons
37 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Olivia Fitzsimons
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to award-winning writer Olivia Fitzsimons who is launching her debut novel The Quiet Whispers Never Stop this week. We talk about growing up in Northern Ireland, what it's like to live as a creative in Ireland today and what storytelling means to her. You can order Olivia's book here or pop into your local bookshop and pick up a copy.  I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
46:53
April 14, 2022
36 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Vincent Devine
36 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Vincent Devine
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to visual artist Vincent Devine about his love of storytelling, his passion for painting and his recent collaboration with Cervical Cancer Campaigner Vicky Phelan. You can find out more about Vincent and his work here. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
54:32
April 07, 2022
35 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Anne Gildea
35 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Anne Gildea
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to Writer and Comedienne Anne Gildea about being born in Manchester in the UK but growing up in Ireland, the hard graft that goes into becoming a comic and her new show How to get the Menopause and Enjoy it. You can find out more about Anne here. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
59:18
March 24, 2022
34. Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Arthur Broomfield
34. Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Arthur Broomfield
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to Poet Arthur Broomfield, about growing up on a farm in Laois, his love of storytelling and the place of poetry in Ireland. You can find out more about Arthur here. I hope you enjoy this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
50:54
March 17, 2022
33 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Mise Tusa
33 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Mise Tusa
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers. I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. On this week's episode, I speak to the mother-daughter team behind a new Irish made fashion label Mise Tusa, from starting to make clothes at the age of nine to opening up shop in the fashion capital of Paris Meritta Gorman Geoghegan and  Bridget Geoghegan are certainly a dynamic duo. If you like what you hear you can check out their work on www.misetusa.ie I hope you enjoyed this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
44:48
March 10, 2022
32 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Katie O'Donoghue
32 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Katie O'Donoghue
Welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers.  I hope you are safe and well as you tune into this week's episode. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Katie O'Donoghue about her life, her creative practice and new book the Little Squirrel who worried. I highly recommend you check out Katie's work. I hope you enjoyed this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
37:00
March 03, 2022
31 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Photographer Tina Claffey
31 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Photographer Tina Claffey
Hello and welcome to this week's episode of Ireland Creates, I hope you are safe and well as you tune in.  If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Tina Claffey about her life, her creative practice, a decade in Africa and her new work Portal which will be released in book format this summer. I highly recommend you check out Tina's work here.  I hope you enjoyed this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
41:13
February 17, 2022
30 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Michael Harding
30 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Michael Harding
After a nice long winter hibernation, Ireland Creates is back with renowned writer Michael Harding as my guest this week.  If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to Michael Harding about his life, his writing and his lockdown podcast. I would highly recommend you pick up one of his books if you have not yet done so. You can follow Michael on Twitter here. I hope you enjoyed this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and have a great week.
50:30
February 10, 2022
29 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Lucy Cullen
29 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Lucy Cullen
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates our very last for 2021 If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. I would like to take a moment to thank each and every one of my guests on the podcast for this past year. I thoroughly enjoyed speaking with you all and I know our listeners will agree that hearing the story behind the work is always an interesting experience. I would also like to thank you for your support with the podcast this year, from pep talks to financial donations you are a very special group I appreciate your support. Ireland Creates will be back in January so please do stay tuned. This week’s guest is Lucy Cullen of  Idir na Linte Lucy is an extraordinary talent, so please do check out her work. I hope you enjoyed this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie Thank you for listening stay safe and I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas. I’ll be back with another episode of Ireland Creates in January.
46:13
December 16, 2021
28 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Valerie Cox
28 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Valerie Cox
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates a podcast about Ireland’s storytellers. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke - I am a communications coach and I love all things storytelling. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with a creative based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. They say never meet your heroes, they whoever they are I’m pleased to say in my experience are wrong.  And this week’s guest is no exception. She is a woman who I think it’s fair to say I grew up listening to,  if you’re Irish you will know her voice straight away she is a journalist, turned activist and carer this woman truly is a force of nature. I hope you enjoy listening to her story. My thanks to Valerie Cox for joining me on this week’s episode of Ireland Creates. I’ll be back next week with the last episode for 2021. In the meantime stay safe and remember to like share follow and subscribe to Ireland Creates on your chosen podcast platform.  If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie
50:49
December 09, 2021
27 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke, Tolu Makay and Feli Speaks
27 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke, Tolu Makay and Feli Speaks
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates a podcast about Ireland’s storytellers. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with creatives based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. Well, this week’s episode is a special one. You are about to hear from two women, both artists in their own right, both born in Nigeria but settled in the Midlands of Ireland but more importantly two firm friends, making waves in the creative industry this year. I will let these two powerhouses introduce themselves. My thanks to Felicia and Tolu for their time and to their producer Al for setting up the interview. If you would like to find out more about Felicia you can check out www.felispeaks.com and for Tolu check out www.tolumakay.com but if you’d like to hear more banter from both I highly recommend you listen to their podcast Tolu and Feli speaks available on all good podcast platforms. I hope you enjoyed this podcast please feel free to share it and remember to subscribe or follow on your preferred podcast platform. If you would like to work with me directly and find out more about communications coaching you can get in touch through www.aislingorourke.com The podcast artwork is by www.clairecreative.com and the theme tune by www.createschool.ie
56:02
December 02, 2021
26 Ireland Creates with Declan Power
26 Ireland Creates with Declan Power
On this week's episode of Ireland Creates Aisling O' Rourke speaks with security and defence analyst Declan Power about life in the Defence Forces, becoming a Journalist and the role of storytelling in communications.  Ireland Creates is a podcast about storytellers here on the Emerald Isle, each week Aisling speaks with a storyteller from a variety of genres from painters, to musicians and more. You can find out more about Aisling and the work she does on www.aislingorourke.com 
01:03:14
November 25, 2021
25 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Gillian Roddie
25 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Gillian Roddie
On this episode of Ireland Creates Aisling speaks with Gillian Roddie of @evidentiallyyou. A zoologist by training Gillian describes herself as a 'Professional Explainer' and uses her Instagram account to break taboos, and inform her followers about scientific breakthroughs frequently working to separate fact from fiction. Gillian is also an Educator and works at Trinity College Dublin.  I hope you enjoy hearing Gillian's story and why she does what she does, I thoroughly enjoyed catching up with her. Remember you can get in contact with me through my website www.aislingorourke.com I am available for communications coaching and would love to hear from you. I am now taking bookings for January 2022. 
51:21
November 11, 2021
24 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Claire Gallagher
24 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Claire Gallagher
Hello and welcome to season two of  Ireland Crates the podcast dedicated to storytellers on the island of Ireland. After a decent break, the podcast is back and will be released each Thursday. My name is Aisling O’ Rourke and I am a Communications Coach. I work with leaders on their communication strategy and teach you how to communicate with clarity. I live and breathe storytelling and this podcast is an absolute passion project of mine. I have some fantastic guests lined up for you in the coming weeks, but if you are new here please feel free to look at our back catalogue. Whether you are into painting, writing, design, or even Journalism I promise there is something here for you. In this week’s episode, I’m joined by Claire Gallagher of ClaireCreative.com. Claire designs websites for entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Ireland France is now Claire’s home and I’m not the slightest bit jealous! Claire designed my website AislingORourke.com and it was a pleasure to have her on the podcast. I hope you enjoy her story.
45:43
November 04, 2021
23 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Brendan Fox
23 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Brendan Fox
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish Storytellers. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke I am a communications coach and lecturer in Media. I hope you’re having a great week. If you are new here you can follow me on instagram @aislingmakesstories or connect with me on LinkedIn at Aisling O’ Rourke Communications Coach. This week I am joined by a fellow Offaly native Brendan Fox who is leading a very exciting new project in the midlands. I hope you enjoy listening to our chat. There are plenty more interesting stories in our back catalogue you can find out more about the podcast on Ireland Creates.com Thanks to Claire Creative for our artwork and Peter Baxter at Create School for our theme tune. If you would like help with finding clarity in your communications I can be contacted through www.aislingorourke.com Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. But for now, remember a good story is 22 times more likely to connect with your target audience. I hope you have a great week. Until next time I’m Aisling O’ Rourke and I want to encourage you to share your story.
43:07
May 20, 2021
22 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Frank Greaney
22 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Frank Greaney
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish Storytellers. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke I am a communications coach and lecturer in Media. I hope you’re having a great week. If you are listening to this from outside of this emerald isle things have started opening up again and hope abounds, I went into the hairdresser during the week and I was completely taken aback by just how nice it was to hear banter. I really do hope that we are on the road to recovery. On this episode we hear from our first Journalist guest, an award-winning Courts Correspondent, Author and Galway native, a former colleague of mine and co-owner of @botownburgers Frank Greaney. I hope you enjoy hearing his story. I want to thank Frank for being so generous with his time. I hope you enjoy listening to our chat. There are plenty more interesting stories in our back catalogue you can find out more about the podcast on Ireland Creates.com Thanks to Claire Creative for our artwork and Peter Baxter at Create School for our theme tune. If you would like help with finding clarity in your communications I can be contacted through www.aislingorourke.com Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. But for now remember a good story is 22 times more likely to connect with your target audience. I hope you have a great week. Until next time I’m Aisling O’ Rourke and I want to encourage you to share your story.
50:35
May 13, 2021
0021 Ireland Creates with Aisling O’ Rourke and Letizia Lopreiato
0021 Ireland Creates with Aisling O’ Rourke and Letizia Lopreiato
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates. I’m your host Aisling O'Rourke I’m a communications coach and lecturer in Media and Photography. And this podcast is all about the art of storytelling. Each episode I speak with a guest who uses storytelling in their daily practice. I hope you are having a great week and this podcast finds you safe and well. If you are new here please do hit that follow button on your preferred podcast platform every click counts. I hope you enjoy the episode and remember there are plenty of episodes in our back catalogue for you to delve into. And if you would like to support the podcast you can do so on www.irelandcreates.com And now onto today’s guest, this chat is a little longer than usual but I think when you hear Letizia Lopreiato’s story you will understand why. I hope you enjoy hearing from Letizia, I certainly enjoyed our chat. If you would like to find out more about her work you can follow on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/letizia_lety_lopreiato/ If you would like help with finding clarity in your communications I can be contacted through www.aislingorourke.com But for now, remember a good story is 22 times more likely to connect with your target audience. I hope you have a great week. Until next time I’m Aisling O’ Rourke and I want to encourage you to share your story.
52:36
May 06, 2021
20 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Tracy Fahy
20 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Tracy Fahy
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates. I’m your host Aisling O'Rourke I’m a communications coach and lecturer in Media and Photography. I hope you are having a great week and this podcast finds you safe and well. If you are new here please do hit that follow button on your preferred podcast platform every click counts. I hope you enjoy the episode and remember there are plenty of episodes in our back catalogue for you to delve into. I want to thank all of you for your support, from your gifts to your donations I am blown away by your generosity and encouragement to keep this podcast on the virtual road. In this week's episode, I speak to writer and educator Tracy Fahy. Tracy is an Irish Gothic writer and we speak about her latest book I spit myself out, her love of storytelling and teaching, and our joint interest in Type 1 Diabetes. 
41:56
April 30, 2021
19 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Shia Conlon
19 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Shia Conlon
On this week's episode of Ireland Creates Aisling speaks with Shia Conlon.  Shia Conlon is an artist and writer currently based in Helsinki. Conlon works with photo, film, sculpture and writing. Much of his work has been centred around marginalized voices and about growing up in the landscape of working-class Catholic Ireland. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, Dublin, Helsinki, San Francisco amongst others.  We spoke about Shia's recent transition as a transgender man and his role as an advocate in the queer community and how we need to think about storytelling as part of our own creative legacy.  You can find out more about Shia on his Instagram here and you can follow Aisling here. If you would like to work with Aisling on your storytelling skills you can find out more about the training she offers at www.aislingorourke.com
44:14
April 22, 2021
18 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Colin Kenny
18 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Colin Kenny
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates, the podcast about Irish storytellers, both those that are based here in Ireland and those with a connection to this emerald isle. I hope you are safe and well and that you had a nice break over Easter. I took a wee holiday from work if not an actual holiday over the last fortnight which luckily coincided with getting my AstraZeneca vaccine. So I am well rested and looking forward to a new season of Ireland Creates and I have some fantastic guests lined up to join us over the coming weeks. As always please do support the podcast through my website www.IrelandCreates.com you can use the donate button to contribute towards the project, little or large every donation is gratefully received and thank you to those of you who have already donated. On this week’s episode I’m joined by a fellow Offaly person who is building a name for himself in the country music scene. I hope you enjoy Colin Kenny’s story. If you liked hearing from Colin you can follow his work over on his Facebook page That’s it for this week’s episode of Ireland Creates thank you for listening and supporting the podcast. If you liked this episode please do share it with your family and friends. You can follow me on instagram @Aislingmakesstories and remember to #shareyourstory #IrelandCreates #creativity #storytelling 
50:01
April 15, 2021
17 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Edel Meade
17 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Edel Meade
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates the podcast about Irish storytellers, both those that are based here in Ireland and those with a connection to this emerald isle. I hope you are safe and well this week, I don’t know about you but seeing the sun finally coming out has certainly lifted my spirits. I want to give a big shout out to and congratulations to one of our recent guests on the podcast Clare Lyons. Clare has just been selected as one of 5 Irish artists to join Futures, Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Futures is a platform focused on amplifying emerging talents in photography. Clare was put forward by PhotoIreland and is joined on the list by Aoife Herrity, Audrey Gillespie, Jialin Long, and Mark Duffy. Congratulations to all of you it’s a fantastic opportunity. I also want to thank those of you who have responded to my callout for guests on the podcast, the invitation remains open and I look forward to hearing from you. You can drop me a line at info@aislingorourke.com This week's guest is singer-songwriter and educator Edel Meade from Tipperary.  I hope you enjoyed hearing from Edel please do go to edelmeade.com  and Bandcamp to find out more about her and to purchase Brigids and Patricias. Ireland Creates will be back with its next episode on Thursday, April 15th in the meantime please check out the back catalogue, follow me on Instagram and remember to share your story.
41:41
March 25, 2021
16 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Noelle Brown
16 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Noelle Brown
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates a podcast about Ireland’s storytellers. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke. If this is your first time listening, thank you for joining us. Each week I speak with a creative based here in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland about their lives, their creative practice and what storytelling means to them. This is episode 16 so I would encourage you to check out the back catalogue, it’s full of conversations with a selection of Ireland’s talented creators. On last week’s episode, I asked you to get in contact with me to suggest future guests and emphasised the importance of making the podcast as inclusive as possible and I’d like to thank those of you who got in touch with me to suggest a number of people so I have a great list of future guests for Ireland Creates but that offer remains open, you can contact me through my website www.aislingorourke.com or on Instagram @aislingmakesstories. This week I speak with Noelle Brown, she has done amazing work as an artist and an adoption rights activist and I hope you go to the Abbey Theatre’s you tube channel to check out her latest project Home Part 1.  Well, that’s it for this week, I’ll be back next week with another episode of Ireland Creates, in the meantime stay safe and remember to share your story.
37:21
March 18, 2021
15 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Denise French
15 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Denise French
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates episode 15 of this podcast talking to the storytellers behind the story. In this episode, I speak with Dublin based painter Denise French about starting off in college at the age of 40 while taking care of three small children and how her practice has grown and developed in the years since. I personally love the emotive nature of Denise’s paintings and so it was a pleasure to sit down with her virtually and have a chat. This week we marked international women’s day 2021 and as you may remember from the last episode for the month of March I’ve decided to feature female artists, to help do my bit to support women creators. However, I know that’s not enough. I want to make Ireland Creates a podcast that represents the wealth of talent that we have in Ireland, storytellers originally not from Ireland but have made this wee green isle their home, to storytellers from the LGBTQ  community, minority groups and more. I want this to be an inclusive podcast where storytellers living in Ireland or with a connection to Ireland have a chance to share their story regardless of their origins, sexual orientation or backgrounds. So if you know of a storyteller based here that you would like to hear featured on Ireland Creates please get in touch with me through my website www.AislingORourke.com and let me know. And please do remember you can back the podcast on Patreon here. Thanks again to Denise French for speaking to me you can check out her work on www.denisefrench.net or look for Denise French Artist on Instagram or Facebook. Our theme tune is by CreateSchool.ie Have a great week, remember to share your story.
39:13
March 11, 2021
0014 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Clare Lyons
0014 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Clare Lyons
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland creates the podcast about Ireland’s storytellers across all artforms. Today we turn to the world of photography, but before we get into today’s episode I want to thank those of you who have decided to back Ireland Creates. As you know I recently launched the podcast on Patreon the platform that supports creators right around the world share their work. So if you like what you hear and want to keep this show on the road please do go onto www.patreon.com/irelandcreates One of the things I love about creating this podcast is the community that’s building up around it, from those of you who message me to say you listen each week to the fabulous guests I get to speak with for each episode. I thoroughly enjoy hearing from you so please do feel free to message me through my website www.AislingORourke.com or on Instagram @Aislingmakesstories. This month I have decided to celebrate female artists as we are in March the month of International women's day and I’m delighted to say that over the month we will hear from visual artists, a performance artist and a musician among others. Traditionally women do not speak as much about their work and so I am focusing on women this month to encourage all women to speak loud and proudly about their creative practice. And now onto today’s guest a woman who has become known for her distinctive photographic storytelling techniques Clare Lyons. I hope you enjoyed hearing Clare’s Story I would highly recommend you check out her work. Thanks for listening and remember to check out  www.patreon.com/irelandcreates to support the podcast. I’ll be back next week with another episode of Ireland creates in the meantime remember to share your story.
50:01
March 04, 2021
0013 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Gerard Byrne
0013 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Gerard Byrne
Hello and welcome to Ireland Creates and this week we are celebrating. I’m delighted to say we have reached 1,000 listens and I’d like to thank each and every one of you for tuning in each week. While the majority of you are listening from Ireland it’s been great to see just how international our audience has become. According to the analytics behind the podcast, a significant number of you are from North America, while some of you are in New Zealand, Lithuania, as far away as Japan, Mexico and Brazil and even Thailand. One of the things I love about creating this podcast is the community that’s building up around it, from those of you who message me to say you listen each week to the fabulous guests I get to speak with for each episode. I thoroughly enjoy hearing from you so please do feel free to message me through my website or on instagram. In podcasting terms reaching 1,000 listens is a great milestone to reach, and so I would like to encourage you to become a patron of Ireland Creates by backing the podcast on Patreon.com/irelandcreates. I want to keep the podcast as accessible to all so I will keep publishing on your favourite platform however making the podcast comes with costs and so that’s why I’ve joined Patreon and will be adding some exclusive content there over the coming weeks and months. You can back the podcast for as much as you would like each month - for as little as a price of coffee or more it’s up to you, but I hope you will help the podcast grow so that we can continue to spread the word about Ireland’s amazing storytellers across all artforms. And now onto today’s guest - A man who has become known for painting in public whether it’s rooftops, city streets or even botanical gardens Gerard Byrne likes to bring his paint brush and easel and paint on location. After starting off his career as a tradesman a near death experience sparked his decision to become an artist full time. It was fantastic to catch up with Gerard and I hope you enjoy his story. You can check out Gerard's work on https://gerardbyrneartist.com/ Our theme tune is by www.CreateSchool.ie
58:40
February 25, 2021
0012 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke & Mandy O'Neill
0012 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke & Mandy O'Neill
Hello and welcome to Ireland Creates the podcast about Ireland’s amazing storytellers. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke and if you are new here I started this podcast in the middle of last year after turning the idea over and over in my head. I wanted to create a podcast that could showcase the wealth of talent within current storytelling here in Ireland and storytellers with a connection to Ireland. We are known as the Island of saints and scholars and we sell ourselves to tourists on the basis of the great works that have been made here over the years, from William Butler Yeats to Seamus Heaney so I wanted to focus on the work that is being made here today and shine a light on the sheer volume of talent we have on this small island. In this week’s episode, I speak with one of my favourite Photographers Mandy O’Neill. I should say I recorded this chat with Mandy quite some time ago now, and since we spoke Mandy’s portrait celebrating Edna O’Brien’s 90th birthday has gone on display in the National Gallery on Dublin’s Merrion square. I had the pleasure of viewing the work in a practically empty gallery space one evening just before Christmas and I have to admit I was blown away by the sensitivity in the two images. Here in Ireland, we’re in full lockdown for the time being, but when the Gallery does reopen I hope you will pop in and have a look. As always I would like to encourage you to support the podcast. I’ve decided to join Patreon, the platform that allows creators to begin to earn a living from their practice. So for the price of a cup of coffee a month you can help Ireland Creates continue and I hope flourish and in time if I reach my goals hire a producer to help put the podcast on an even better footing. You can support Ireland Creates by going to Patreon.com/IrelandCreates and get early access to the podcast and some lovely treats along the way. You can get in contact with me directly on aislingorourke.com Thanks for listening I’ll be back with another episode next week. And in the meantime remember to share your story. Our theme tune is by CreateSchool.ie You can follow Mandy O’Neill’s work on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/photomando7/
44:26
February 18, 2021
Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke & Peter Baxter
Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke & Peter Baxter
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates. If you are new here Ireland Creates is a podcast first launched in 2021 dedicated to Ireland’s storytellers across all platforms whether that be music, the visual arts, writing the list goes on. Each week I bring you a chat with one of our many talented guests and this week is no exception. But before we move into today’s episode I wanted to let you know that you can now support Ireland Creates on Patreon. Patreon.com is the platform that helps creatives right around the world make their practice more viable. You can subscribe to Ireland Creates for as little as the price of a cup of coffee a month and in turn, help me spread the word about our amazing storytellers. I mean I drink enough coffee to fuel a spaceship and if you’re interested mine’s an Americano. To be honest I feel more than slightly odd asking you to support the podcast in this way but the truth of the matter is that I spend a considerable amount of time putting the show together and the resources I use also need to be paid for. So if you would like to help make this podcast a success please sign up at Patreon.com/irelandcreates. And now onto today’s guest a musician an educator, an entrepreneur, a creative in all sense of the word. Thanks again to Peter Baxter and his colleagues in CreateSchool.ie for our theme tune and to Peter for taking time out to have a chat with me. You can check out Peter's music on www.peterbaxter.ie or on Instagram. I hope you enjoyed this week’s episode number 11 in our podcast venture and I hope you will consider signing up to back Ireland Creates on Patreon.com/irelandcreates so that I can keep this show on the virtual road. Have a good week, stay safe, and I’ll be back next week with another fabulous guest. Aisling
49:16
February 11, 2021
10 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke & Linda Byrne
10 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke & Linda Byrne
Hello and welcome to the first episode of Ireland Creates for 2021 and the first time on Patreon. As a patron, you are getting early access to the podcast and I want to thank you for your support. Ireland Creates is a podcast about Ireland's storytellers, each week I feature a creative to talk about their practice and what storytelling means to them. This week Linda Byrne, an illustrator, talks about her unique work and how an early interest in animation got her started.
35:37
February 04, 2021
009 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and David Monahan
009 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and David Monahan
Hello and welcome to Ireland Creates the podcast about Ireland’s storytellers featuring creatives from all walks of life. Thank you for listening,  our audience is growing with every episode and I now have listeners from all over the globe including Mexico, Argentina, Thailand and of course here at home in Ireland. I would love to hear from you so please do get in touch, and remember I know many of you return each week and listen but please do hit that subscribe button it really does count. On today’s show I speak with Photographer David Monahan a Dublin native whose gained global recognition for his work photographing emigrants following the crash of the Celtic tiger.  Our theme tune is by Createschool.ie and the artwork is by ClaireCreative.com. I hope you enjoy the show please subscribe and share the podcast with your nearest and dearest. If you would like to work with me please get in touch on www.aislingorourke.com
50:44
October 28, 2020
008 Ireland Creates with Muriel Bolger and Aisling O' Rourke
008 Ireland Creates with Muriel Bolger and Aisling O' Rourke
Welcome back to Ireland Creates.  On this week's episode, Aisling speaks with Muriel Bolger. Muriel is a Travel Journalist, a novelist and watercolourist.  Ireland Creates is a podcast about storytelling. If you would like to feature in the show please contact Aisling through her website AislingORourke.com.  Our graphics are by ClaireCreative.com and our theme music is by CreateSchool.ie. 
30:02
October 22, 2020
007 Ireland Creates with Aideen Barry and Aisling O' Rourke
007 Ireland Creates with Aideen Barry and Aisling O' Rourke
On this week's episode, I'm joined by visual artist Aideen Barry to talk about her life and work and her love of storytelling.  Originally from the rebel county of Cork Aideen is now based in Tipperary however, her work has brought her around the globe. Aideen was elected to Aosdána and in 2020 she was elected to the Royal Hibernian Academy as an ARHA member. Ireland Creates is a podcast about Ireland's storytellers both those from Ireland and those with a connection to Ireland. If you would like to feature in the show please contact Aisling through her website www.aislingorourke.com 
40:39
October 14, 2020
006 Ireland Creates with John Kelly and Aisling O' Rourke
006 Ireland Creates with John Kelly and Aisling O' Rourke
Hello and welcome back to Ireland Creates.  After an initial pilot of Ireland Creates and a fantastic response from listeners all around the world Ireland Creates is back and here to stay.  I would also like to announce the launch of my new website wwww.aislingorourke.com please head over a check it out and perhaps sign up to hear first when a new episode of the podcast drops.  Today's guest is the Photojournalist John Kelly most well known for his work with the  Clare Champion.  Put on your headphones sit back with a cuppa and enjoy! 
30:06
October 07, 2020
005 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Paddy Slattery
005 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Paddy Slattery
Hello and welcome to this week’s episode of Ireland Creates a podcast about Ireland’s vibrant culture of storytelling. I’m your host Aisling O’ Rourke. I'm a Journalist Photographer and I teach people how to share their story. As always, please give the podcast a few stars and even write a review in Apple Podcasts. It all helps to get the word out there about this passion project. And now onto today’s guest and today we’re talking with a fellow Offaly native about his love of Storytelling. Paddy Slattery’s life changed utterly at the age of 17 following a major car crash, not one to let that stop him, instead it helped him find a new life path in the world of film. I should say that we do discuss some mental health issues in this episode, not in great detail, but I thought it would only be fair to let you know in advance. And as with all my guests on this podcast due to the current pandemic, we recorded this remotely and I particularly enjoyed the birdsong in the background. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did making it. I really admire the energy Paddy brings to all his projects and I’m looking forward to checking out broken law when it launches. If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please reach out to the Samaritans on their freephone number 116 123 Thanks to you for listening and remember I would very much appreciate it if you could subscribe to this podcast on your chosen platform please do rate it and write a review, it really does count and helps to spread the word about Ireland Creates. The podcast artwork is by Claire Creative Dot Com and the theme music is by Createschool dot ie In 2020 trust is the new currency but in order for people to trust you, they need to know who you are so that is why I love helping people share their story. If you would like to work with me or suggest a guest for the podcast please get in touch with me on Instagram at Aisling makes stories Thanks again for listening I look forward to speaking with you again next week.
37:34
July 23, 2020
004 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Kaye Maahs
004 Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke and Kaye Maahs
On this week's episode of Ireland Creates Aisling speaks with County Clare based Painter Kaye Maahs. Originally from Kerry Kaye is now based in the Burren and has developed a thriving practice as a painter in her adopted home.  Ireland Creates is a podcast about Ireland's storytellers both those from Ireland and those with a connection to Ireland, if you would like to feature in the show please get in touch with Aisling through her Instagram page @aislingmakesstories or you can leave a message on Anchor below. 
39:03
July 15, 2020
Ireland Creates 003 Dragana Jurisic
Ireland Creates 003 Dragana Jurisic
In this episode, Aisling speaks with Dr Dragana Jurisic. Dragana has been living in Ireland for over 20 years, she is originally from Yugoslavia and now teaches in the School of Communications at my alma mater DCU. Thanks to you for listening and remember I would very much appreciate it if you could subscribe to this podcast on your chosen platform please do rate it and write a review, it really does count and helps to spread the word about Ireland Creates. The podcast artwork is by ClaireCreative_com and the theme music is by Createschool.ie In 2020 trust is the new currency but in order for people to trust you, they need to know who you are so that is why I love helping people share their story. If you would like to work with me or suggest a guest for the podcast the website is under construction so, for now, you can get in touch with my on Instagram @Aislingmakesstories Thanks again for listening I look forward to speaking with you again next week.
39:13
July 08, 2020
Ireland Creates with Ciara O'Keeffe
Ireland Creates with Ciara O'Keeffe
Welcome to the very first episode of Ireland Creates a podcast about Ireland's storytellers with Aisling O' Rourke.  On this episode, I talk with award-winning ceramic artist Ciara O'Keeffe about her work to date, the power of storytelling in everyday life and her latest project Beautiful Goodbyes.  Our theme tune is by Createschool.ie and the artwork is by ClaireCreative.com. I hope you enjoy the show please subscribe and share the podcast with your nearest and dearest. If you would like to work with me please get in touch on info@aislingorourke.com 
41:31
July 01, 2020
Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke
Ireland Creates with Aisling O' Rourke
Ireland Creates is a new podcast about Ireland's Storytellers hosted by Aisling O' Rourke. The podcast launches in July so please subscribe now. If you would like to suggest a guest for the show message Aisling on Instagram @aislingmakesstories
02:15
June 22, 2020