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The Saint Patrick Podcast

The Saint Patrick Podcast

By Damian McKee
Saint Patrick’s Way Guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly meet fascinating people, hear about their lives and discuss Saint Patrick and his legacy. The former BBC political correspondent and barrister who became Adoration Sisters have found a new vocation 'Rocking the Cradle of Christianity'. Well - right now they can’t walk, so they’ll have to talk!
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Martina & Elaine meet The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell

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Elaine & Martina meet Poor Clare Sister Briege O'Hare
Poor Clare Sister Briege O'Hare says St Bridget was no goddess but deserves a national holiday. She speaks to St Patrick's Podcast from a monastery she helped found at Faughart near St Bridget's birthplace
53:12
November 6, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell
The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell talks to our pilgrim guides about peace, Patrick & the call to follow Christ ...
39:32
October 29, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet St Patrick's Pilgrim Guide Duane Fitzsimons
St Patrick's pilgrim guide Duane Fitzsimons shares his unique story of St Patrick & the Lecale Landscape.
41:31
September 30, 2021
Martina Purdy & Elaine Kelly meet Fr. Philip Mulryne
Former Manchester United Premier League footballer, Philip Mulryne talks faith & football on St Patrick's Podcast with pilgrim guides Elaine Kelly and  Martina Purdy
39:32
September 1, 2021
Martina Purdy & Elaine Kelly meet Archbishop Eamon Martin
Archbishop Eamon Martin talks to Martina Purdy & Elaine Kelly about St Patrick, faith & the future.
43:44
July 31, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet Elaine Pentland soon to be Church of Ireland Deacon and the daughter of former UUP minister Dermot Nesbitt
Elaine Pentland is about to be ordained a Deacon in the Church of Ireland. The Crossgar woman who is the daughter of former UUP minister Dermot Nesbitt tells Martina and Elaine about her love of St Patrick & her amazing call ☘️
38:22
July 16, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet Belfast Comedian Tim McGarry
Belfast Comedian Tim McGarry who is officially a Humants speaks to pilgrim guides and former Adoration Sisters about his life's journey, walking St Patrick's Way and the f word - Faith!
40:59
June 30, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet author and academic Dr Damian Costello
The latest St Patrick’s Podcast features an expert on Black Elk, a Native American medicine man who fought at the Battle of Little Big Horn and became a Christian. In fact, Black Elk’s case for canonization has been opened.  Author and academic Dr Damian Costello talks to Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly about his fascination with Black Elk and how he relates to St Patrick. 
41:41
June 16, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet TV & Radio presenter Gerry Kelly
Downpatrick’s Gerry Kelly is one of Ireland’s most successful broadcasters. He has interviewed celebrities such as Graham Norton, James Bond star Roger Moore, footballing legend George Best and American country star Garth Brookes. He is a member of the Royal Television Society’s Hall of Fame. The Kelly Show ran on UTV for 17 years, sometimes beating the viewing figures of Michael Parkinson, and Jonathan Ross. He currently lives in Ardglass and speaks to our pilgrim guides Martina Purdy about life post-lock-down, his links with Saint Patrick and faith.
38:53
May 17, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern - who continues to work in peacebuilding - speaks to Saint Patrick Centre pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly about the peace process, life in lockdown, St Patrick and the importance of his faith. Recorded before the First Minister and DUP Leader Arlene Foster resigned
44:04
April 30, 2021
Martina & Elaine meet Mary Kenny
Mary Kenny is widely regarded as the grand dame of Irish journalism – a writer, broadcaster, author and columnist who helped found the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement in Ireland. Now 77, she  writes columns for the Irish Independent and the Irish Catholic and is a keen observer on life and faith. She lives in Kent. She spoke to our pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly about pilgrimage, feminism and St Patrick. (We apologise in advance for a few technical problems).
40:45
April 21, 2021
The Saint Patrick Podcast - Patrick Dexter
Cellist Patrick Dexter joins Martina and Elaine from his County Mayo cottage where he has attracted an audience of millions during lockdown, playing everything from U2 to Ave Maria. Patrick speaks of his spirituality, his connection to Patrick and his love of the Irish landscape. Check out his Twitter page for details.
39:42
March 17, 2021
Martina and Elaine meet Eamonn Holmes
TV presenter, Eamonn Holmes discusses his life, his memories of Saint Patrick’s Day and reveals whom he would most like to interview.
40:49
March 11, 2021