Join DJ, Eoin and guests as they chat in some of Ireland's cosiest pubs, and occasionally venture beyond the pub! This laid back podcast is ideal for the commute, cleaning the house and tailor made for the stroll to the pub.
DJ and Eoin are hitting the CANS for November. The Candemic is upon us and we've tasked ourselves the amazing job of drinking a can brewed in every county in Ireland (*Ts & Cs apply). This means 32 Counties | 32 Cans | 8 Cans per Week | 4 Cans per Host per Week
For Week 1 of this series, we've boxed off some of the cans that we sourced from:
Ardkeen Quality Food Store (ardkeen.com), O'Brien's Off-Licence (https://www.obrienswine.ie/), and World Wide Wines (https://www.worldwidewines.ie/)
The Cans drank this week are:
Beoir Chorca Dhuibhne West Kerry Brewery - Béal Bán Golden Ale 5% | County Kerry
Beekon Batches Brewery - Ginger & Lime Honey Refresher 5% | County Louth
Crafty Hopster - All Hail Pale Ale 4% | County Waterford
Boundary Brewing - American Pale Ale 3.5% | County Down
Yellowbelly - Great for the Town Strawberry Kettle Sour 4% | County Wexford
BallykilCavan - Brickyard Red Ale 4.2% | Representing County Cavan
Galway Bay Brewery - Buried At Sea Milk Stout 4.5% | County Galway
Wicklow Wolf in collaboration with DOT Brew - Guardians of the Galaxy Double Black IPA 8% | County Wicklow
Don't forget you can help the Snugcast by contacting us about breweries you'd like to see featured or helping us get to those difficult to reach breweries.
Hope you enjoy this series, Sláinte.
DJ and Eoin are joined on today's episode by Tommy Keighery of Antiques Ireland and the Irish Design Podcast. We tell the tale of our first ever media event and give our review of Guinness 0.0% and a few more beers. The three guys then talk about their Halloween experiences!
Last week we chatted about the pubs opening again on September 21st! Some things have happened since, which means Dublin has been delayed 3 weeks in opening but DJ got married in the meantime so we have been indisposed but are happy to bring you this episode, with pretty much zero editing from the west coast of Ireland rather than the south east! Enjoy!
Finally! After a few hectic weeks we finally get this together. I could write an essay on what this podcast means to us both, but I'll let the publicans do the talking for themselves. Proud of this content for sure!
The Last Call is a 2 part audio miniseries we have produced in conjunction with some pubs around Ireland. We speak to Tom Ryan of Phil Grimes Pub, Marie Mellett of Mellett's Emporium, Aoife Brennan of The Kilteel Inn, Ed Cahill from Tully's, Mike McMahon of Mothermacs and Fergal Chamber of The Four Provinces.
In Part 1 of the series we find out about the background and setting of these pubs and try to get to know them a bit ebtter, before getting stuck into the impact COVID has had on them in part 2 as well as what the future looks like.
The Last Call refers to the last time we have had a pint in these pubs, but not the final call. The resilience, determination to come back stronger and the love for the role each of the pubs play in the respective communities shines through these interviews. We hope you enjoy.
#SupportNotSympathy was trending on Twitter yesterday, when we were due to publish this episode, but we held it back. We want to give pubs a small platform for their voices to be heard, but yesterday the pubs grabbed the bull by the horns and shouted from their rooftops. Fair play to you all. Hang in their, our lips are quivering for a pint in your company, sooner rather than later.
DJ and Eoin react to the announcement that the reopening of Irish pubs, due to take place on July 20th will be pushed back to August 10th. Joining them to talk about the news is Ian Walsh, part time Tik Tok enthusiast, full time pint enthusiast. Have you an opinion on the matter? Let us know on Twitter or Facebook, we are @Snugcast on both, or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sláinte agus beir bua.
DJ and Eoin are joined by Wayne and Janice Dune (@irishbeersnob & @mrsbeersnob on twitter) to catch up on the IrishBeerSnob blog and podcast, talk about some great drinking spots in Navan, Dublin, Kildare and even the UK ahead of the easing of COVID restrictions and of course we have a great chat about beer, including some recent and distant highlights. A delightful conversation that lasted long after the record button was stopped. It was a lairy chat by the end. Enjoy - sláinte.
DJ and Eoin are joined by Peter from Portlaoise Pub Club and Brian Cahill from the Craic Beer Community to chat about the upcoming challenges the pub industry is facing, and how the irish independent craft beer scene has responded to this mad bag of spiders of a crisis.
DJ, Eoin and Tommy discuss the updated guidelines for lifting lockdown and what this might mean for the consumerism of pints. They discuss the economics of drinking at home vs drinking in the pub in a very unacademic sense and also look at some other hurdles facing businesses reopening.
The lads talk about the past week where lockdown restrictions are easing bit by bit in Ireland, and reflect on The Last Dance, a docuseries for all tastes, even though it centres around a Basketball team form 25 to 20 years ago!
This week it's just your two hosts. We chat Kinnegar Brewery, drinking sours on a sunny day, virtual beer festivals as a concept, taking social media breaks, Eoin's shite WiFi, and the leaving certificate.
We also have a new segment called PINT WATCH - where we look at developments over the past week and try and guess the exact date the pubs will reopen.
Eoin, DJ and Tommy discuss the VFI response to the government exit strategy, whne pubs might be open again as a result and how does the new pubgoing experience go? We examine the 12 points made by the VFI and assess how feasible they are. Cautious optimism seems to be the outlook. We also discuss the Virtual Beer Festival run by Craic Beer Community and Dead Centre Brewing. Enjoy!
We have a chat with Peter Kavanagh, a man with many fingers, each one in a different pie. We discuss the current health of the Iirish language as well as some good fun chat, including an on the spot quiz where Eoin pitted DJ aaginst Kav. Enjoy.
Welcome to the Self Isolate Inn, where DJ and Eoin from Snugcast are joined by Fin Dwyer of the Irish History Podcast to basically, bring the pubs into their own homes during the COVID19 pandemic. They couldn't go to the pub so they made do with a video call, a few Kildare Brewing cans and a chat about how the current crisis relates to historical plagues and pandemics and how it might shape society going forward. Enjoy. You can join in the next Self Isolate Inn. Keep an eye on social media for the time and place to stream it and we will react to comments on the night.
In this episode DJ sits down with Becca Cappuccini to discuss her passion for food and music and how it led to an upcoming event in Waterford- Steak and DJ day (not after our DJ). Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/Steak-and-DJ-day-102986547902876/
This week the lads tour the pubs of Kilcullen, County Kildare where they talk about St.Brigid and the feast of St.Brigids day, and by talk about it the talk absolute nonsense filled with conjecture and freezing cold hot takes about early Christianity and St. Brigid herself, with absolutely zero authority on the subject. Isn't that why ye listen?
This week we head back to Grady's Yard for a citra marinated chicken burger, some Dunkel, water and a chat with Tommy and Ollie about why alcohol free beer is pretty much the same price as alcohol containing beer. We also chat sugar tax and how tax might be better repurposed. Then Eoin wonders what everyone bought for their communion money and Ollie makes the lads feel auld! Follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook and check out www.patreon.com/snugcast
DJ, Eoin and Ollie meet up in Grady's Yard for a massive sugar undertaking. We eat three boxes of chocolates (Roses, Heroes, Celebrations) and discuss a new community incentive for preventing drink-driving but offering more inclusion in the rural pub... "Social Spin". We talk some shite about Christmas movies and just all things Christmas. Nollaig Shona daoibh!
The two buckos are joined by Oliver Sharp Esq. in Phil Grimes pub on a murky November night. We talk about Maradona in Mexico (again)... F'in love that show. The conversation rambles onto favourite Coldplay songs and Limited Edition chocolates and sweets that have been out through the years. We also look at the working week and how we think it's utter nonsense. Enjoy!
The lads head to J&K Walsh's to talk about quenching the thirst of a long drought, some cartoon characters, Diego Maradona and the appropriateness of October/November Christmas marketing! Become a patron by going to www.patreon.com/snugcast and follow us on Twitter @snugcast or Instagram- Snugcast
This week we release an episode we recorded last month in the brilliant Cissie Youngs in Cork City. An institution in the UCC pub scene! They enjoyed pints from Blacks of Kinsale and Franciscan Well while chatting taxi journeys, pizza toppings and the marvel comic universe! A fiery and rowdy episode with Ian and Mark Walsh.
In this episode the lads sit in Tullys and chat to Darren Skelton about all things from journalism, social issues, the current economic state of Waterford and also the impending arrival of Weatherspoons to the South East. A truly lively chat in a busy Tullys!
This week DJ goes solo hosting with Eoin still in Japan. He is joined by the brilliantly talented Caoilfhionn Hanton, an artist who has had pieces commissioned by Grady's Yard and has had her talents utilised by Waterford Walls, the largest street art project in Ireland. Caoilfhionn is a bubble of energy and at the young age of 21 was a fascinating interview! You can view her art on Instagram @caoilfhionnhanton and on www.caoilfhionnhanton.com
In this Episode DJ is joined by Alan Maguire of the #Juvenalia podcast and Ollie Sharp. They talk about Alan's Tayto TED Talk, a new section called Good Tweet/Bad Tweet and settle into some chat about Japanese Culture with some mad segways and chats throughout.
What is the craic? Very little actual book chat lads sorry. We went to Grady's Yard to have a chat before Eoin fucks off to Japan to feign some interest in Rugby. We spout shite about alternative modes of transport, music nostalgia, and some other craic. Huge thanks to Pimp my Ride Mullinavat for the sponsorship too. Sound of ye. Check out or patreon page at www.patreon.com/snugcast and follow us on the socials. Also subscribe and rate us 5 starts ta fuck. Sláinte.
The lads tipped up to Kilkenny on the train of a Saturday to meet Gerald and Gabrielle Costello of Costello's Brewing Company in the brewery to chat about beer production as part of the Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival. Gerald explains how Costello'scame about, the style and substance behind their 3 staple beers and then the lads tackle some of the more serious issues in life like shite marketing ploys and polyjuice potion, Bainigí taitneamh as! Sláinte #craftbeer #podcast #brewing # beer # beerfestival
This week the lads settle into J & K Walsh's snug for some lovely pints and a chat about a recent provocative article heading in an irish newspaper surrounding the teaching of the Irish language in Ireland, as well as accents, preferred brands in their childhood compared to now and what would you like to see on How it's Made?
It's a lovely spot for a few pints, we will be back!
The lads address some key issues in Henry Downes pub. They talk Seasonal Sports Disorder, potential celebrity Snugcast ambassadors and also the key issue surrounding British politics - which cartoon character best resembles Boris Johnson.
This week the lads are up the walls getting ready for the live show this weekend with Fin Dwyer of the Irish History Podcast taking place in Grady's Yard next Saturday July 13th! They hadn't a chance to record so DJ went rogue Monday evening on a drive back home from his parents house and covered some stuff that has happened and will be happening. He also goes on a mad cathartic rant about arthritis. Enjoy an off brand Snugcast.
By the way get your FREE tickets for the live show now by going to waterfordpodcast.eventbrite.ie now and join the lads and Fin on Saturday!
DJ and Eoin are joined in the pub this week with Ollie Sharp of being a student in college fame. There was some drinking involved in this episode, there was definitely some singing and loads of laughter. We had a serious discussion on the science of shrinking and enlarging objects, we regaled stories of our favourite drinking locations and we got extremely excited about some pub games we've played in the past.
We also have a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT! The Irish History Podcast and Snugcast are teaming up to deliver a LIVE PODCAST in Grady's Yard, John's Street, Waterford on 13th of July 2019 @ 8pm. By the time that this episode goes out, we'll have had some of our tickets sold, so to get your hands on tickets for this limited ticketed event go claim your FREE TICKET on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/live-podcast-on-the-lash-drinking-culture-in-ireland-tickets-64411151488?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
We're excited, let's see you down for a laugh and a night out on the 13th!
DJ and Eoin headed to the Odeon Cinema in Waterford Friday night to see the live action version of Aladdin. Joined by Sonya and Ciara they popped into Phil Grimes and chatted about the film and about the evolution of Disney from the 1930s to the modern day juggernaut it is! Some typical Snugcast curve balls thrown in for good measure! all while enjoying some Blacks of Kinsale Solero Passionfruit Sour and some Prosecco.
DJ and Eoin settle into a few pints in Grady's Yard after spending the day in Ardkeen Quality Foodstore promoting Indie Beer Week. They chat about Indie Beer Week, the elections held the day before and they talk about the endings of certain TV shows! Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad in particular from minute 35 onwards! Enjoy a fairly unorganised and fairly tipsy ramble. And if you disagree with our political outlook, fair play we aren't bothered so long as nobody acts the maggot. Sláinte.
The two boys headed off on the train with a bag of Super Soaker cans buíochas le Wicklow Wolf agus Yellowbelly Beer and they headed for Kilkenny. Billy Byrnes bar was the venue where they were going to settle into a few pints with Fin Dwyer, the host of the Irish History Podcast, a favourite podcast of DJs. The next hour or so of audio is the lads chatting about history in the least conventional way possible. A fascinating conversation about how history is taught and how we perceive the modern world, especially the role of women in Ireland is had. Fuelled by some pints of 12 Acres Pale Ale from Killeshin in Co. Laois just up the road from Kilkenny and some Beyond A Pale from Costellos, a brewery local to Kilkenny we move onto some serious topics. Ever wondered which character form history the lads would like to play in a feature film? Have you ever thought, who would Fin love to have over from history for a session to spill some beans? This is the podcast for you! We can't tell you in words how much fun we had recording this one! It certainly won't be our last train journey to Kilkenny that is for sure!
Summer Lip is Coming sees DJ and Eoin joined again by the Queen of the Snug Sonya and also for the first time by Ciara Cooney! We chat about the beckoning summer, changes in the ways that we consume music and musicals as well as some good chatter in between. All in Grady's Yard featuring drinks from Yellowbelly, Wicklow Wolf and the wine tap!
Eoin went to Grady's Yard last week to attend the launch of a new beer! Following up on the Wolf of Malt Street stout released last year Wicklow Wolf collaborated with Yellow Belly Beer to produce a gorgeous Blood Orange IPA - Super Soaker! We genuinely have no idea how they got it tasting so much like a Super Splice ice pop! He is joined on the podcast by Big Dave and Snugcast debutant Paul where they chat about their biggest fears and worst public transport experiences.
At the end of the podcast Eoin and Dave are joined by Quincy one of the owners of Wicklow Wolf and Declan, Head Brewer for Yellowbelly Beer and Otterbank brewing for a chat about collaborations, tap takeovers and more! Huge thanks to them for giving their time over to us!
This week the two lads are joined by a very special guest, Alan Maguire of the Juvenalia podcast. In what is a jovial chat, filled with laughs and fuelled by pints the lads chat about a variety of topics. Eoin wanted to know if we'd rather be a dog or a ghost which unsurprisingly saw us regale tales of Casper, Homeward Bound and discuss the sexual capacity of a paranormal being., DJ always being on hand to lower the tone. We then delve into nostalgia, a concept at the core of Juvenalia. We chat about Beyoncé and her influence on the youth of today, we chat Marvel and it's slow acceptance of female and minority characters. We also get stuck into shows that we loved then but nearly loathe now. Finally, for some reason unbeknownst to anyone with a functioning adult brain Eoin decided he wanted to chat about the price of a haircut. All while having some tasty pints in Grady's Yard. Podcoin.
Happy Holy Thursday, Happy Easter, Happy Pinting. We hit up a roaring Phil Grimes this week where we discussed some amazing topics such as "What's your favourite Easter Egg?", does eSports (gaming) count as a sport, favourite TV theme tunes and so much more. Grab a chocoloate infused pint and a Dairy Milk and join the pub chat on another episode of the Snugcast!
The lads are joined by Smurf of The Thirsty Thursday Show and the Rogue Gallery Studios Comedy Show and Ollie Sharp for a chat about comedy and also about a recent thread on Twitter by @caseyexplosion on Diageo and the Irish Craft Beer Industry. Who knew we could talk shite about micro economies and aggressive buyouts?
Philly's tonight for the lads as they are joined by Simon and the spirit of MOC to chat about fad diets and takeaways. All this while drinking some of the best beers around right now. Bainigí taitneah as.
This episode sees a lairy DJ talk to a lairy Sonya in Grady's Yard where they chat about keeping a journal/personal writing, a snugcast blog, After Life the new #Netflix show and a few other bits. I think DJ needs Eoin back soon he seems to have gotten notions of deep thinking in his absence! Anyhow, enjoy this one! We had a mighty night afterwards!
DJ and Eoin sit down with Keith Daniels, producer of Against the Current: Waterford's Countercultural Movements. 1979-1996 to discuss the upcoming Waterford Retro Festival which will be taking place in the Waterford Cultural Quarter this April 12th to 14th. We chat about how the festival and documentary came about, subcultures and countercultures in Waterford and also about Waterford's reviving pub scene. It was an absolutely lovely chat. Enjoy.
DJ is joined by first time co-host Sonya Nirwan, as well as Snugcast regular Simon Coloqhoun and Snugcast newbie Paul Lambert on St.David's day where they discuss Sci-Fi movies, irish destination and Kevin jumps in at the end to chat about Grady's Yard being nominated for some national awards. Oh - and by the way the host is a bit of a drunken mess. Soz.
The boys are joined in Tully's snug by Sean Murphy - comedian and host of the Thirsty Thursday Show on OpenTempo Fm to discuss comedy, crossing the line and St.Brigid. We also discuss Waterford's new comedy club coming in March. Some novice dopes might even make an appearance.
A topsy turvy episode where we go from talking about the nurses strike in Ireland, the shambles of Brexit and fall into a rabbit hole of naming potential porno names. The usual shite you'd expect in a snug.
DJ and Eoin are joined by DOD from episode 2 for a catch up before he moves to San Francisco. They enjoy a few tasty pints in Grady's Yard while chatting about sporting people and controversial sporting opinions. Enjoy.
As we take some time to set ourselves up for 2019, here is some bonus content from before the podcast we set up. We had a rough idea what we wanted to do as a podcast, however this was the first time we hit record. We hope you enjoy.
Join DJ, Eoin, Big Dave Quinn and Simon as they discuss some of the world's key issues in Tully's bar Waterford, including other Podcasts to listen to now, the ideal cup of tea, biscuits and sandwiches. Enjoy with a lovely can if you wish.
What happens when DJ and Eoin record a podcast with 4 people who have never met before in Liverpool over pints? A mad chat about Social Media, Oasis/Blur, the Monarchy and 90's Footballers. Thanks to Garry, Scott, Robbie and Connor. It was an absolute blast. Enjoy, sláinte!
A travel frenzy episode tonight where we are joined by our good pal Sonya Nirwan. We discuss our favourite worldwide destinations and a bit about the culture differences between Canada and Ireland.
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DJ and Eoin are joined by a real life doctor, Simon, and a real life big man, Big Dave. We discuss what our favourite films that we're adapted from books and also our favourite TV shows of all time. Take a break, have a can and listen to the guys talking shite. Also, sound to Vic from Grady's Yard for telling us all about their Sunday session this weekend.
In the latest Snugcast, DJ and Eoin return to Phil Grimes where they planned discussion budgeting at 28 compared to when they met at 18, in response to the news of the day - the Irish Government's budget. Instead we spoke to a couple from Scotland and the US who we met on the night about Celtic languages, their getting married at 22 after meeting on chat roulette and how they ended up in Waterford. Mental. We finished the budget chat in Ballytruckle after Tom stopped serving. Despite not having the evening as planned we had a blast meeting these 2 mad eejits and hearing their story. Just another day in the life of a snugcaster. By the way, sound out of Faxion on Soundcloud to develop the boss theme music for us!
Eoin and DJ followed on from their interview in Grady's Yard with Kevin and Danny with a chat in the snug in Grady's Yard. In this glorious setting they are joined by Big Dave Quinn to chat about their favourite ever job, drugs in sport and listener's questions. The only drawback - we deleted the listeners questions segments question - what a bunch of idiots. That being said we came up with this 45 minutes of shite talk! Enjoy!
DJ and Eoin interview Kevin Kavanagh, bar manager at Grady's Yard and Danny Trappe, head of sales for YellowBelly Beer in Grady's Yard. They ask the lads about the launch of the bar, putting it together and hear about the journey YellowBelly have been on. They also chat about their personal experiences of drinking and the lads put a delicious tasting board of YellowBelly beers on tap in Grady's Yard on for the Snugcast. Sit back, relax and enjoy an episode full of laughs, insight and 4 people enjoying each other's company.
In this weeks Snugcast DJ and Eoin are joined again by Big Dave Quinn and also, snugcast debutant Simon Colquhoun. We chat favourite meals, ideal drinks for those meals and for the first time answer some of your questions. Enjoy!
Eoin and DJ discuss Metalman Lager as they enjoy a pint in Phil Grimes Pub, Waterford. They then discuss the pros and cons of robotics, best and worst airports before finishing the conversation off with a shout out to Yellow Belly Beer, who are opening Grady's Yard pub on John's Bridge in Waterford.
DJ and Eoin are joined by (BIG) Dave Quinn and Darragh (DOD) O'Donoghue in Phil Grimes pub to enjoy a chat about what they are drinking, their career sporting highlights, great sporting events they've witness and some other shite talk. All while supping on some White Gypsy, Guinness and some mad German lager Big Dave couldn't pronounce! Enjoy!