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The Seanachie Club

Seanchaithe, Seanchaí, or even Seanachie, were the individuals that ancient Irish chieftains assigned to preserve their laws, ancestral records, historical events, and local mythology and legends through the oral tradition. Following the English conquest in the 1600s, these formal roles ceased to exist, and the term Seanachie then became associated with itinerant storytellers who traveled from village to village, seeking only food and lodging for the night as payment. 

Instead of being written, generations of Seanachies passed down the tradition of storytelling from father to son. Eventually though, these stories began to be recorded in print during the 1700s and continue to thrive today through storytelling festivals like the Mummers' Festival in Galway, Ireland. 

The Seanachie Club dedicates itself to exploring these written documents and books from the 1700s and 1800s. Literary treasures, often overlooked and left to gather dust in the vast libraries, hold the key to unearthing forgotten tales from our ancestors throughout ancient Ireland. 

These colorful stories depict great warriors, kings & queens, mythical creatures, and historical legends from the past. We bring these captivating stories to life through social media and podcasts, carefully crafting and adjusting them to resonate with modern audiences. 

So, throw another log on the fire, fill your whiskey glass with a shot of ‘Irish,’ and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Ireland's folklore as we share these vibrant tales with you.

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Coming soon. The story of Beal Cu and Conall Karnah

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O'Connell v Moriarty

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Watch this space for more podcast stories from the Shanachie Club

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