What if Brigid had undertaken her own Immrám? Join Chris and Jamie as they explore James’ Immrám Brig Bostún, an Irish Mythology Collage, in which he garners stories from Irish mtyhology and folklore, to curate a remarkable Immrám voyage for Brigid, taking her to the coastal islands of Boston and Cape Cod; a reflection on the more recent journies of the Diaspóra na nGael.
Jamie, from Boston but now living in Seattle, is not only a story discoverer, a story teller, something of a genealogist and, oh yes, an affordable housing expert, but also a imaginative interpreter of Irish mythology.
More information connected to this conversation
- Read the full Immrám Brig Bostúin
- Find out more about the history of Malaga Island The Island of the black and white sheep.
- Find out about The Graves and its lighthouses. The Isle of the guardian cat.
- Listen to the keening of Kitty Gallagher
- As a part of the ImmrámBrig, Jamie included a ‘Dúchas’ story. The Dúchas project was designed to digitize the Irish National Folklore Collection. This includes the Schools Collection. In 1937 and 38, children, in schools all over Ireland, were asked to collect stoeies from older neighbours and relatives. Now they have been transcribed, you can find them on duchas.ie . The story Jamie included concerning Saint Ruadhán’s well came from a school in Kiladysert, County Clare. View it here. Holy Wells.
- Information on Ruadhán’s well. The Clare Heritage site states that Saint Martin’s Well, previously known as Saint Ruadhán’s well, was said to lie in a grazing field in the old Paradise House Estate. However at the time of the research visit, the well could not be located.
- Go to the Gallery page for futher information and pictures including the hagiographical account of Brigid and Bishop Brón.
Links for this episode
- View A tabulated Immrama
- Explore Series 4: Rowing Around Immráma episodes 1-6
- Explore Series 4: Rowing Around Immráma: Episodes 7-14