Kilkenny County Council
- Co. Kilkenny
Hurling and Us is a new podcast series about Kilkenny hurling, commissioned by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council and produced by Conor Sweetman and Regina Fitzpatrick. Each episode comprises interviews and memories of people from Kilkenny about hurling – from the 1910’s to 2012 including Paddy Buggy, Dan McEvoy, Ned Quinn and Nickey Brennan.
The series is based on extracts from the original interviews conducted for the GAA Oral History Project (2008-2012) commissioned by the GAA to mark its 125th Anniversary. This podcast series brings these treasured GAA interviews to a wider audience.
The 4 episodes in the series each focus on a different theme:
1. Schools (hurling in school life)
2. Journeys (travelling to matches)
3. Heroes (the legends of the game)
4. Behind the Scenes (the GAA Oral History Project and the riches the collection holds)
The game of hurling and camogie which dates back 2,000 years features strongly in Irish mythology, most notably in the epic saga of Cú Chulainn, and is officially recognised by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as an internationally important part of global cultural heritage. Further information at https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2022/08/hurling-and-us-gaa-voices-from-the-archives/