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The Rebel Matters Podcast is a show hosted by Ainle Ó Cairealláin since 2017. Episodes feature artists, activist, and scallywags from all walks of life, and include informal chats with guests and occasional solo-runs by Ainle. New releases are usually out on every second Friday and the show is completely funded by our supporters on Patreon to whom we are extremely grateful. Here you will find the full back catalogue of episodes, links to some of the most common podcast platforms where the show is available, our blog, and more about who is behind the show. You can also find the link to our Patreon page should you wish to help keep the Rebel Matters Podcast on the road!

Dec 21, 2018

This week I am chatting with Father Des Wilson, who is 93 years of age, and spent nearly his entire life serving the people of West Belfast and Ballymurphy through some of the darkest times Ireland has ever seen. He is particularly known for his work in setting up Springhill Community house 'as a place for discussion...

Dec 12, 2018

In this episode, the roles are reversed and Orla-Peach was calling the shots and asking me about my experience of being in Palestine twice this year. We spoke about the Irish connection with the conflict in Palestine, and some of the differences between the two struggles, as well as discussing some of the lesser know...

Dec 7, 2018

This week is a chat with local historian Kieran McCarthy about this history of Cork city, the river Lee and many other facets of day to day life in Cork. Checkout Kieran’s website and details about his walking tours below.

In this podcast I also talk about the brand new initiative Cork,...

Nov 23, 2018

Today's episode  episode was recorded in the East Belfast Mission, on the Newtownards Road with Linda Ervine. Linda has been the driving force behind setting up Turas, which provides Irish lessons and talks on the Irish language on the Newtownards Road, making it the only Irish language centre based in a Unionist...

Nov 15, 2018

A few weeks ago i went up to Belfast and recorded chats for the podcast with people that have given a huge commitment to community development and people that have a story that I would like people to hear about.

Today’s episode is a sit down chat with Séamus Mac Seáin, and it is a chat as Gaeilge. Séamus is a c