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December 20, 2023

The year has turned and it’s deep mid-winter. Guided by the mood of the season this episode of The Shaking Bog Podcast explores memory, mythology and some of the hidden recesses of the natural world.

Presenting a blend of conversations, readings and reflections, the Winter episode features writer Kerri Ní Dochartaigh, writer, herbalist and activist Oein DeBhairduin, poet Nuala ní Dhomhnaill and artist Chanelle Walshe in conversation with herpetologist Collie Ennis.

Produced by The Shaking Bog Festival in collaboration with Coillte Nature & Mermaid Arts Centre. Written & presented by Catherine Nunes, edited by Bjorn MacGiolla, mixed by Steve McGrath with theme music composed by Ray Harmon.

Contributors to The Shaking Bog’s Winter Podcast include:

Kerri ní Dochartaigh - a writer whose already widely acclaimed book Thin Places will be published by Canongate on 28th January 2021  -

Oein DeBhairduin
- a writer, herbalist, activist and passionate advocate for Irish Traveller culture. He recently published Why The Moon Travels, a collection of twenty tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community, with illustrations by Leanne McDonagh -

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
- one of Ireland’s most distinguished poets. Primarily writing in the Irish language, her work has been translated into English by a number of well-known Irish poets, as well as into many other languages. She has won numerous international awards for her work. She is a member of Aosdána and was Ireland Professor of Poetry (2001-2004).

Collie Ennis
- a science officer with Herpetological Society of Ireland and Zoology Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin. He presents his own podcast, The Critter Shed, with Colette Kinsella -

Chanelle Walshe -
a painter who lives and works in Ireland. Her work has been exhibited at many of Ireland’s finest galleries and is included in the collections of The Arts Council, Trinity College Dublin, The OPW and The Central Bank -

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