Belfast Festival Stories

Stories from acclaimed Irish writers.

Episodes

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20071007

Specially commissioned stories from acclaimed Irish writers.

3/5.

Not That Kind of Country

By Niall Williams, read by Gerard Murphy.

A cryptic comment made in his sleep ushers in an unusual day of disquiet and unease for car salesman Harry Brennan.

20071007

Specially commissioned stories from acclaimed Irish writers.

3/5.

Not That Kind of Country

By Niall Williams, read by Gerard Murphy.

A cryptic comment made in his sleep ushers in an unusual day of disquiet and unease for car salesman Harry Brennan.

20071014

Specially commissioned stories from five acclaimed Irish writers.

4/5.

The Boy from Stoke-on-Trent

By Shane Connaughton, read by Stephen Rea.

With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs' arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion.

Every child is in the town square eagerly watching as the McCulloughs dismount the bus, but none of them had reckoned on a stranger in town.

20071014

Specially commissioned stories from five acclaimed Irish writers.

4/5.

The Boy from Stoke-on-Trent

By Shane Connaughton, read by Stephen Rea.

With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs' arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion.

Every child is in the town square eagerly watching as the McCulloughs dismount the bus, but none of them had reckoned on a stranger in town.

20071021

Specially commissioned stories from acclaimed Irish writers.

5/5.

Too Late, Amore

By Brian Gallagher, read by Aidan McArdle.

Tired of a solitary existence in Dublin, Myles looks forward to marrying into a large gregarious Sicilian family.

However, when they take him to their hearts, will he still be glad he left his old life behind?

20071021

Specially commissioned stories from acclaimed Irish writers.

5/5.

Too Late, Amore

By Brian Gallagher, read by Aidan McArdle.

Tired of a solitary existence in Dublin, Myles looks forward to marrying into a large gregarious Sicilian family.

However, when they take him to their hearts, will he still be glad he left his old life behind?

AR01The Man From Ancestry2005103120070923

By Daragh Carville.

When a woman enters a mysterious shop and asks for help to delve into the history of her family, will she end up regretting that she didn't heed her grandmother's stern warnings to leave well alone?

Read by Frances Tomelty.

AR01The Man From Ancestry2005103120070923

By Daragh Carville.

When a woman enters a mysterious shop and asks for help to delve into the history of her family, will she end up regretting that she didn't heed her grandmother's stern warnings to leave well alone?

Read by Frances Tomelty.

AR02The Poet And The Shoe Man2005110120070930

By Marie Jones.

Francie Noone, shoe man of Kiladun, faces a life-changing choice between love and family tradition.

Can he find a way to both preserve the past and forge a new future?

Read by Dermot Crowley

AR02The Poet And The Shoe Man2005110120070930

By Marie Jones.

Francie Noone, shoe man of Kiladun, faces a life-changing choice between love and family tradition.

Can he find a way to both preserve the past and forge a new future?

Read by Dermot Crowley

AR03Not That Kind Of Country20051102

By Niall Williams.

A cryptic comment made in his sleep ushers in an unusual day of disquiet and unease for car salesman Harry Brennan.

Read by Gerald Murphy.

AR03Not That Kind Of Country20051102

By Niall Williams.

A cryptic comment made in his sleep ushers in an unusual day of disquiet and unease for car salesman Harry Brennan.

Read by Gerald Murphy.

AR04The Boy From Stoke-on-trent20051103

By Shane Connaughton.

With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs' arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion.

Every child is in the town square eagerly watching as the McCulloughs dismount the bus, but none of them had reckoned on a stranger in town...

Read by Stephen Rea.

AR04The Boy From Stoke-on-trent20051103

By Shane Connaughton.

With the sixth baby due, the McCulloughs' arrival back from England has caused quite a commotion.

Every child is in the town square eagerly watching as the McCulloughs dismount the bus, but none of them had reckoned on a stranger in town...

Read by Stephen Rea.

AR05 LASTToo Late, Amore20051104

By Brian Gallagher, read by Aidan Mcardle.

Tired of a solitary existence in Dublin, Myles looks forward to marrying into a large gregarious Sicilian family.

However, when they take him into their hearts, will he still be glad he left his old life behind?

Producer Heather Brennon

AR05 LASTToo Late, Amore20051104

By Brian Gallagher, read by Aidan Mcardle.

Tired of a solitary existence in Dublin, Myles looks forward to marrying into a large gregarious Sicilian family.

However, when they take him into their hearts, will he still be glad he left his old life behind?

Producer Heather Brennon