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Features Interviews with well known figures across Ireland and beyond. Covering topics from sport, music and more! Check my website for a comprehensive list of all podcasts to date plus much more.




Features Interviews with well known figures across Ireland and beyond. Covering topics from sport, music and more! Check my website for a comprehensive list of all podcasts to date plus much more.






The Time Out Podcast EP 77 With Guest Ronan O'Donnell March 25th '2023

Ronan O'Donnell from Glenties is qualified as a primary school teacher for nigh on 10 years. It's something he wanted to be from a very early age. During the initial stages of covid he developed another interest; in media which now has led him to pursuing a career in this field. He has a buisness called Dronan Media; where in the world of videography and photography he captures everything from sunrises on well known mountains to general everyday life in local towns or on city streets. He...


The Time Out Podcast EP 76 With Guest Helen McCready February 22nd '2023

Helen McCready's story so far is inspiring and with many different angles to it. Her work life has different facets. She is a Coru registered Phyiscal Therapist. In Study, she has a few different degrees and a lot of experience in the fields of autism and mental health. She's also into athletics in a big way and to date has ran so many different races varying from 5k's right up to marathons; she has completed an amazing 6 of the latter. Including Berlin in 2021 and last year. I talked to her...


The Time Out Podcast EP 75 With Guest Fr Matt McInerney January 18th '2023

Fr Matt McInerney celebrated 60 years ordained as a priest in 2020. For 40 odd years he served as a priest in England before returning to his home county of Donegal in the early 2000's, where despite being retired he still helps out in the parish of Burtonport/Kincasslagh alongside Fr Pat Ward. I chat to Fr Matt about his early life before he went to England. We also talk about the various places he was placed there as a priest. Which include, Brighton, Worthing and Crawley. His love of...


The Time Out Podcast Bloopers & Outtakes December 24th '2022

I've had this in mind for a while. For the last 20-25 or so podcasts I've been saving clips here and there that would come under the blooper umbrella, most of these bloopers made by me. Some outtakes included also, and its mentioned how these didn't make the final edit. The purpose of this Bloopers & Outtakes show is to mostly try and give people a laugh. No episode number on this. EP 75 will hopefully come early in the New Year. Thanks for listening to my podcast wherever you tune in from...


The Time Out Podcast EP 74 With Guest Patrick Feeney December 7th '2022

Sligo man Patrick Feeney has been going strong in Irish country music for two decades. One of the very finest voices in Ireland. Since his debut album to current day he has recorded many popular songs ranging from country to gospel. He's also of course one third of the three amigos alongside Robert Mizzell and Jimmy Buckley. I caught up with Patrick last weekend ahead of his gig in the Highlands Hotel Glenties. Lots covered including where he went on honeymoon after marrying his wife Claire,...


The Time Out Podcast EP 73 With Guest Micheál Brennan AKA Donegal Daddy November 15th '2022

A few years back during lockdown, Glenties man Micheál Brennan starting posting entertaining, light hearted videos to Instagram of himself and his daughter Gracie. Little did Micheál think that a few years on, his pages across several social media platforms would now have the following they do. I chat to Micheál about how the idea for Donegal Daddy came about and much more, including the influence his mum and late dad Francis had on him. We also talk about Naomh Conaill and Martin Regan,...


The Time Out Podcast EP 72 With Guest Anthony Molloy October 25th '2022

Anthony Molloy's contribution to Donegal GAA over the past 4 decades is nothing short of immense. He was part of the Donegal side that won our county our first ever All Ireland title. That came in 1982 at U21 level. Fast forward 10 years, he had won 3 Ulster titles and most memorable of all captained Donegal to our first ever Sam Maguire triumph. A midfielder who despite injury setbacks, led by great example. A natural born leader. My interview with him included chat about his new book...


The Time Out Podcast EP 71 '92 Remembered 30 Years On' September 20th '2022

An episode to mark 30 years to the day since Donegal won their first ever Sam Maguire by beating Dublin in the All Ireland final. Guests include, former Donegal footballers, Tony Boyle, Declan Bonner and John Joe Doherty, former Dublin footballer Vinnie Murphy, and the referee in the 92 decider for Sam, Tommy Sugrue from Tralee in Co Kerry. Lots of memories from the 92 All Ireland are dwelled on including reflections too by the former players on the lead up to the final and the years that...


The Time Out Podcast EP 70 With Guest Paul Murray August 13th '2022

Before I interviewed Paul Murray, I didn't know anything about him but once I discovered his amazing journey in music, I was keen to have a chat with him. He lives in Wembley, London but his parents are Irish. His Dad hails from Co Armagh and his late mum came from Co Monaghan. At just 6 years of age Paul remarkably sang at Roundwood Park in London in front of 60,000 alongside Big Tom. He'd then , still aged 6 go on to record a duet with the legendary Castleblaney singer, a song called...


The Time Out Podcast EP 69 With Guest Seamus Moore August 3rd '2022

The JCB man Seamus Moore is on the country music road over 30 years and counting. Seamus and Mick Flavin were the two country singers I loved listening to most growing up. Known most for his comical songs, he also can sing very well the songs that tell a story. Hailing from Callan Co Kilkenny. Seamus has lived in London most of his life but has toured Ireland every year for 3 decades. it's easy to see why he's still in demand. His great character combined with his voice make for a good...


The Time Out Podcast EP 68 With Guests Shaun Sharkey & Helena Melly July 27th '2022

The achievements of Shaun Sharkey and Helena Melly in the world of pool in recent years can only be admired. Brother and sister, they have won individual and team trophies both in Donegal and nationally in Ireland. Among their titles won, Shaun has won so far 6x Donegal championships, 2x Ulster champion, 2 x Ulster team champion, 1x All Ireland team champion, 1x All Ireland singles champion, 2 x home nations team champions. Shaun was also ranked Irish no 1 before as well. Helena is a 3x...


The Time Out Podcast EP 67 With Guest Mick Flavin July 20th '2022

When I think of the very finest Irish country singers over the past number of decades Mick Flavin is without doubt on that list. The Longford native is on the country music scene 35 years and still going strong. It's personally very special for me to feature Mick on my podcast as I grew up listening to his music and grew a love for his voice and many of the songs he recorded. I chat to him about his great career in country music and how he first fell in love with the genre. Mick talks about...


The Time Out Podcast EP 66 With Guest Matt Britton June 22nd 2022

Over the last decade plus Matt Britton is best known throughout Donegal for his journalism work. He was employed with the Donegal Democrat for many years before turning his attention to freelance journalism, something he has a great passion for. What a lot of people might not know about Matt is that he has past experience in many fields, including hotel management and being the director of Bord Failte. In hotel management, his work covered government catering and he was once responsible for...


The Time Out Podcast EP 65 With Guest Seán Boylan

When the discussion of the greatest GAA managers of all time is being had, there's no doubting Seán Boylan's name is never far away. What the Dunboyne native achieved with the Meath senior football team in particular was outstanding. Leading them to their first All Ireland title in 20 years in 1987, when they beat Cork. Retaining it the following year against the same opposition. Two more Sam Maguires followed in 96 and 99, v Mayo and Cork respectively. Under Boylan's 23 year spell in charge...


The Time Out Podcast EP 64 With Guest Michael McMullan May 11th '2022

Co Antrim born Michael McMullan's voice is one many sporting fans across Ireland and the UK will recognise. He worked for Today FM for over a decade in presenting the popular 'Premier League Live' alongside Mark Lawrenson and co. With Today FM he also got to experience in person great Irish sporting moments as a reporter. Including watching Ireland play at the Japan/Korea soccer World Cup in 2002 and Padraig Harrington's Open wins in 07/08. Michael now works within the sports of snooker,...


The Time Out Podcast EP 63 With Guest Kelan Browne April 27th '2022

Kelan Browne from Ballybofey is fastly making a huge impression on many throughout Ireland and beyond with his unique voice in singing country music songs. His wide vocal range gives him great ability to cover anything from classics to modern day. So far that is exactly what we've seen from Kelan. His first 2 singles were Conway Twitty's iconic 'Hello Darlin' and Luke Comb's smash hit 'Beautiful Crazy'. Kelan has done both songs great justice and is looking forward to the future, be it his...


The Time Out Podcast EP 62 With Guest Anthea Atkinson April 13th '22

Anthea Atkinson was born in Dublin and has lived in various parts of the world including the UK, the US and other locations but Donegal is her home now and has been for quite some time. She has had many different job titles, from firefighter to paramedic, and working to help the homeless. One common theme is evident throughtout Anthea's working life; her desire to help people. Since moving to Donegal she has immersed herself in various local communities and in recent years worked voluntary...


The Time Out Podcast EP 61 With Guest Kevin Painter January 19th '22

'The Artist' Kevin Painter retired from the PDC darting scene in 2021 when he didn't make it through Q School. Like a lot of players his darting career began in the BDO but come the early noughties he made the switch to the PDC. It was there he began to flourish. In 2004, he narrowly lost out to Phil Taylor in the deciding sudden death leg of the world final. He made a couple of other semi final appearances at the worlds too, 2003 and 2008. The latter of those years Kevin had what he...


The Time Out Podcast EP 60 With Guest Bernard Flynn January 12th '22

Bernard Flynn was part of a Meath senior football team that won the royal county their 1st All Ireland in 20 years when they beat the rebel county Cork in 1987. A year later Meath were champions again against the same opposition. Bernard was also part of Meath teams to lose 2 All Ireland finals in 90 and 91 to Cork and Down respectively. Flynn is a 2x All Star and formed one of the most formidable full forward lines in GAA history alongside Brian Stafford and Colm O'Rourke. I caught up with...


The Time Out Podcast EP 59 With Guest Fr John Joe Duffy December 23rd '21

Fr John Joe Duffy hails originally from Burtonport and was ordained as a priest in 2002. He is currently the catholic curate in Creeslough, a position he has held since 2017. Other parishes he has served in are Glencolmcille, Kincasslagh/Burtonport, Stranorlar/Twin Towns. Wherever Fr John Joe has worked, he has left with many friends and is widely respected. I chat with him about his ordination, the effects of the pandemic on everyday life plus he talks about the various locations he has...