The Saint Patrick Podcast

Saint Patrick’s Way Guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly meet fascinating people, hear about their lives and discuss Saint Patrick and his legacy. The former BBC political correspondent and barrister who became Adoration Sisters have found a new vocation ‘Rocking the Cradle of Christianity’. Well – right now they can’t walk, so they’ll have to talk!



Listen Here –  Eamonn Holmes

TV presenter, Eamonn Holmes discusses his life, his memories of Saint Patrick’s Day

and reveals whom he would most like to interview.


Listen Here – Patrick Dexter


Cellist Patrick Dexter joins Martina and Elaine from his County Mayo cottage where he

has attracted an audience of millions during lockdown, playing everything from U2 to Ave Maria.

Patrick speaks of his spirituality, his connection to Patrick and his love of the Irish landscape.



Listen Here – Mary Kenny


Mary Kenny is widely regarded as the grand dame of Irish journalism – a writer, broadcaster,

author and columnist who helped found the Irish Women’s Liberation Movement in Ireland.

Now 77, she  writes columns for the Irish Independent and the Irish Catholic and is a keen observer on

life and faith. She lives in Kent. She spoke to our pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly

about pilgrimage, feminism and St Patrick. (We apologise in advance for a few technical problems).


Listen Here – Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern – who continues to work in peacebuilding – speaks to

Saint Patrick Centre pilgrim guides Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly about the peace

process, life in lockdown, St Patrick and the importance of his faith.

Recorded before the First Minister and DUP Leader Arlene Foster resigned.



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