Blindboy and Hilary Rose will feature in this new East Cork podcast fest

It’s taking place in March

The seaside village of Ballycotton will host the inaugural ‘Talk the Talk’ podcast festival from March 7th to 10th, with a host of well-known names performing live versions of their podcasts at the popular venues of Sea Church and The Blackbird. 

The lineup includes well known artist and author Blindboy Boatclub, who will bring his eclectic ‘The Bindboy Podcast’ to Sea Church. The unique venue will also host IFTA nominated actor Hilary Rose, known for her portrayal of Mairéad McSweeney in ‘The Young Offenders.’

Hilary will present her podcast ‘Live Wild,’ along with a special guest.  Iconic Irish comedian, writer and actor Dave McSavage will also be at Sea Church with his podcast ‘That’s Why We’re not Together.’ Other highlights include ‘Tales from the Pitch’ with Ciarán O’Rathallaigh and guest, and ‘Hola,’ the podcast with Laura Cronin and Audrey Fitzhagan.  

IFTA nominated actor Hilary Rose, known for her portrayal of Mairéad McSweeney in ‘The Young Offenders,’ who will present her podcast ‘Live Wild’ at Sea Church Ballycotton in March, for the ‘Talk the Talk’ Podcast Festival.

Commenting on the upcoming ‘Talk the Talk’ podcast festival, General Manager of Sea Church John Kidney said: “Ballycotton has really been put on the map recently with unique and quirky events and the upcoming podcast festival is no exception.

“We expect a huge buzz in the village over these few days in March, as people celebrate some of Ireland’s most renowned podcasters, comedians and storytellers. We’re especially excited that ACast will host a workshop for aspiring podcast makers –  it’s the icing on the cake for what promises to be a fantastic offering. We’re also hugely grateful to our partners Talk the Talk for helping us bring about this festival”

Sea Church is gearing up for a very busy 2024; following on from its huge success last year, Ballycotton FAT Fest of Folk and Traditional music will return for the May Bank Holiday weekend with another impressive lineup of Irish and international artists.

For more information on all upcoming events at Sea Church, visit

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