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We believe Northern Ireland has a better story to tell — one that goes beyond bombs, bullets and a sunken ship. You are part of this story. With 180+ conversations featuring some of the incredible people who call this place home, our weekly show gives you the chance to get away from the clickbait and connect with the amazing things happening on your doorstep. Previous guests include NASA Scientists, Billion-Dollar CEOs, 91-year-old parkrunners, teenaged entrepreneurs, Oscar-winning directors ...
 
Weekly episodes of stories in Irish golf, practical advice, tales from the tour, golf tech and learnings which may inspire you to strive and go all in on your golfing, fitness and maybe even some life goals. PaddyTalks Golf Podcast is all about bringing the stories in golf, predominantly Irish Golf, to all of you in a very relaxed vibe as if you were overhearing a chat in a coffee shop or in someone else's kitchen. Paddy sits down with a wide variety of guests to cover everything golf, from ...
 
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Rory O’Connor, a native of Derry, is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow where he directs the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, one of the leading suicide research groups internationally. He is a world leader on suicide research and prevention and has been working in the field for 25 years, beginning with his PhD on su…
 
Eric Stepanian loves golf and loves Irish Golf amongst others. He and his friends created The Fliers Club a number of years ago designing experiences for a collective of golfers who are inspired by the discovery of diverse courses, cultures and time-honoured traditions of the game. For more check out www.paddytalksgolf.com Check out Membership of t…
 
Dr Yassin Brunger is a Lecturer in Human Rights Law and Co-Director of the Gender Justice and Society Research Network at Queen’s University Belfast. Originally from the Gambian, Yassin spent 20 years living in the Middle East and is rooted in transnational understandings of justice and human rights. As a long-term feminist and scholar-activist, he…
 
Colly Graham is a 78-year-old international businessman, sales training expert and great-grandfather. He's also a former alcoholic, rough-sleeper, petrol-bomber, prisoner and member of the RAF. In today's episode we talk about: - The secret to a happy marriage - Old drinking dens in Belfast - Sobriety - Spiritual experiences - What most young peopl…
 
Multiple New York Times best seller, senior editor and podcast host at The Golfers Journal and has written for multiple other sports publications including Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. We discover in this week’s episode Tom has been coming to Ireland since his early teens and continues to bring groups of golfers to these shores each year a…
 
Dear friends! Excited to share with you today a very special conversation with someone I've only met once who left a big impression on me. The short story is that I got more from a two-hour chat with Rabo (Polish-Canadian Engineer, Writer and Product Manager) at the launch of Mark Dowd's new business in December than frankly, I have in most relatio…
 
Over drinks, some friends and I had a good debate over what is acceptable to wear when golfing. With Tyrell Hatton winning in a hoodie, Justin Thomas and many more embracing the golf jogger whilst the ladies game has always had a fashion forward sense of style. If we were talking about it, I thought it might be of value to put a little solo episode…
 
Professor John Barry is the C0-Director of the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen's University Belfast, and C0-Chair of the Belfast Climate Commission. He’s also a recovering politician, public servant, electric-car driving, foldable bicycle riding activist himself, as well as a lover of The Lorax by Dr Seuss — but I’ll…
 
This week we speak with Bert McKay, General Manger at Castlerock. It’s been one hundred and twenty one years since the formal inauguration of Castlerock. Harry Colt made it the links we play today, albeit more recently refreshed and updated by Martin Hawtree in 2017. A golf course played in the landscape not on the landscape, it is indeed a fine ha…
 
Sea-swimming, sauna-sweating and aufgussing (wait, what?!). Join myself, Scott and special guest Ryan Scollan on another esoteric adventure — this time up the North Coast on Benone Beach in our favourite sauna in the world: Hotbox! Medical Disclaimer: please do not do anything mentioned, discussed or actually done in this episode. Enjoy! // Notes: …
 
Shame on me for not knowing about Rosslare Golf Links sooner. Soon, everyone will know about it! Over 115 years of history, designed by one of the best architects that lived, a classic links situated just over an hour from Dublin and very close by to the Irish Open hosting Mount Juliet, Rosslare Golf Links ticks all the boxes. I hope you enjoy the …
 
Dr. Ryan Milligan is a lecturer in the Astrophysics Research Center at Queen’s University Belfast. His research focuses on the study of the sun and how it can impact our planet. After graduating from Queen’s University in 2007 he spent several years at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center outside Washington, DC, and two years at the University of Gla…
 
“You can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed”, Napoleon Hill Brendan Lawlor has not only been copiously successful in his rise to World #1 Disability Golfer, but every step of the way he has passionately spoken about how other disability golfers should be afforded the opportunity to play, compete and included in the game of golf.…
 
Dr Caoimhe Rooney is a mathematician at NASA that searches for life throughout the universe by studying distant planets, known as exoplanets. Following an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Trinity College Dublin, with a scholarship year at UCLA, Caoimhe achieved a PhD in Industrially Focused Mathematical Modeling at the University of Oxford. I…
 
Gareth McCausland grew up in the midst of “The Troubles” on Shankill Road, didn’t pick up a golf club until he was 15 and now finds himself in quite an alternative world on the Inishowen peninsula at Ballyliffin. I hope you enjoy this episodes, leave a review if you do! Please share the show with your family and friends. For more golf content check…
 
What a ride the last few weeks have been! Highly recommend you going back and listening through the six different episodes we've released as part of this Addiction Series. Today's episode is a final recap conversation and overview with my dear friend Professor Steve Ilardi from our new Mental Health podcast. If you would like to hear other episodes…
 
Today’s episode features a conversation about the state of addiction in Northern Ireland with Dr Anne Campbell and Professor Kathryn Higgins from Queen’s University Belfast who have both dedicated their professional careers to researching and implementing solutions around this issue. In today’s episode we talk about: What personally got each them i…
 
Floatation and trauma expert Vivian McKinnon set up Hydro-ease: Northern Irelands only dedicated floatation centre in September 2015. She established the business in response to her own traumatic experiences and a passion for helping people move away from pain and towards a life of fulfilment. Qualified and experienced in many therapeutic approache…
 
Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist. He’s also the two-time best-selling author of Playing with Fire and Conversations With a Rattlesnake. While Theo enjoys his hockey memories and accolades, he feels his true life’s purpose is what he does today: creating healing through conversation, particularly in …
 
If you have not been lucky enough to have played Ardglass then you don’t know what your missing! In a land made for golf a spirit awaits at Ardglass Golf Club. A cliff-top, castle and canon protected links in County Down, the first few holes are truly memorable whilst the water can be seen from all 18 holes. Having grown up in the community and now…
 
Willy G is a world-famous tattoo artist from Whitehead, Northern Ireland. He’s also a husband, proud father of three, painter and former cocaine addict. In today’s episode we talk about: The intimacy involved in tattooing How Willy got into art Working towards dreams/goals Managing success at a young age The years that led him to rock bottom And wh…
 
"That’s the thing about books, they let you travel without moving your feet", Jhumpa Lahiri David Kearney has done over 20 years of travelling, has kept journals along his travels, is exceptionally well-read and know has shared his life and travels documentation with us in his book, The Golfing Buddha. For more check out www.PaddyTalksGolf.com Clic…
 
Today’s very special episode features an in-depth conversation with an individual in his 70s who has been sober for 40+ years through the Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-Step Program. In this episode, “Alan” shares: Why anonymity is a key pillar of AA The origins of this organisation that has helped millions of people get sober Why alcoholics are “allergi…
 
With 32+ Years in promoting Irish Links golf around the world, John McLaughlin and his team offer both tour operators and the general public a top class product, value for money and excellent customer service in delivering unforgettable vacation packages for their clients. From the passionate way John speaks about his team and work with clients, go…
 
Kicking off our addiction series is Dr. Anna Lembke: a professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and one of the world's leading experts on dopamine. Over the last few years, Anna has appeared in Netflix documentaries like The Social Dilemma and podcasts like The Rich Roll Podcast, The Huberman Lab and The Joe Rogan Experience. Her new book, Do…
 
International Pairs is a worldwide golf competition for amateur club golfers with a recognized golf handicap and is arguably the World’s largest amateur pairs golf competition. Thomas Hughes looks after the series on the island of Ireland and walks us through the concept and how to get involved! Check out www.PaddyTalksGolf.com for more…
 
Hopping on to give a head-up about probably the most important thing we will ever share on this podcast. Over the next six weeks, we're diving deep into the topic of addiction, including some incredible stories from recovered addicts and the research from some of the world's leading experts on the topic. Really hope you enjoy it and find it benefic…
 
Pilot episode for our new podcast! // Over the last two years, there’s been a lot of discussion about the short and long-term side-effects of COVID-19. But something I’d never heard anyone talk about was the proven link between depression and the virus itself… That was until I got COVID myself and hopped on the phone with my dear friend Steve Ilard…
 
This week, the Dunk Brothers headed to Hydro-Ease (the first float centre on the Island of Ireland) in East Belfast for Scott's 7th time esoteric float and Matt's 1st ever. In our pre-and-post-float chat we talk about: Why would someone even want to do this? Expectations versus reality of the float tank experience Our reactions to our time in the t…
 
ForeGolf began in 1997 when Derek opened a golf shop in Naas Co Kildare. Now based out of Killeen Castle, Derek and Don (his Dad), Christine (his Mum), Jill (his sister) with Dave Williams provide a tour level service with a wealth of experience and custom fitting knowledge. Derek and Dave are trained to Tour level and have overseen 10,000+ fitting…
 
Kit Adams is an adventurer from Newcastle, County Down who is currently working as a post-man in Antarctica. After growing up at the bottom of the Mourne Mountains, Kit has dedicated his life to learning about and exploring the natural world. Just before the pandemic hit he spent a season living and working at “The Penguin Post Office” where he and…
 
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