New Year Resolutions

Posted on 31. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Seasons of the Church Year

We start the year looking back. Here are some pieces from 2005 showing us the timeless nature of New Year and Resolutions. Carmel Wynne is a successful counsellor, writer and Life Couch, who has helped numerous people transform their lives. She is the author of a book and numerous articles on coaching. With all that advice available […]

My Christmas

Posted on 24. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Seasons of the Church Year

In this piece from the archives, TV presenter Mary Kennedy talks to Eileen Good about what Christmas means to her. She talks about her Christmas as a child and how it has somewhat changed since the death of her mother on December 23rd three years ago.  She discusses the importance of taking nothing for granted […]

Christmas People

Posted on 17. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Homelessness, Seasons of the Church Year

Soul Waves Radio has come to the end of its journey. It’s been a very interesting and exciting time and we were glad to share so many interviews with you. We will be publishing pieces from the archive, until the archive moves to Jesuit.ie and then you will be able to access them there. We […]

A Natural Christmas

Posted on 17. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Ecology, Nature, Seasons of the Church Year

During the Christmas season we have a tradition of bringing nature into out homes, from the Christmas tree to holly to yew logs.  Miriam Gormally met John McLaughlin from the tree council of Ireland to find out where these traditions originate.  He also explained why it is important to be careful about what we bring […]

Great Music for Christmas

Posted on 17. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Music, Seasons of the Church Year

We hear many wonderful pieces of music over the Christmas period. Here Ted Courtney, a lover of choral music, selects a number of lovely pieces that he feels represent Christmas.

True Meaning of Christmas

Posted on 10. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Family, Seasons of the Church Year

Soul Waves Radio has come to the end of its journey. It’s been a very interesting and exciting time and we were glad to share so many interviews with you. We will be publishing pieces from the archive, until the archive moves to Jesuit.ie and then you will be able to access them there. We […]

The Darkest Midnight

Posted on 03. Dec, 2020 in Christmas, Music Therapy, Poetry, Prayer

As carols singers across the country sing out for Christmas, it’s nice to remember some of the traditional Irish songs. Hers is “The Darkest Midnight’ sung by Noirin ni Riain’s celebrating the birth of Jesus.

Michael Kelly on Pope Francis & 2014

Posted on 22. Oct, 2020 in Christmas, Vatican

                  In this piece from 2014, Editor in Chief of The Irish Catholic newspaper Michael Kelly talks with Conor Deane about the Catholic Church today and how challenging the new papacy has been for people right down to parish level.    

Facing into the New Year

Posted on 26. Dec, 2019 in Christmas, Seasons of the Church Year

As we start planning for 2020, the residue of Christmas is still with us as well as all that went on in our lives during the year. We listen to advice that psychologist Marie Murray, a registered clinical psychologist, family therapist, journalist, author and broadcaster gave to Eileen Good about how best we can move forward in […]

A Christmas Truce Carol

Posted on 19. Dec, 2019 in Christmas, Seasons of the Church Year

Happy Christmas to all from Soul Waves. This Christmas we remember this story from James O’Halloran, author of A Christmas Truce Carol. He said that there were two Christmases of major significance to mankind. One was the birth of Christ and the other was the Christmas Truce of World War One in 1914.  James O’Halloran’s new book is a piece […]