Listen to great stories, and learn from people from all walks of life, including the many inspirational stories of the people of Cork City. Topics include success, business, art, life, travel, food, philosophy, nutrition, health, the unusual and unique, and the happenings of the Rebel City! 

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Ep 7: Jozef Frucek on Fighting Monkey, Strength, Rhythm, and Life

Dia daoibh a chairde. I am your host Ainle Ó Cairealláin, and this is Episode 7 of the Rebel Matters Podcast.

This episode was recorded in The Chateau Belaney just outside of the town of Zilina in Slovakia after I took part in the 6 Day Intensive Fighting Monkey training camp. My guest on this episode is Jozef Frucek, founder of fighting Monkey along with his partner Linda.

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Ep 6: Dr. Darragh Graham on Being An International Athlete, Strength Coach, and Professional Musician

On this episode, I was chatting to Dr. Darragh Graham from one of Ireland’s hottest bands right now, Hermitage Green. Darragh is one of my closest friends, and I say from a slightly biased point of view that he is one of the most versatile, talented, and insightful people that I know. From holding a PhD in sports science, competing internationally in track and field, coaching in professional rugby, and for All ireland winning football and hurling teams, to being a founding member of one of the freshest sounding bands in Ireland.

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Ep 5: Starting a Business, Overcoming Adversity and Inspirational Quotes, with Dreadlock Queen Caroline Dausmann

On this episode of Rebel Matters, I sat down with the undisputed dreadlock queen of Cork City, Caroline Dausmann, who runs the Pink Octopus Dread Shop on Georges Key! My chat with Caroline went down the road of starting up a business, inspirational quotes, vintage Cork city, overcoming adversity, and the positive impact that an image change can have on your mentality. It was great to chat with a fellow startup gladiator, and we had plenty to chat about during the episode.

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Ep 4: Art, Travel, Inspiration, Creativity, and Sustainability, with Kari Cahill

This week I am sitting with West Cork based artist Kari Cahill. Kari has a hand in quite a few landmark projects in different parts of the country, as well as running a studio in Schull. In this episode, we talk about the importance of the arts in Ireland today, Kari’s visits to India, sustainability, creativity, and reconnecting ourselves to the landscapes of Ireland.

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Ep 3: Stroke Survival, Photography, and Life, with Eddie Hennessy

Eddie has been a close friend of mine for around 7 years now. His story is inspirational, emotional, and powerful. From training to qualify for the Atlanta Olympics, owning a security company, having a major stroke and being told that he would not walk or talk again, to cycling 100 miles, building a successful photography business, and starting a family. I really hope you enjoy the show, and would like to add a special thank you to Eddie for sharing his personal story with me.

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Ep 2: Talking Salads, Business, and Cork City with Rocketman Jack Crotty

Jack is the owner of the trendy street food company Rocketman. At the time of recording, was getting ready to complete the Paris Marathon, and spend 6 weeks travelling solo in India by motorcycle. I really enjoyed my chat with Jack, which includes business talk, food, success, and Cork city.

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Ep 1: Discussing Triathlon, Lucid Dreaming and Performance Enhancing Drugs with Chris Mintern.

Chris Mintern is an international triathlete, ACLAÍ sponsored athlete, mathematics aficionado, and aspiring hustler. It was great to be able to catch up with Chris to discuss his training routines, where he came from to become one of the top triathletes in Ireland, obstacles that he has overcome along the way, and some more obscure topics such as lucid dreaming, his short lived GAA career, and his view on performance enhancing substances.

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