Paths to Wisdom with Deirdre O’Kane


This week, I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with the incomparable Deirdre O’Kane, a true powerhouse of talent and wisdom. You may know her from her stellar performances on both the stage and screen, but trust me, there’s so much more to this remarkable woman than meets the eye.

The Multifaceted Deirdre O’Kane

Joining me to discuss Paths to Wisdom, as an actor, Deirdre scooped an IFTA for her performance in the powerful film Noble and is the driving force behind Comic Relief Ireland.

Deirdre O’Kane isn’t just your ordinary comedian and actress – she’s a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. With a career spanning decades, Deirdre has graced our screens in iconic roles in hit TV shows like “Last One Laughing,” “Paths to Freedom,” “Moone Boy,” “Gogglebox,” and “Dancing with the Stars.” Her performances have captivated audiences and earned her numerous accolades, including an IFTA for her unforgettable portrayal in the powerful film “Noble.”

But Deirdre’s talents extend far beyond the realm of entertainment. As the driving force behind Comic Relief Ireland, she’s used her platform to make a positive impact and give back to those in need.

A Journey of Resilience and Renewal

The beautiful thing about this podcast is that we often get to go places with our guests that maybe they rarely get a chance to explore and this episode is one of those occasions.

In our candid conversation, Deirdre opens up about her journey to wisdom, sharing insights from her experiences as an actor, comedian, and devoted mother. We delve into the depths of life’s challenges, from navigating through the illness of a loved one to rediscovering purpose and passion after raising a family. Through it all, Deirdre’s resilience and inner strength shine through, proving that wisdom truly does come from life’s trials and triumphs. It’s a fascinating, warm and really inspiring discussion, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.

Join Us on the Journey

If you wanna catch Deirdre on stage you’re in luck! Her new comedy tour “O’Kaning It” has just kicked off so go book your tickets, they’re going fast!

Now, grab your cuppa, settle in, and join us on this fun and inward journey with Deirdre O’Kane.

Until next time,


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