Mary McAleese, Zig & Zag and Hozier among those reading audio stories to fight homelessness – Irish Examiner

Mary McAleese, Zig & Zag and Hozier are among the list of 50 household names who have recorded audio stories for a new ‘Listening Library’ by national housing charity Threshold.

Threshold’s Listening Library features subscriptions to Spoken Words for adults and Bedtime Stories for children at a cost of €20 each.

Both contain over 25 audio stories read by a host of Irish actors, authors, and entertainment personalities including Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Tara Flynn, Peter Coonan and Professor Luke O’Neill.

Hozier has contributed to the library. Picture: Leah Farrell/

There will also be a virtual gift card available to purchase for €20, which will grant access to one of the above subscription options for up to 6 months.

Funds raised from subscriptions will go towards helping Threshold to protect families across Ireland from homelessness.

The launch of Threshold’s Listening Library comes at a time when ever-increasing rents and a chronic shortage of supply are causing

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