Tommy, Laurita and Hector celebrate the five million downloads milestone.

The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast hits five million downloads

Tommy Tiernan, Hector Ó hEochagáin and Mayo native Laurita Blewitt are three friends who got together in the height of lockdown, sat around the table in a henhouse at the bottom of a garden in the west of Ireland and started having the chats.

These chats quickly became the ‘Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast’ – a number one smash across all podcast platforms.

This week the trio are now celebrating another incredible milestone, that of hitting over five million downloads, listened to in 175 countries, all in less than nine months!

Tommy said: “To hear about the joy and laughter that the podcast brings to so many people is incredible. We hope to keep ploughing on until we hit 50 million. Thank you so much for listening.”

Laurita, from Knockmore in north Mayo, added: “It's an honour for me to be working with two individuals from Meath, after what they did to us in '96.”

Hector commented: “The reaction has been unbelievable and we're so proud the podcast is reaching so many parishes, both here at home and abroad.”

The Tommy, Hector and Laurita Podcast is released every Thursday, with a subscriber-only episode available every Monday, through their website The website also contains an archive of previous episodes, articles about the three presenters, plus an area where you can submit your suggestions to actually name the Thursday podcast episode.

The Tommy, Hector and Laurita show is available to listen on Acast and all good podcast platforms.