14th Annual Storytelling Festival
Wednesday October 12th to Saturday 15th 2016.
A festival of Yarns, Tales, Legends, Lies, Poetry, Music and Fun... Welcome to The Slieve Blooms, a landscape of mountains, valleys, glens, waterfalls, ancient raths and medieval castles, in the heart of Ireland, rich in music and folklore, is an ideal setting for a festival of storytelling, music, and song.
The stories that have been told for generations by the people who live on and around these mountains are bound up with the landscape, place names and the history of the area which stretches back to before the time of the druids, There are stories of invasions, plantations and rebellions, fairy lore and ghost stories, as well as the necessary yarns and tall tales which Irish people love.
Visitors to the Slieve Blooms will discover a new landscape of the imagination in these mountains and local people will rediscover the magic of the stories of their own place through the art of storytelling which will be brought to you by great storytellers, some local, who have all developed a keen interest in the revival of storytelling by featuring at the Storytelling Festivals in Ireland.
Featured storytellers Aideen McBride and Ray O'Sullivan
Wednesday, 12th October: Open House Music and Stories Dempseys Pub, Cadamstown (10.00pm)
Thursday, 13th October: Roundwood House €10 (8.00pm)
Friday, 14th October: Leap Castle €10 (8.00pm)
Saturday, 15th October: Aghancon Hall (near Roscrea) €10 (8.00pm)
Contact Frank Bergin for Tickets 087 2857271
Contact [email protected] Tel +353(0)872857271