Festivals & Events



Contact Details

Kinnitty, Cadamstown, & Mountrath ,
Phone +353 (0)86 278 9147,
Email: info@slievebloom.ie


Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival

 

11th Annual Storytelling Festival

Wednesday 9th to the 12th of October 2013

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.

 

Storytellers : Jack Lynch and Paddy O'Brien

Featuring local storytellers, musicians and singers from the Slieve Bloom

 

Programme:

 

Wednesday 9th October 2013 - 10.00 pm

Rambling House, Slieve Bloom Bar, Kinnitty, Co Offaly

Admission free

 

Thursday 10th October 2013 - 8.00 pm

Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois

Admission €15

 

Friday 11th October 2013 - 8.00 pm

Leap Castle, Co Offaly

On the R421 between Kinnitty and Roscrea

Admission €15 by ticket only

 

Saturday 12th October 2013 - 8.00 pm

Leap Castle, Co. Offaly

On the R421 between Kinnitty and Roscrea

Admission €15 by ticket only

 

Sponsors

Our thanks to The Management at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Sean Ryan of Leap Castle, Hannah and Paddy Flynn Roundwood House Mountrath, and our sponsors Laois County Council Arts Office Offaly County Council Arts Office

Shannon Development & Failte Ireland.



Some Flora of the Slieve Bloom Mountains


Wild Orchids in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Fly Agaric Mushrooms in the Slieve Bloom MountainsBog Cotton in the Slieve Bloom MountainsFoxgloves (Digitalis) in the Slieve Bloom MountainsBog Asphodel in the Slieve Bloom Mountains
Wild Orchids in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Fly Agaric Mushrooms in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Bog Cotton in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Foxgloves (Digitalis) in the Slieve Bloom Mountains Bog Asphodel in the Slieve Bloom Mountains