Festivals & Events
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Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival 2014
12th Annual Storytelling Festival
Wednesday 8th to the 12th of October 2014
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 : Pat Speight (Cork) and Jim Maher (Kilkenny)
Featuring local storytellers, musicians and singers from the Slieve Bloom
Wednesday 8th October
Slieve Bloom Bar, Kinnitty, Co Offaly
Launch night with open Session - 10.00pm approx.
Thursday 9th October
Roundwood House, Mountrath, Co Laois
7p.m. Meal and Show | Adm: €35
Friday 10th October
Leap Castle, Roscrea, Co Offaly
(On the R421 between Kinnitty and Roscrea)
8p.m. Show only | Adm:: €10
Saturday 11th October
Community Centre, Aghancon, Co. Offaly
8 p.m. | Adm: €10
Tickets and Information:
Roundwood House: Hannah at 057 8732120057 8732120
Leap Castle and Aghancon: Frank at 087 2857271087 2857271