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Contact Philip Byrne, 

Phone: (087) 2627806



Switch Off Saturday - 12 March 2016


Dunderry Park, Co.Meath

From the organisers of Spirit of Folk Festival (Includes storytelling)




World Storytelling Day Dublin - 20th March 2016

Dublin Events:

Books Upstairs, D'Olier Street 1pm - 3pm

The Third Space, Smithfield Square 3pm - 5pm

St.Joseph's Church, Balcurris, Ballymun 5pm - 7pm




Maghera, Co.Derry Storytelling Festival 22nd - 23rd April 2016

Come Here Till I Tell You!



  • Roy Arbuckle,
  • Joe Brennan,
  • Ian Coalter,
  • Declan Forde,
  • Steve Lally,
  • George Shiels
  • Liz Weir

Contact: 028 795 49835



Storeyteller in Residence -

Fiona Dowling Saturday

23rd April 2016


Venue: DLR LexIcon Studio

Join Storyteller in Residence Fiona Dowling and Senem Donatan all the way from Istanbul for a very special bi-lingual performance. The storytellers will perform real life stories and folktales from Istanbul and the west of dlr county (Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown). Suitable for adults & families.

The storyteller  in residence is managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and is grant-aided by the Arts Council. The cultural exchange is funded through the Tandem Turkey - EU Cultural Managers Exchange Programme.  It is an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), Anadolu Kültür (İstanbul), and supported by Stiftung Mercator (Essen).

Free but Ticketed (Once Upon A Place)




Bealtaine Festival 1st - 31st May 2016


"Celebrating Creativity As We Age" - Various events around the country

See for storytelling events




Listowel Writers' Week - 1st - 5th May 2016






'The Magic Tool'

Storytelling in the Curriculum


Deferred until 2017


Course Outline

Over the week the course will include:
• Studies and Reports from Europe and U.S. on the value of live storytelling with a class of pupils.
• Practical workshops building your own storytelling skills and how to pass these skills to your pupils.
• How storytelling can be used in the delivery of each of the subjects of the curriculum.
• Ideas on building a repertoire.
• Using storytelling in the School Self Evaluation as a tool to measure oral language,
• Links to libraries and web resources
…and lots and lots of stories.

Each of the three facilitators for this course are experienced storytellers with years of experience working in primary, secondary and special needs schools. They have given workshops in storytelling and creative writing to all age groups child to adult.

Contact: Aideen McBride

Phone: 085 1605028





Dovie Thomason - Sat 9th July

Storytellers of Ireland / Aos Scéal Éireann

Present Dovie Thomason, the Apache/Lakota storyteller

in a public interview with poet Theo Dorgan

Venue: The Writer's Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Time: 2.00pm

Admission: Free - Spaces limited

Kindly supported by the United States Embassy




PalFest Ireland 2016 -Mon 11th July

In Our Own Words  –Three Women's Stories

Monday 11th July, 8pm

O’Reilly Theatre

Belvedere College, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1

Tickets: €15 / €12 conc.

Dovie Thomason, Native American storyteller with an excerpt from her celebrated show “How The West Was Spun”.

Palestinian storyteller Fidaa Ataya from Kafr Nima near Ramallah, with her version of the traditional story The Doma Tree.

We Are Rachel Corrie, a performed reading of the personal correspondences from Gaza of American human rights defender Rachel Corrie, crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer in 2003. With actors Mary Murray, Neilí Conroy, Charlotte Bradley, Katie Honan, Clara Purcell, Donal O’Kelly. Music by Jane Hughes and James MacCafferty. Adapted by Sorcha Fox, directed by Rachael Dowling.

More details of this and other PalFest events on





22nd Cape Clear Storytelling Festival 2nd - 4th September 2016


The tellers:

  • Joel Ben Izzy (USA)
  • Abbi Patrix (France)
  • Kate Corkery (London/Cork)
  • Fiona Dowling (Ireland)

Music: John Spillane

More information on:




Courtmacsherry Storytelling Carnival  9th -11th Sept 2016


Performers to be announced.

More details to follow





Spirit of Folk September 2016


Spirit of Folk Festival, Dundewrry Park , Co. Meath
For programme and directions see the wesite:



Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

17th - 23nd October 2016


Location: Galway

Details to be announced




14th Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival - 12th - 15th Oct 2016


Details to be announced

Phone: 00-353-(0)86 2789147





South Roscommon Singers Festival

Late October


Usually features storytelling

Details to be announced




22nd Cape Clear International Storytelling Workshop 

Sat 29th - Mon 31st October 2016


Location: Cape Clear

Master Storyteller in Residence: Christine McMahon





Sneem Storytelling Festival

11th - 13th Nov 2016


Location: Sneem, So.Kerry


 Batt Burns (Chairman & Founder)

Details to be announced





 Yarn - Bray's Festival of Story & Song  12th - 20th November 2016


Ireland's premier Community Storytelling Festival

Location: Bray, Co.Wicklow

Programme details to follow - see Mermaid Arts Centre brochure nearer to the event

Phone: 01 2724030