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Galway Public Libraries in association with Storytellers of Ireland, FEST and Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture presents Scéalaíocht…Storia….Contes.

DATE 20.03.2021
2.30PM & 7PM

Join us on 20 March World Storytelling Day for this very special online storytelling event.

Scéalaíocht….Storia….Contes brings together storytellers and musicians from across Europe and Ireland to celebrate the universal language of storytelling. Galway based storytellers Máirín Mhic Lochlainn and Órla Mc Govern are joined by Raccontamiunastori, Paola Bardi and Davide Balbi from Rome and Monique Burg from Langue d’Oc in France.


World Storytelling Day Programme


Saturday 20 March @ 2.30pm:  Our World Storytelling Day programme will start with a series of exuberant and exciting family friendly stories and performances that will appeal to children and young people of all ages.


Saturday 20 March @ 7.00pm:  Oíche Airneáin, our evening progamme will feature adult-themed narratives full of wit and emotion from each storyteller.

‘Storytellers in Conversation’    ‘Oiche Airneáin will conclude with this session, bringing all five storytellers together in conversation with storyteller Nuala Hayes and discussing ‘Scéalaíocht/Storytelling where we are now?’……?

The Scéalaíocht….Storia….Contes programme is also complimented by a number of memorable musical performances by musicians Emily Greaney, Róisin & Tomás Mannion which mirror and reflect the different cultural traditions of our storytellers.

The event will be available on the Galway Public Libraries YouTube Channel and Facebook page and also on the Galway 2020 Facebook page from 2.30pm on Saturday 20 March.

Dublin Yarnspinners    

The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1

Dublin Yarnspinners meet at the Teacher's Club / Club na Muinteori, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 at 8pm on the second Thursday of every month.

Looking forward to seeing you there!  

Cork Yarnspinners 

We're a group of storytellers, who meet every third Thursday of the month in Crawford & Co., Anglesea Street in Cork City.

Listen to local spinners of yarns as well as storytellers from all over Ireland. We also welcome new storytelling talent and musicians on our open nights.

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The Gab Storytelling

The Gab is celebrating World Storytelling Day at the Creative Zone, Boole Library UCC at 6.30pm on Wednesday 20th March. Check out The Gab Storytelling on Facebook for more details.


Tacumshane Storytelling

Storytelling takes place on the 1st Friday of every month in the Olde School house, Tacumshane.
For more information please contact: Janet Devereux
T: 0879076326
Address: Rostoonstown, Tacumshane, Wexford

Storytelling Circle Kilkenny

Storytelling Circle Kilkenny meet once a month in the Billy Byrne pub, Kilkenny.
All welcome