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Francis McCarron

Adults, Children, Festivals


Full time resident on the Island of Ireland, available all year round. Prepared to travel nationally and internationally.


The stories Francis tells are drawn from Irish mythology, folklore, history and include a few that he has written himself. They are populated by heroes and villains, fairies and folklore, yarns about local Monaghan characters, saints, sinners and include border tales of smuggling and other goings on! Rhymes and riddles also feature and tales are told in an easy going and engaging style because “life’s too short for a long face!”

Background Experience:

Francis has been involved in storytelling events in his native Co Monaghan for well over thirty years. He is a committee member of the Storytellers of Ireland and founded and curates the Drumlin Yarnspinners group. Drumlin hold a monthly yarnspinning session in Monaghan town (contact for details). Francis is Storyteller in Residence for Monaghan County Council and has told tales the length and breadth of Ireland, featuring for many groups and festivals.

He has also facilitated intergenerational storytelling events as part of peacebuilding projects, is a Fáilte Ireland Regional Tour Guide and an ATGI member. As well as that he is registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland.

(+353) 087 206 8601

Francis McCarron
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