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Richard Marsh

Adults, Children


Full time and is prepared to travel locally and nationally.


Over 100 traditional Irish, Spanish, Basque and international legends and tales suitable for adults and children. Also adult-only stories that require life experience and historical and cultural background knowledge for appreciation. Ideal audience: mix of adults and children.

Preferred audience:

Background experience:

USA: California, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington

Norway, Germany, Spain, Basque Country

Ireland: mainly through Writers in Schools

History Channel: Celtic myths series

Member: International Storytelling Network


The Legends and Lands of Ireland (Sterling, US 2004)

Tales of the Wicklow Hills: 2000 Years of History, Myth, Legend and Local Stories (2007)

Spanish and Basque Legends (2010)

Irish King and Hero Tales (2011)

Meath Folk Tales (History Press Ireland, 2013)

A World of Tricksters (2022)

Hellhounds and Hero Horses: Beasts of Myth and Legend (2022)

Timeless Irish Tales – Mostly True  (forthcoming, Parkhurst, US)


Saints and Gore and Fairy Lore: Irish and Basque Legends (1997)

The Tower of Breogán and Other Tales from Ireland and Spain (2003)

Videos on Richard's blog:

(+353) 01 882 7941

Richard Marsh
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