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Slievebloom Storytelling Festival

10th Annual Storytelling festival
Wednesday 10th to 14th October 2012

A week of Yarns, Tales, Legends Lies, Poetry, Music and fun......   

Great stories, great music, great craic all in the beautiful setting of the Slieve Blooms. The stories that have been told for generations by the people who live on and around the 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.

Storytellers.

Kate Corkery

Colum Sands

Programme

Wednesday 10th Rambling House Giltraps Kinnitty Co Offaly 10pm

Admission Free

Drawing Room Kinnitty Castle 8.00pm

Admission €12.00 by ticket only

Friday 14th Roundwood House Mountrath Co Laois 8.00pm

Admission €12.00 by ticket only

Saturday 15th Leap Castle Co Offaly 8.00pm

Admission €12.00 by ticket only

Sunday Afternoon Gala Performance 6.00pm with a selection of storytellers from previous festivals

Further information & Tickets from Slieve Bloom Rural Development Co-Operative

Tel (+353) 0862789147

E-mail info@slievebloom.ie

Sponsors

Our thanks to The Management at Kinnitty Castle Hotel, Sean Ryan of Leap Castle, Hannah and Paddy Flynn Roundwood House Mountrath, and our sponsors Laois County Council Arts Office Offaly County Council Arts Office

Shannon Development Failte Ireland .

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.

 

Further information & Tickets from Slieve Bloom Rural Development Co-Operative

Tel (+353) 0862789147

 

E-mail info@slievebloom.ie