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Peace For Ukraine

Our thoughts are with the wonderful people of Ukraine. We will feature Ukrainian Folktales on this site, calling to mind the rich and beautiful culture and folklore of the country and its people. Our first Ukrainian folktale will be “The Glove”, a well-known and well-loved tale of sharing and living together in peace. It can

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New Website
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Launch of our new website

We are delighted to launch our new, beautiful website. Over the last months, with Ireland in full lockdown again and storms battering us, we have focused our energy on completely renewing our website. Now, on time for Spring, like the flowers poking out of the ground and the leaves unfurling on the trees, our website

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Vinny The Vulture
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Storytelling and Puppetry Fun in Mayo Libraries!

We’re delighted to be performing in Mayo this summer, July 16th, with our storytelling and puppetry family shows. First up are two sessions in Ballina Library: 16th of July, 11am: Giggle Time with Katie Katerpillar 16th of July,12noon: Naughty Stories with Vinny the Vulture After these we will travel to Castlebar Library for another session

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Sock Puppets
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Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

On the 11th of June, Ireland celebrates its annual day of free creative activities for children and young people. Michael and Simone will be celebrating this day with sock-puppet workshops for Fingal Libraries. Taking place in both Rush and Balbriggan Library, these workshops show kids how to create their own sock-puppets and lets them in

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Sensory Story time
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Autism Awareness Month

For April Autism Awareness Month, Simone was delighted to perform in Roscrea Library for three pre-schools and schools, offering sensory story time. The stories were told using sensory props to enhance the experience and were very well received. Stories told included the Ukrainian folktale The Glove (see our media page for a video of the

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writing, writer, notes
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Write To Read Young Writers Academy

Simone was invited to take part in DCU’s third Write to Read Biennial Young Writers Academy, organized in conjunction with Poetry Ireland. For this fantastic project, sixty children from different schools in Dublin are brought to DCU to meet six children’s books authors who will work with them over a course of five weeks. Authors

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Shows
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World Storytelling Championship – India

Simone and Michael were delighted to have been invited as Master Storytellers to the World Storytelling Championship event “Tales from the Blue Mountains”. On Sunday, 13th of March, at 5.30am Irish Time the tellers of StoryGate performed via zoom for over 120 children, their parents, grandparents and teachers in India. They brought with them stories

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New videos!

Check out our media page for new videos created for Spring Into Story Time! A creative writing workshop for anyone who wants to write about magical creatures; a beautifully illustrated fairy tale and a folktale about a haunted mill are the latest additions to our fundus of storytelling videos. Have a look!

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World Book Day – Events

Imagine you walk down the street past your local school and instead of seeing children on the school yard you see: fairies, pirates, gruffalos, ninjas, Where-Is-Wallies, dinosaurs and much more! Is it Halloween? No! It’s the 3rd of March and World Book Day! The day to celebrate books, and kids often dress up as their

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Freddie Frog
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Tipperary Libraries: Squeeze in a Read -events

We will be performing in Cahir, Nenagh, Tipperary Town and Borrisokane Library for pre-schoolers on the 23rd and 24th of February. Our storytelling and puppetry show “Squeeze in a Read” will be performed for the Ireland Reads Campaign and the Ireland Reads Day (25th of February). We’re very much looking forward to bring our listeners

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Squeeze in a Read!

The Ireland Reads Campaign invites everyone to “Squeeze in a Read” on the 25th of February. As book-lovers, we’re sure to do that! We’ve also been asked to contribute to the Ireland Reads Campaign by Louth Libraries, Fingal Libraries and Tipperary Libraries. Tipperary Libraries have booked us for our first live events this year! More

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