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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We were delighted to be back live in Tallaght Library on the 6th of October for our creative writing workshop “Reaching For The Stars”! A fully booked workshop, a spacious room, face-shield for the teller and space slime for the kids – it was fun! We learned amazing facts about our planets, about black holes
Ready for some scary stories? Come and join Simone and Vinny the Vulture in this video for Fingal Libraries with Vinny’s encounter with a “scary” pumpkin and the story “Long Bony Fingers”! Do you dare to watch? Online until just after Halloween! Check out our Media page to watch the video.
Every year there is storytelling magic happening on the southern most island of Ireland, Cape Clear Island. The first weekend in September is firmly marked in our calendar. This year, like 2020, the festival took place online. While last year’s performers captured their stories on video for their story-hungry listeners, this year the festival was
StoryGate was delighted to be asked by the Goethe-Institut Dublin to work with them on a project about diversity in children’s books. “Who’s In Your Book” was a workshop held during Culture Night 2021 at the Goethe-Institut where Simone introduced her listeners to children’s books with divers characters and topics. The books introduced, discussed and
There is a lot of research going on at StoryGate at the moment! We were asked by Offaly Libraries to create a video for Heritage Week in August. It will be a video with stories originating from County Offaly. For this we are diving deep into the School’s Collection, a marvelous resource, to find stories
We are delighted to team up with The Chester Beatty this year for Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of creativity for children. We have created a new storytelling and puppetry adventure for this day. From 12pm tomorrow, 12th of June, our video “The Boastful Crow” will go online on the Chester Beatty website and
In our Puppetry and Science series, we create videos that combine storytelling with science and funny puppetry. Clondalkin Library has requested one of our videos and it will go online today, 19th of April! We are delighted to share with you “Inventors and their Stories – The Iceberg-Ship”. Go to our media page and check
We are excited to announce that Laois Libraries have booked two of our storytelling videos! “Giggle Time With Katie Katerpillar” and “Stories On Your Fingertips” will be available to watch on their social media sites during their Spring Into Story Time Programme. We will provide direct links to the videos here once they go online.
From the 3rd of March to the 12th of April 2021, our latest Sensory Story Time video will be available to watch on our YouTube channel. You can also access it from our media site.
This video combines the Ukrainian Folktale “The Glove” with sensory prompts that make the story-experience interactive and engaging. All you need is a few household items listed in the description and you can join into the fun and “feel” the story as well as hear it. Sensory Story Times are especially geared towards children and adults with additional needs.