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Cape Clear Storytelling Festival
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Great Article about the Cape Clear storytelling festival!

Many thanks to Aisling Meath for the feature about the wonderful Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival which took place from September 2nd to 4th this year – live and online! Here the link to the article A Storytelling Pilgrimage to Cork Island, featured in the Echo.

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Sensory Story time
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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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Festive Folktales from Far Away

This year, Simone teams up with Limerick Libraries to bring the festive spirit to you. With festive folktales from many countries and little-known winter traditions, she will entertain and enchant you. Dates and Places: 26th of November: Dooradoyle Library – get in touch with library for booking details. 3rd of December: Limerick City Library –

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Tales from near and Far – Tipperary Artist In Primary Schools Scheme

It’s coming up to Mid-November and with this my three months project in the wonderful Scoil Naomh Cualán in Borrisoleigh is drawing to an end. Every Tuesday, I have gone to the school to tell stories, research stories and create stories with the children and the enthusiasm of both children and teachers has blown me

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Family Story Time to Welcome refugees for louth libraries

We will be visiting Louth Libraries on the 17th and 24th of September with our new family storytelling and puppetry show. Performing as a family for families, we will bring stories without many words, amazing puppetry, laughter and a bit of clowning to the library to welcome new families to the community. Sessions will take

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Cape Clear International Storytelling Festival

2nd to 4th of September 2022 We’re back at the Cape Clear International storytelling festival! Magic happens every year on the first weekend in September when master storytellers and musicians gather to celebrate stories and songs and how they connect us. This year, for the first time in the last two years, the festival will

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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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