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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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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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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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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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Merry Christmas

We’re wishing all our listeners, partners and friends a very merry and healthy Christmas! As a little treat we have uploaded our Christmas video STARS INSIDE to our media page. Let’s spread a bit of Christmas cheer in these challenging times!

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Reaching for the Stars

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

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Halloween Story Time Video

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.

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