A week of tall tales, myths , legends, lies, music, song and craic !
Featuring Niall De Burca;Jess Smith Scotland and Joe Burke on Accordion
Thursday 16th October : Kinnity Castle, County Offaly
Friday 17th October: Clonaslee Heritage Centre, Co. Laois
Saturday 18th October: Ballaghmore Castle, Dublin Road, Borris in Ossory, Co Laois
There will also be fringe events from Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th.
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A little about Slieve Bloom and the Festival:
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 new festival of oral storytelling, music, dance 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.
Storytelling up to recent times happened in a very natural way by the fireside in rambling houses all over Laois and Offaly. The rambling houses are no more, but the interest in the stories is still alive.
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.
See our listing of Childrens Theatre on Now and Whats on for Kids this month.
Visit one of the recommended Child Friendly Restaurants before the event.