14th Storytelling Festival in the Slieve Blooms


14th Storytelling Festival in the Slieve Blooms

The 14th annual Slieve Bloom Storytelling Festival takes place this week, from Wednesday October 12 to Saturday October 15.

This is a festival of yarns, tales, legends, lies, poetry, music and fun, in the heart of the Slieve Blooms.

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.

On Wednesday, there’s an open house with music and stories in Dempseys Pub, Cadamstown. On Thursday, the festival will take place in Roundwood House, Friday is Leap Castle, and Saturday is Aghancon Hall, near Roscrea.

Featured storytellers at the festival include Aideen McBride and Ray O'Sullivan.

Contact Frank Bergin for tickets on 087 2857271.