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Howya Bridget

Pagan times are not far below the surface in Dublin. Not so long ago, in February, in Brittas, Co Dublin, the Bride Oge was celebrated in honour of St Bridget or, the pagan goddess Bridget, for she was the one … Continue reading

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Wicklow Folk Tales launched

Wicklow Folk Tales was selling well from the Dubray Bookshop in Bray even before the book launch on September 16. Local folklorist and author Ray Cranley launched the latest title in the History Press Ireland series of county titles. Martin Nolan … Continue reading

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Storytelling Bursary for woman

Verbal Arts Centre in Derry has announced a storytelling training bursary in memory of storyteller Pat Mulkeen. Application is restricted to females, according to the Verbal Arts Centre’s criteria for application. The bursary aims to provide the recipient with the … Continue reading

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Shimmering Eyes

A story dances in the mind’s eye. A storyteller conjures demons in the mind, and danger in the mid-day sun. A mirage shimmers in the heat of a desert. here

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Play it again

Every time you tell a story afresh the story plays out to its end. Storytelling is not a recital of a sacred text written by someone who died before you were born and who never knew you, nor you they. … Continue reading

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The cruel lash

Another new sound story uploaded to the story section. Beware when practising with a whip how far you can go. Hear Lash Larry here and wince

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St Patrick’s Festival

All hail the family listeners at St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin. We told on the Storybus on Merrion Square over six hours that flitted past like six minutes. Story: where adults become children and children become wise. Brilliant stuff.

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