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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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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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Wicklow Folk Tales goes to print

Wicklow Folk Tales, to be published by History Press Ireland, has gone to print. It will be published , online and in print, in August 2013.

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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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Wexford Radio

Thanks to Beat 102-103 FM for the interview on Wexford Folk Tales. I was on the Sunday magazine programme The Sunday Grill with Orla Rapple. I told the story of Nora that served cat’s tea to a targeted suitor. Good … Continue reading

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Sailing in port

Thanks to NEAR FM for the chat aboard the tall ship the Jeannie Johnston moored in Dublin port. We were discussing sea stories and I told the Wexford tale of the mysterious ship in Barrow Bay. Very atmospheric.

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A Treasure Trove of Wexford Folk Tales

Many thanks to the Wexford People for the full page spread covering the launch of Wexford Folk Tales. The book, the review said, contained “Wonderful tales of witches, mermaids and grave robbers.”  To which we can but add: amen

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Echoing

Thanks to the Echo newspaper in Tallaght for the review and mention of Wexford Folk Tales. First out of the traps once more. As ever    

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