Children's authors, Marianne McShane and Máire Zepf, have been on a quest to uncover the best seasonal stories from our folklore and mythology. The storytellers have teamed up with musicians and artists to weave new life into old stories in a series of hands-on interactive children’s workshops.
Come along to their special story telling sessions and meet some weird and wonderful characters along the way!
17th June - 11:00 to 12:30
Listen to storyteller Marianne McShane as she weaves the enchanting story of Áine, Queen of the Fairies in a mid-summer tale of music, otherworldly magic and fairy gold. We will walk, see and hear about fairy traditions as we make our way to the fairy tree, where the story of Áine and the musician will unfold in the open air. This session is suitable for ages 5 to 10 and children must be accompanied by their grown-up. Please dress for off-road fun and meet outside the gift shop.
24ú Meitheamh - 11:00 to 12:30 / 24th June - 11:00 to 12:30
Fíodóirí Scéalta (Storyweavers)
Bí le hudár Máire Zepf agus í i mbun scéalaíochta faoi Áine – Banríon na Sí. Éist leis an scéal draíochtúil seo, agus ansin – le cuidiú Mháire – cuir do chuid smaointe samhlaíocha féin ar pháipéar. Ansin, rachaidh muid ar shiúlóid le chéile chun iad a chrochadh ar an chrann sí. Tá an cheardlann seo do pháistí aois 5-10 agus duine fásta leo.
Join children’s author Máire Zepf for this Irish language workshop. Listen to her tell the magical tale of Áine – Queen of the Fairies, before putting your own imaginative thoughts on paper and bringing them to hang on the fairy tree to bring you luck. Suitable for Irish-speaking children, age 5-10 and their grown-ups.
This event is in partnership with Quotidian.