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Storyweavers: Imbolc

Storytelling sessions for little ones as we welcome in a new season

Fully Booked
An image of a lady playing a tin whistle at Ulster Folk Museum
Saturday 20th January
Age group
Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
Event type
Free if you've a Family Membership

Please note, this event is now fully booked. 

The Irish festival of Imbolc (Im-bol-c) marks the beginning of spring and is often associated with Saint Brigid's Day, one of the patron saints of Ireland. To mark the changing seasons, children's authors, Marianne McShane and Máire Zepf, have uncovered some of the magical and mythical tales from Irish folklore to share with your little ones. 

Join our hands-on interactive children's workshop and listen to our storytellers as they weave new life into old stories! 

Saturday 20th January (11:00 to 12:30) 

Discover the wintery tale of the Cailleach Bhéara (Hag of Béara), a wise and ancient hag on wolfback who stamps her staff on the ground to freeze it solid. She imprisons Bríd, the goddess of spring, so that winter may last forever, but Bríd's is not so easily defeated. Join our storytellers as they tell this story using props, music, movement and lots of fun! 

What to Know

  • This session is suitable for ages 5 to 10 and children must be accompanied by their grown-up. 
  • Please wrap up warm and dress for the colder weather. 

These events are in association with Quotidian.