“We hired Helena Byrne to entertain us one night over dinner. It was brilliant – an evening of Irish stories and songs where we learned all about Irish Fairies, Pookas and Banshees. Helena’s stories transported us and gave us a much better feel for Irish history and mythology… We would highly recommend to other families.” – Eric Stoen, Travelocity, January 2017
Voted in the Top 10 Family-Friendly Activities Not To Miss in Ireland, Helena’s ‘Irish Storytelling & Folk Song Experiences’ will bring magic & laughter to your family gathering, school or children’s event.
Combining her love of Irish folklore, music and theatre, Helena regularly performs as a traditional seanchaí (storyteller) and folk singer for children & adults alike.
This is so much more than your average ‘storytime’. Helena’s interactive storytelling transports children’s imaginations into the magical world of Irish folklore, with tales of the Leprechaun, the Fairy Folk and spooky Irish ghost stories. Not only are children entertained; They also learn fun vocal and physical exercises, and will be encouraged to create their own characters and stories. Every child is a storyteller in the making!
“Helena came to our school to do a workshop with 3 classes during literacy week. The workshops were a huge success. The children were so engaged and eager to participate. There was storytelling, drama, singing and creativity across the classes and Helena was a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend Helena for school workshops and we will certainly invite her back again soon.” – Alison Furey, Shellybanks Educate Together, Dublin, February 2019
Helena has brought her stories to numerous schools, libraries & homes across Ireland, as well as to special events such as the YARN Storytelling Festival in Bray, Kilkenny Arts Festival, Portavogie Seafood Festival and the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC.
“Ms Byrne participated in the Kids Euro Festival at the Embassy of Ireland in Washington DC… She is a gifted storyteller, performer & singer, bringing to life Irish folklore & culture interwoven with Traditional Irish songs. The audiences at the embassy, young & old alike, were very impressed with Ms. Byrne’s performances & storytelling.” – Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the USA, December 2017
Children’s Confidence Exercise
‘Mayo Day 2019’
Irish Lullaby & Nursery Rhymes
Kilkenny Castle, June 2019
For further information or to book Helena for your children’s event, please email Helena@HelenaByrne.com
UPCOMING PUBLIC CHILDREN’S STORYTELLING EVENTS
Storytelling Workshop with Helena Byrne
August 7th 2019
Churchtown Rd Upper, Dundrum, Dublin, D14 VP97
Join storyteller Helena Byrne as she tells Irish folk tales with fun, interactive exercises in the art of storytelling. Helena’s storytelling transports children’s imaginations into the magical world of Irish folklore, with tales of the Leprechaun, the Fairy Folk and spooky Irish ghost stories.
Ages 6+. Max 20 children with parent/minder
3pm – Free Event.
Relaxed Children’s Storytelling in Maynooth Library
August 22nd 2019
Main St, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Join Helena as she runs this relaxed children’s storytelling session. Children with ASD are particularly welcome.
10.30am – Free event but booking essential
Storytelling for families at GLAS Community Garden
August 22nd 2019
GLAS Community Garden, Shangan Dr, Ballymun, Dublin 9, D09 W6P9
Come and join Helena for an afternoon of stories, songs and games in GLAS Community Garden in the heart of Ballymun. Storytelling sessions every half hour.
Throughout the garden, there will also be spaces to explore pastimes and games from our previous generations.
Children’s Hallowe’en Storytelling at North Dublin Libraries
October 30th 2019
Balbriggan Library & Skerries Library
Come and join Helena for some spooky Hallowe’en storytime for children.
Balbriggan Library @ 11am to 12 noon
Skerries Library @ 2.30pm to 3.30pm
Listen to ‘Sean Fitzgerald & The Leprechaun‘ from Helena’s second album ‘Scéal’
‘Why We Should Be Nice To The Fairies’
Yarn Storytelling Festival 2015
Reviews of Helena’s Irish Storytelling & Song
The Pursuit of Happiness Tour East Coast Leg
A Capella at Ballyfin Demesne Luxury Hotel
Clips from Helena’s performances throughout the year 2017
For further information email Helena@HelenaByrne.com