Enjoy Irish stories & songs in the Irish countryside with Helena & her family’s pet donkeys, Jenny & Belle.
WHERE WE’LL BE
You’ll be given a warm ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ (a hundred thousand welcomes) into Helena’s family home in county Kilkenny, in the south east of Ireland, followed by a stroll around the beautifully rich, green surroundings that are home to the family’s pet donkeys, Jenny & Belle.
WHAT WE’LL DO
We’ll take a stroll outside and join donkeys, Jenny & Belle to explore the picturesque Irish countryside on our doorstep!
With Jenny & Belle’s assistance, Helena will guide you through the family’s mini-orchard to see how this year’s apples are faring, explore the native Irish wild flowers & birds and learn about the Celtic mythology & folklore attached to these plants & feathered friends. Then, to reward them for all their help, it’ll be time to feed Jenny & Belle with their favourite food; carrots!
This is an interactive experience throughout. Questions are greatly encouraged & Helena is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Irish folklore & history.
So sit back, relax & let this experience transport you right into the heart of Ireland’s beautiful countryside.
- “What age is this experience suitable for?”
The experience is suitable for adults and older children.
- “What equipment do I need for this experience?”
All you need is a good internet connection, access to a web camera & microphone and a free Zoom account.
- “How long does the experience last?”
The experience is 70 minutes in length.
- “How many people can Helena entertain per experience?”
Helena is delighted to accommodate everything from one household to several households in a group chat.
- “I don’t live in Ireland. Can I arrange an experience?”
Yes. Helena will liaise with you to arrange a time of day that is convenient for you wherever you are in the world (Irish daylight allowing).
- “I’d love to gift an experience to loved ones. Can I purchase a Gift Certificate?”
Absolutely. Helena will email you a personalized Gift Certificate for you to share. Simply purchase the experience below & Helena will be in touch via email.
- “I have purchased an experience. What happens next?”
Wonderful. Helena will be in touch with you via email shortly to arrange a time for the experience.
- Have another question?
Contact Helena at Helena@HelenaByrne.com
Special rates available for groups of more than 10 people.
OTHER ONLINE EXPERIENCES:
*Irish Storytelling & Nursery Rhymes*
for little ones (3 to 4 years)!
Helena’s Interactive, Online Storytelling & Nursery Rhymes allows your little ones to join in with all the fun, helping Helena to act out tales of the Leprechaun, the Fairy Folk, and spooky Irish Ghost Stories, followed by sing-along nursery rhyme time!
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*Irish Storytelling & Games*
for children 5 years+!
Helena’s interactive, online storytelling transports children’s imaginations into the magical world of Irish folklore & music, with tales of mysterious Fairy Folk of Ireland, spooky Irish Ghost Stories & so much more.
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*The Fairyfolk & Superstitions of Ireland*
for adults & older children
Learn about the magical Folklore & Fairylore of Ireland
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*Irish Emigration & The Humble Potato*
for adults & older children
Learn about Irish life in days gone by, the powerful stories of Irish emigration to the ‘New World’, and discover the phenomenal impact that the humble potato has had in forming Ireland’s history
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REVIEWS OF HELENA’S ONLINE EXPERIENCES
“I booked Helena for a family session in honour of my niece’s 12th birthday. It was a wonderful experience, and Helena made sure that my niece had a special time. Helena makes the stories come to life across the screen, whether they be funny or creepy, and engages her audience throughout. It’s such a lovely way to spend an afternoon or evening, and be enchanted by Irish myths and legends. I highly recommend Helena’s online storytelling!” – Maike Hamann, South Africa, June 2020 via Google Reviews
“Helena is an absolute delightful entertainer! She has the outstanding gift to immediatelly create a relaxed atmosphere and to both inspire and amuse with her lively stories and fairy tails. I have experienced her both live in a genuine pub environment and online via Zoom, always fun and a great pleasure. 🙂
She is also a great singer… I advise you to see her any time any place and any how you can. With recommendation for everyone, whether old or young.” – Phillipp Petermeier, Germany, May 2020 via Google Reviews
“This direct, personalized experience was wonderful! There were no technical issues and Helena was as entertaining as always. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we purchased a second session for some friends to join us virtually. Helena customized the content for us and it was another great success. She has a beautiful voice and engaging personality – whether virtually or in person when things get back to normal, this is a great experience.” – Terry Freed, USA, April 2020 via Google Reviews
“I got a wonderful Birthday surprise here in California when my wife treated me to a family Zoom with a wonderful engaging performance from Helena. She is a wonderful storyteller, combining both historic tales and personal ones handed down from her grandparents. In addition she sings as part of her performance and her voices is amazing. She will customize the experience to include your favorites. She was also very open to questions about Ireland and it was the next best thing to going back for a visit, which we hope we can do soon.” – William Smith, USA, April 2020 via Google Reviews