The Fairy Folk & Superstitions of Ireland ~ Online Experience

Learn about the magical Folklore & Fairylore of Ireland with Irish storyteller & singer, Helena Byrne.

WHERE WE’LL BE
You’ll be given a warm ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ (a hundred thousand welcomes) into Helena’s home in south Dublin, minutes from the heart of Dublin city to the north, the Wicklow mountains to the south & a stone’s throw from the Irish sea to the east.
 
 

WHAT WE’LL DO
The Irish people are renowned for their rich culture & traditions, not least for their folklore, ‘gift of the gab’ & talent for spinning a yarn. Learn how these stories & superstitions were far from simple ‘Fairytales’, but were held with utter belief & respect by Irish people for generations, even impacting the landscape of Ireland to this day.

Join acclaimed Seanchaí (Irish storyteller) & singer Helena Byrne as she awakens your imagination & carries you into the magical ‘Other World’ of Irish folklore with tales of the mysterious Fairy-Folk; from the illusive Trooping Fairies & the frightening Banshee to the infamous Leprechaun & mischievous Pooka. Learn about the Irish people’s relationship with these illusive characters and how the deep respect for this folklore has preserved the hundreds of Fairy Forts & Fairy Trees scattered across the island of Ireland.

This is an interactive experience throughout, with lots of fun activities between stories, including an Irish sing-along, traditional Irish fortune telling games & a fun quiz to see how you’ll fare if you get taken away with the Fairies! Questions are greatly encouraged & Helena is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Irish folklore & history.

So sit back, relax & let this experience carry you back to the fireside in an Ireland of times past.

FAQs:

  • “What age is this experience suitable for?”
    The experience is suitable for adults & older children.
  • “What equipment do I need for the 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.
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  • “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.
  • “I’d love to gift a performance 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 performance 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 performance.
  • Have another question?
    Contact Helena at Helena@HelenaByrne.com

    Prices start as low as €20 to accommodate small families.
    Special rates available for groups of more than 10 people.


The Fairy Folk & Superstitions of Ireland ~ Online Experience




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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

“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