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.