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
– 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 country of Ireland has an incredibly rich history, which has been molded by tradition, culture and most certainly, by it’s food.
“Did you ever eat Colcannon when twas made with yellow cream, & the kale & praties blended like a picture in a dream?”
Join acclaimed Irish storyteller & singer, Helena Byrne as she guides you back in time to an Ireland of long ago, We’ll gain a deeper understanding of what life was like for the common folk of Ireland, their love for the humble potato, & how this simple food has had a phenomenal impact on Irish people’s history; shaping the Irish experience of emigration to America & Canada; the excitement, the tragedy, the hopes and aspirations for a better life.
Helena will perform a selection of Irish folk songs alongside incredible stories of Irish emigration through the ages; emigration during the Great Famine, travelling on the Titanic, the Irish in the Wild West, John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland and so much more.
Potatoes will never taste the same again!
This is an interactive experience throughout, with lots of fun activities between stories, including Irish sing-alongs. Questions are greatly encouraged & Helena is passionate about sharing her knowledge of Irish folklore & history.
“This will be enjoyed by both the Irish diaspora family and those who simply have a love of Irish music and stories alike” – Travel Ireland Magazine
So sit back, relax & let this experience carry you back to the fireside in an Ireland of times past.