Kilkenny Arts Festival and StormFest are delighted to collaborate in presenting a brand new storytelling series devised especially for children. Parntering with Creative Ireland, we invite you to our Yurt at the Yard to discover the storyteller within you! 

Booking required. All storytelling sessions are €5 each.

Niall de Búrca: Tale Telling with Niall de Búrca

Niall is one of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers. He has performed everywhere from Poland to Argentina.

SAT 12 AUGUST, 11AM & 1.30PM (AGE 4+), 3.30PM Storytelling workshops (AGE 6-12).

SUN 13 AUGUST, 11AM, 1.30PM & 3.30PM (AGE 4+)

Helena Byrne: Fairy Folk of Ireland
Combining her love of folklore and passion for Irish music, Helena’s storytelling interweaves tales of the mysterious fairy folk with traditional songs.

MON 14 AUGUST 11AM, 1.30PM & 3.30PM (AGE 4+)

Simone Schuemmelfeder: Family Storytelling Session with Riddles and Fun

Simone grew up near the ‘Fairy Tale Road’ in Germany that connects Sleeping Beauty’s castle with Hansel and Gretel’s forest and enchants audiences with her storytelling sessions for the whole family.

TUES 15 AUGUST, 11AM, 1.30PM (AGE 4+) 3.30PM Storytelling workshop ( AGE 6-12)

Nuala Hayes: Legends, Myths and Downright Lies

Nuala is an actor, storyteller, broadcaster and director of Scéalta Shamhna, Dublin’s Storytelling Festival.

SAT 19 AUGUST, 11AM, 1.30PM & 3.30PM (AGE 7+)

Liz Weir: Stories from Here, There and Everywhere

Join storyteller, seanchaí and writer Liz Weir as she tells stories from around the world with lots of participation, raps and rhymes.

11AM, 1.30PM & 3.30PM (AGE 4+)