Welcome to an Evening of Food Folklore and Fairies

Available now on video

"Classic old style entertainment and enjoyment. The storytelling part was nothing less than mesmerizing. It is a wonderful way to gain an immediate, deep, and entertaining understanding of the Irish people. A terrific, charming experience" Beth Winslett. USA

We know many of you cannot come to Ireland this year to enjoy our enchanting storytelling experience, so we've created a wonderful new video that allows you to now enjoy this unique Irish cultural experience in the comfort of your own home. It will also make the ideal gift for friends and family to enjoy.

Would you like to travel back in time with magical stories of Ireland long ago?

Having guided tour groups all around Ireland for 15 years, I found that what really interested our guests from North America and England was not so much the political and revolutionary history but the everyday lives of the ordinary Irish people.

You wanted to learn more about how they lived their everyday lives and saw the world around them – about what they believed and held precious, their fears and their passions. You loved to discover that people back then had the same needs and insecurities we all have today. You enjoyed learning how they came together as a community to celebrate life and entertain each other in challenging times. It really helped you connect with Ireland on a much more personal level.

We tell their story through the medium of the oldest and most magical form of entertainment by giving you two things: words and your own imagination. It is the most powerful form of communicating to and entertaining the human mind.

Maybe this is why this storytelling evening had been consistently voted the Number One dinner-theatre experience by Trip Advisor members since 2009!

I feel passionate about sharing these wonderful insights into Irish life.

Treat yourself to this enchanting and unique Irish experience in the comfort of your own home by purchasing this first ever released video of the evening. Travel back through stories into a world of the imagination to meet the Irish people of long ago and discover this seldom explored yet fascinating part of Ireland’s past.

Guest testimonials

Magical, captivating , informative and thought provoking, a delightful journey into another world

- Elizabeth Adams, USA

I believe this one evening did more than any other experience to leave our kids with an appreciation of what it is to be Irish and why they should be so proud to have an Irish heritage. a magical experience.

- Tracey McClay, USA

As an Irish person , I loved this night - it reminds me of how rich and unique our culture is!

- Jennifer Byrne, Ireland

This evening captured the magic of Ireland with stories and music in the most perfect way imaginable.

- Catherine Taylor, UK

We sat like kindergarteners listening to the teacher read from our favorite book.

- Michelle Power, Scotland

I came away with a stronger sense of Irish culture and the power of story. I am so thankful for this experience, one of the highlights of my time in Ireland!

- Daniel Harding, New Zealand

Johnny's "stories" were a glimpse into life as ordinary Irish folks lived it in the 19th century and he brought humour , passion and charm together in a blend of history, anthropology, psychology and folk lore. Entertaining, educational and enchanting.

- David Webb, USA

This night is the perfect introduction to Irish culture...there is simply nothing else like it.

- Lisa Clarkson, Canada

The history and stories were told to us as though they were delicate secrets being passed down.

- Lisa Maguire, USA

If you don't know what great story tellers you can find in "the old country" as my grand mother used to say, then you need to spend an evening here. You will enjoy it, and tell these stories over again.

- Shane Bradshaw, USA

If you don't know what great story tellers you can find in "the old country" as my grand mother used to say, then you need to spend an evening here. You will enjoy it, and tell these stories over again.

- Shane Bradshaw, USA

Prices

The full video of Irish folklore and storytelling, including live traditional Irish music is 90 minutes and is available for the special introductory offer of €47.

Main video Sneak Peek

You are also welcome to buy individual chapters of the main video.

Foodlore. Discover Irish people’s wonderful superstitions around food, their divination games and how the humble potato so influenced our history. 25 minutes plus music.

€19

‘includes bonus traditional Irish music session’

Food lore Sneak Peek

The Fairy World. Explore the characters that inhabited this world, their fairy forts and fairy trees and how this belief system helped a poor people deal with a harsh life in so many ways. 25 minutes plus music.

€19

‘includes bonus traditional Irish music session’

Fairy world Sneak Peek

Storytelling, Listen to the magical stories they told around the fire at night and how it allowed them escape into another world of the imagination. 17 minutes plus music.

€19

‘includes bonus traditional Irish music session’

Storytelling Sneak Peek

Our Mission

Our mission is to give those of Irish descent a palpable sense of how people lived and saw the world around them before so many were forced to emigrate and make a new life far away from home.

We take you back in time with wonderful insights and mystical tales to meet your ancestors, who although poor created a beautifully rich culture that valued the spirit, the mind and the imagination.

Highlights

Discover how Irish people lived off the land and why the humble potato so influenced our history

Explore their beliefs and superstitions surrounding the otherworld of the fairies

Listen to the magical tales they told as they gathered around the fire at night

Enjoy traditional Irish music and ballads

Prices

The full video of Irish folklore and storytelling, including live traditional Irish music is 90 minutes and is available for the special introductory offer of €47.

You are also welcome to buy individual chapters of the main video.

Foodlore. Discover Irish people’s wonderful superstitions around food, their divination games and how the humble potato so influenced our history. 25 minutes plus music.

€19

‘includes bonus traditional Irish music session’

The Fairy World. Explore the characters that inhabited this world, their fairy forts and fairy trees and how this belief system helped a poor people deal with a harsh life in so many ways. 25 minutes plus music.

€19

‘includes bonus traditional Irish music session’

Storytelling, Listen to the magical stories they told around the fire at night and how it allowed them escape into another world of the imagination. 17 minutes plus music.

€19

‘includes bonus traditional Irish music session’

Travel with me into a world of the imagination

Sit back, relax and let us take you away to Ireland long ago with stories you will never find in history books that offer you wonderful insights and mystical tales of Irish life in times past.

Guest testimonials

Magical, captivating , informative and thought provoking, a delightful journey into another world

- Elizabeth Adams, USA

I believe this one evening did more than any other experience to leave our kids with an appreciation of what it is to be Irish and why they should be so proud to have an Irish heritage. a magical experience.

- Tracey McClay, USA

As an Irish person , I loved this night - it reminds me of how rich and unique our culture is!

- Jennifer Byrne, Ireland

This evening captured the magic of Ireland with stories and music in the most perfect way imaginable.

- Catherine Taylor, UK

We sat like kindergarteners listening to the teacher read from our favorite book.

- Michelle Power, Scotland

I came away with a stronger sense of Irish culture and the power of story. I am so thankful for this experience, one of the highlights of my time in Ireland!

- Daniel Harding, New Zealand

Johnny's "stories" were a glimpse into life as ordinary Irish folks lived it in the 19th century and he brought humour , passion and charm together in a blend of history, anthropology, psychology and folk lore. Entertaining, educational and enchanting.

- David Webb, USA

This night is the perfect introduction to Irish culture...there is simply nothing else like it.

- Lisa Clarkson, Canada

The history and stories were told to us as though they were delicate secrets being passed down.

- Lisa Maguire, USA

If you don't know what great story tellers you can find in "the old country" as my grand mother used to say, then you need to spend an evening here. You will enjoy it, and tell these stories over again.

- Shane Bradshaw, USA

If you don't know what great story tellers you can find in "the old country" as my grand mother used to say, then you need to spend an evening here. You will enjoy it, and tell these stories over again.

- Shane Bradshaw, USA