Storytelling is the world’s oldest form of entertainment and our storytellers are passionate about sharing their art with you. The Irish word for storyteller is Seanchai, meaning a bearer of “old lore” or ‘old thoughts’ The Storyteller provides the words to engage your imagination, creating your own personal experience of Irish History and Irish Folklore. Our Stories are well researched, with the University College Dublin Folklore Department, to ensure a genuine exploration of ireland’s uniquely rich culture.
Read more about the format of our storytelling evening here.
Philip has been telling stories and training Irish Tour guides in all aspects of our heritage for many years. He has a great love and respect for the folklore of not only his native Co.Wicklow but for all Ireland. His stories are an eclectic mix of old and new, traditional and modern. He is a member of ‘Storytellers of Ireland’.
Ollie Grace has a background in the teaching of Irish History and Folklore. He teaches occasionally in universities in Ireland and the U.S.A. and is the author of a book on local history. As an Irish musician he has toured extensively in Ireland, the U.K. and the United States. He is a registered Irish National Tour Guide and has been working in tourism and heritage for twenty years.
Johnny developed a great love of Irish history while working as a tour guide in Ireland for 15 years. He established the evening of Food, Folklore and Fairies to share his knowledge and passion for Irish folklore with people seeking a greater understanding of how Irish people lived their every day lives in times past.
Helena is an actress, singer and songwriter with a love for Irish folklore and storytelling. She has performed extensively throughout Ireland and the U.S.A. and is the artistic director of ‘The Break-
Michael is an actor with a lifelong interest in Irish Folklore and a strong passion for storytelling. He has extensive stage experience with a particular love of Ireland’s rich literary and cultural heritage. In addition to storytelling he has performed the works of Yeats, Beckett, Wilde and Seamus Heaney.