Fadó Fadó, Storytelling Festival

29 September 2022 / News
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Join dlr Libraries this October for our brand-new storytelling festival, delivering some of Ireland’s finest storytellers for adults, young people and school classes to enjoy. Events will take place across our libraries from 22- 28 October

The focus this inaugural year is very much on traditional Irish storytelling with tellers from all corners of Ireland. Booking required for some events. Please read more below.

Dalkey Library

Sat 22 October

11am & 12pm

Ages 3-6 years and their family

Story Blast! A Storytelling and Puppetry Adventure

Booking required. Email: dalkeylib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 285 5277

Join storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder in a special storytelling and puppetry experience for young listeners.


Tuesday 25 Oct


Suitable for Adults and Older Children

Máirín Mhic Lochlainn: Scéalta ón Sean-Am! Tales of Yore!

Booking required. Email: dalkeylib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 285 5277

Má tá scéal agat, inis é; muna bhfuil, cum ceann! If you have a story, tell it; if you don’t make one up

Part of dlr Festival of Inclusion


dlr LexIcon

Sat 22 Oct

Ages 8-12 yrs


Booking required. Email: dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 280 1147

Maria Gillen: The Story That Was Never Told

In this workshop we will explore listening - not just with our ears, but with our hearts and spirits as well. If you listen to stories in between the lines, what will you hear? If you find the right kind of stillness will you hear the stones sing?

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Sat 22 Oct

All Welcome. No booking necessary

Suitable for Ages 4-104!


Joe Brennan: Washed up Tales

Joe brings his love of stories together with his love of the sea. Hear tales brought in on the tide from across the oceans.


Órla Mc Govern: Watery Tales

Storyteller Órla Mc Govern brings us a set of water stories… magical wells, lakes with spells and wonders of the seas – tales for the whole family!


Maria Gillen: The Red Thread of Story

Did you know that storytelling in Ireland stretches back across the Millennia to our ancestors that lived in Druid times?  It affords us the ability to cast word spells creating pictures in the minds of our listeners.  When things get very magical in a story Maria often finds herself drifting into the Teanga Draíochta - the magical language of Irish.

Wed 26 October


Liz Weir: Banshees, Selkies and Tales of The Otherworld

Adults and Older Children. No booking necessary

Join award winning storyteller Liz Weir as she shares traditional tales of magic, fairies and mermaids, while tossing in some humorous yarns for good measure


Shankill Library

Thurs 27 October


Jack Lynch: A Jewel Box of Tales

Suitable for Adults and Older Children

Booking required. Email: shankilllib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 282 3081

Come and hear storyteller, Jack Lynch unpack some wise and entertaining tales he has picked up on his travels throughout Ireland, the Middle East, North America and Europe

Dundrum Library

Wed 2 November


Mapping Stories with Patrick Ryan


Booking Required. Email: dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 298 5000

This event is a combination of storytelling and a talk for adults who are interested in telling, creating, tinkering, mapping and taking in stories


Events for Schools

Mon 24 October

Deansgrange Library

10am & 11am

Join Nuala Hayes for storytelling sessions. Booking essential. Email: deansgrangelib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 285 0860

Tuesday 25 October

Dundrum Library

10am & 11am

We are delighted to welcome Máirín Mhic Lochlainn to Dundrum Library for storytelling for local schools.

Booking required. Email: dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 298 5000

Wednesday 26 Oct

dlr LexIcon

10am & 11am

Join Catherine Brophy for these storytelling sessions for schools. Booking required. Email: dlrlexiconlib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone: (01) 280 1147

Friday 28 Oct

Deansgrange Library 

10am & 11am

We are delighted to welcome school groups for these storytelling sessions with Seosamh Ó Maolalaí.

Booking required. Email: deansgrangelib@dlrcoco.ie or Phone (01) 285 0860

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