Past events

On the road:

  • On Wed 5 October 2016, Deirdre O’Byrne gave a talk on Irish Halloween customs, using some Irish fiction (eg Joyce’s short story ‘Clay’ from Dubliners) as a basis for the discussion. Hosted by Birmingham Irish Heritage Group, Birmingham Irish Centre, 7pm. The story of ‘Jack o’ Lantern and the Devil’ went down well.
  • Friday 21 Oct, 10.15 – 10.45am, we did Irish Storytelling in Charnwood Museum, Loughborough, as part of Loogabarooga Festival.
    • Sat 29 Oct 2016, 7-9pm:
      More Irish Storytelling, this time at Blessed Sacrament Parish Hall, Gooding Avenue, Braunstone, Leicester LE3 1JS, 7 – 9pm.
      £5 admission, includes refreshments during break. Children free. Tickets available from Priest’s House, Gooding Ave; tel 0116 2858795. Tickets can be collected on door on the night.
      http://www.eventsinuk.net/event-children-of-lir-other-stories-leicester-1206506
      Check out the Facebook event:
      https://www.facebook.com/events/310937585949207/
      All welcome.
      Deirdre told some traditional Irish legends, and given the time of the year, shed some light on some spooky Halloween customs in Ireland.
      Do you know the Irish origins of Trick or Treat and the Pumpkin Lantern?

 

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