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Welcome to the fifth Sneem International Storytelling and Folklore Festival which will take place from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November 2016 in the charming village of Sneem on the Ring of Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Our 2015 Festival was a pulse-quickening, funny-bone-tickling, imagination-prickling weekend of storytelling which attracted leading storytellers to Sneem including from Dublin and London Clare Murphy, Scotland’s David Campbell, Killarney’s Ray O’Sullivan and our own Batt Burns (Founder/ Chairman) plus some guest tellers from Canada and Australia. We were also delighted to have Kerry’s acclaimed poet, translator and author Gabriel Fitzmaurice delivering a lecture on stories in the work of Kerry authors.
This year, patrons can look forward to a feast of activity with adult and children’s workshops, a pub trail, a storytelling walk into the countryside, lunchtime theatre, lectures and a storytelling concert.
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One of the highlights of last year's festival was an audience with Irish sports broadcasting legend Micheal O’Muircheartaigh along with special guests Pat Spillane, Tony Hanahoe and Weeshie Fogarty who entertained us greatly with Gaelic Games stories from ancient to the present times.
We are busy putting together the programme for our 2016 festival. We hope you will enjoy what we have in store this year and look forward to seeing you there!