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Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival


9th - 11th November 2018

The sixth Sneem International Storytelling & Folklore Festival held on the weekend of 10th to 12th November 2017 was our biggest and best to date.   This year’s storytellers were US storyteller Len Cabral, Kate Corkery from Cork and London, Jack Lynch from Dublin, Frances Kennedy from Listowel and our own Batt Burns (founder/Chairman) from Kerry.  


This year's Saturday night feature was a hugely entertaining one-man play called "The Man in the Woman's Shoes" which was written and performed by Mikel Murfi. The packed house was enthralled by Mikel's magical world.


There was great audience support and participation in all the adult and children’s workshops, the Friday night concert followed by the village pub trail was a huge success, as was storytelling in the barn which had to be run twice such was the attendance. Other highlights included the South Kerry Rosen Choir Concert in the Little Church, Sean Lyons' poetry on Saturday, Kate Corkery's autobiographical one-woman play "The Sweet Shop on the Shore" and the story swapping sessions in the pubs on Sunday afternoon.  


The committee would like to thank all our patrons, storytellers, volunteers and the village for making this year's festival such a success. 

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Images by Susan Baughman (Today in Ireland)