this year in Whiddy Island, Bantry Bay

  Arrive Friday 28 October 2022

Workshop with Clare Muireann Murphy

29-30 October in Whiddy Island, Bantry Bay


Building a Storytelling Repertoire; how to find and tell new stories

This weekend workshop will focus on developing and honing the skills for learning new traditional stories from folklore, legend and myth.  We will also share stories, work stories up, and bring them to life.  Aimed at working storytellers, beginners are also welcome. 

Not essential but you are welcome to bring

– stories you know and are happy to share on/give to others. 

– bring a story or two that you’d like to learn but haven’t yet. Bring this story printed out on a page.


Clare Murphy Biography

Storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy has been telling stories since 2006 on stages all over the world including The Globe Theatre London, Open Eye Theatre Minneapolis, and Fabula Festival Sweden.

Her work ranges mythology to folklore to quantum physics and neuroscience.  She has performed for President Mary Robinson of Ireland, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the writers at the Royal Shakespeare Company.  She has worked outside of the world of performance teaching all kinds of people from scientists to veterans.   

Her festivals include Cape Clear Festival Ireland, Beyond the Border Wales, National Storytelling Festival Jonesborough USA, Alden Biesen Storytelling Festival Belgium and many others. 


“masterly storytelling  – all delivered at a pace which meant there was never a dull moment”.

                                                            Culture Whisper


“Clare Muireann Murphy’s beautiful lilting Irish voice was in stark contrast to the darkly humorous stories she told us, and her first-rate comic physicality only served to enhance her storytelling.”                                     Everything Theatre


We are delighted to be running the October Storytelling Workshop and very fortunate  to welcome Clare Muireann Murphy as facilitator.

The Workshop starts promptly at 10am on Saturday 29th Oct, and 10am on Sunday,

tuition time is 13.5hrs over the two days.

There will be tea/coffee, fruit, biscuit breaks, and Lunch included in the Workshop price.

 A fun and stimulating opportunity for aspiring storytellers, practicing storytellers, teachers of all levels, librarians, social workers, students, priests and politicians
Open to all but limited to c. 16

COST: €220. There is a non-returnable €50 registration fee included in the total.

INSTRUCTION TIME: c. 13.5 hours instruction. Sessions start Sat. promptly at
10:00, end at 1:00, begin again at 2:00, end at 6:30.

The evening: optional stories from c. 9:00 – 11:00.

On Sun. the same schedule will be followed, but then there will be a dinner in an
island restaurant c. 7:30 – 10:00 (at own expense).

On Monday we may meet 9:00 for one hour Morning ferry leaving at 11:00

Lunch on Saturday and Sunday included in Workshop price will cater for all diets.   Soup will be vegetable GF/ DF/ V. There will be an array of breads, salad, vegetables, fruits, hummus, cheese, ham, salami, cake and biscuits.

To book a place on the workshop, or for more information email Conor O’Brien
finnegas2@gmail.com .
1.You will receive an email-confirmation that you have been placed on the
registration-list on a first-come first-served basis.
2. The whole amount €220 can be paid in advance, at the time of Registration, or
a non-refundable registration deposit of €50 with full amount €220 paid by October 1st.
3. Make sure to pay the non-refundable registration fee within two weeks of your
email confirmation.
Please note that if you have not paid your registration fee within these two weeks, we
might not be able to guarantee your place.

4. If all the places have been filled, we will keep your name on a reserve list should
someone cancel.

5. When your place is secured, you will receive all workshop and venue information


Whiddy Island, Bantry Bay

– all further information will be given when you book your place on the workshop

 email finnegas2@gmail.com to book a place



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