Artsland Reading

Fermanagh Folktales

Authors Carlo Gébler and Séamas Mac Annaidh will be reading a selection of stories from their upcoming Fermanagh Folktales publication; a collection of folklore from the county.  The stories are from and for adults; they are not children’s ‘fairy stories’.


The Irish Folklore Commission was an island-wide initiative which took place from c.1950 – 1971 with the purpose of collecting the
very many tales and stories which only existed orally and were at danger of being lost unless otherwise documented. The archive was
managed by University College Dublin (UCD).

Fermanagh is one of the very few counties whose collected works has never been published. Stories were told and collected in both English and Irish at the time and authors Carlo Gébler and Séamas Mac Annaidh have revisited the archives as the Artsland writers-in-residence.
Artsland is an arts initiative focusing on inclusion, cultural traditions and rural crafts which is co-funded by Fermanagh & Omagh District Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and is currently being delivered across the district.

(Illustration by James Killian.)

Time: 8pm - 9pm

Genres: Literature / Spoken Word / Storytelling

Features: Wheelchair accessible

Address: Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen BT74 7HL

No Booking Required

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