Telling tales.......for the right reasons!

Carlow County Library

Carlow Story Collection 2014

Following the tremendous success of the launch of a new and exciting publicationCarlow Folk Tales, County Carlow Library Service are once again teaming up with local storytellers, father and daughter team, Jack Sheehan and Aideen McBride of Bagenalstown, and invite you to tell your tale and be part of their new and exciting project, 'Carlow Story Collection 2014'.

With your help, 'Carlow Story Collection 2014' will be a wonderful gathering of local history, myth, lore and yarns that will capture Carlow’s precious past and ensure that it is remembered and enjoyed by future generations.

“Each Town and Village in Carlow has their own tapestry of memories and legends that make them a unique and distinctive community”, says Josephine Coyne, County Librarian. “Due to the passing of time, these native stories are in danger of being lost forever. Participating in 'Carlow Story Collection 2014' presents a rare opportunity for the people of Carlow to ensure that their local tales and traditions are recorded and can become timeless treasures.”

Carlow County Library Service has opened the doors of all Library Branches in the County and invites you to come and tell your tale or even to enjoy a few yarns. Aideen and Jack are looking forward to meeting you and will be available in the following locations:

  • Tuesday, May 27th 2-4pm Muine Bheag Library
  • Friday, May 30th 2-4pm Tullow Library
  • Wednesday, June 4th Borris Library
  • Friday, June 27th Carlow Library

“We've are delighted to have received funding from the Arts Council to continue collecting stories from Carlow Town & County”, Says Aideen McBride. “The stories we collect will be presented to Carlow Libraries and the National Folklore Collection in UCD to be preserved for future generations. There'll be public meetings across the county, where Dad (Jack Sheehan) and I will tell a few stories and invite those present to add their own.”

For further information contact Carlow Library on 059-9129705, email or find us on facebook.

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