This festival takes place over the Halloween weekend and coincides with the old Irish holiday of Samhain, when our ancestors gathered round the fire and entertained each other with stories of the supernatural.

Irish heritage is rich with many such tales of our ancestors such as Na Fianna.Lough Gur is steeped with such tales kept alive by local storytellers.Tom McNamara tells the tale of Geroid Earla who rides his white steed around the lake every seven years.

The festival was first staged in 1995.Many top storytellers have come to tell their tales: Liz Weir, Rita Essick, Sean O Se, Bisi Adignn to name but a few. Storytellers from all over the world have added to the event.

Back to Homepage
Social Activities
Lough Gur Halloween Storytelling Festival
A Meeting on the Road
The eviction of Ned O'Grady

Bookings can be made for storyfest tickets via the HoneyFitz theatre

061 385386

Historical Society
Visiting Lough Gur
How to find us
Food and Pubs
Images from Storyfest 99