This year Kilkenny County Childcare Committee will be celebrating Wild Child Day with a Storytelling event for all the family at the stunning surrounds of Ballykeefe Amphitheatre as part of Heritage Week 2018.
We are excited to welcome renowned storyteller Niall De Búrca back to Kilkenny to share some tales of Irish fun, folklore and heritage with us, alongside some Forest School activites. Take a wander in the woods and bring a picnic to enjoy.
This will be an outdoor event so please be sure to dress weather appropriately. Children must be accompanied and supervised by their parent/guardians for the duration of the event.
The cost is FREE for all attendees, but booking is essential.
Contact Aisling or Orla on 056-7752865, or email [email protected] to reserve your place.
This event is run in partnership with our colleagues in Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office, Kilkenny Heritage Forum and the Heritage Council.
About Niall De Búrca
Niall de Búrca is one the top traditional storytellers with a unique style that turns an ancient art form on its head and drives into the 21st century. Combining powerful stage presence and delivery, he has a mighty range of stories and an ability to reach all ages. Raised on the West of Ireland Niall emigrated at a young age an married into a large Maori family in New Zealand. His performance career took off there and in the years since he has performed in a fascinating array of venues on 6 continents. Among them the European Parliament in Brussels and beneath the Lagan Weir in Belfast!
Niall has been the featured International storyteller at the US National Storytelling Festival and on three occasions toured the Hawaiian Islands for the University of Hawaii’s Cultural Extension programme. At present living in Dublin he has shared his unique style of storytelling in theatre, festivals and on television in countries as diverse as Russia, South Africa, Argentina and Iran. Niall has produced two collections of kids performing traditional tales and rhymes. He has performed voice over for abridged digital editions of many stories
including CS Lewis’ Narnia. Museum interpretations are another part of his work. These include performances and workshops at the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark.
“ His ability to evoke a wide range of emotions from his rapt audiences enables him to bewitch people with his stories and make listening to him as well as watching him an unforgettable experience ”
Vienna Review of Books.