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Stories and Superstitions of Bealtaine with Helena Byrne

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Stories and Superstitions- evening sessions

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"The Fairies are in the best of humours upon May Eve, and the music of the fairy pipes may be heard all through the night, while the fairy folk are dancing upon the rath." - Lady Wilde

The spring flowers have sprung and there's a 'grand stretch in the day', which means that the festival of Bealtaine is on our doorstep. Join storyteller Helena Byrne for this two-part interactive journey into the old traditions and songs of May Day. Why should we decorate our homes with primroses? What wonderful power does the May morning dew hold? When did the tradition of dancing around the May bush arise? Learn about all of this and more in this special two-part series of storytelling and music.

Part I May 6th: Stepping into May in an Ireland of times past; it's music, beliefs and superstitions

Part II May 13th: Journey deep into the 'Otherworld'; the Fairylore and tales of Bealtaine

Please book for both parts separately. This event is the same as the morning events on 5th and 12th May

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