Author Archives: Richard Marsh

About Richard Marsh

Bardic storyteller and author

Why Stories Matter

“Why stories matter for children’s learning. Scholars have found that stories have a strong influence on children’s understanding of cultural and gender roles. Stories do not just develop children’s literacy; they convey values, beliefs, attitudes and social norms which, in … Continue reading

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The Mayo Curse – Update Update

Mayo lost the rematch. It was a draw, and Paddy Power felt that since neither team played brilliantly bettors deserved a refund in the form of a free bet. Odds on Mayo to win have been reduced to 5-2 for … Continue reading

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The Dream of Eithlinn

A Myth and Legend Spectacular Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 17-20 August 2016 When Aron and Sorcha Hegarty began their Irish myth and legend Candlelit Tales sessions at the Stag’s Head pub in Dublin nearly two years ago, the dozen or … Continue reading

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County Folk Tales Storytelling Session

Four of us authors of county folk tales books published by The History Press Ireland will be telling stories from the books on Sunday, 17 April, 3-5 pm, at Books Upstairs on D’Olier Street in Dublin city centre: Aideen McBride: … Continue reading

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Story from Devon, England

Two sisters from Dartmoor in Devon reminisce about granny’s Christmas cake disaster. https://www.facebook.com/bbcspotlight/videos/705707666161401/?pnref=story

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MythFest 3-7 June 2015 – Trinity College Dublin

I went to all nine performances. Here are the highlights. Click on photos to enlarge. Homer’s Odyssey Penelope is leaving one of some 3000 voice messages to Odysseus asking when he is coming home. Blind Homer seated on right. Ahoy! … Continue reading

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Storytelling Workshop for Primary Teachers

Storytellers of Ireland present The Magic Tool: How to Use Storytelling in the Curriculum Department of Education Approved The Teachers’ Club (Club na Múinteoirí), 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1, 6-10 July, 10 am – 3.30 pm, 90 euros Two … Continue reading

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Dublin Walking-storytelling Tour

Some of the stories are based on works of public art and who or what they represent — Oscar Wilde, Molly Malone, Éire with the harp, for example. We visit the Setanta Wall, shown at the top of this page, … Continue reading

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Buile Shuibhne mural destroyed

Sweeney Astray, the mosaic mural at the Irish Life Centre on Abbey Street in Dublin, by Desmond Kinney, the same artist who made the Setanta Wall pictured above, was seriously damaged by a storm in February. When I saw it … Continue reading

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Storytelling at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin

The show was recorded for Dublin Community Television (DCTV) in July 2013. We were told it would be broadcast some time in 2014. Here is a photo of all the tellers. Some of the performances are available here. Note that the … Continue reading

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