Women warriors of ireland

Special Show – Women Warriors

Buy Tickets Most of us can name the great heroes of Irish legend, or name a few, but what about the greatest heroines? Women who fought as hard as their husbands and brothers and sons, women who struggled under curses and captivity, women who rebelled, women who avenged their loved ones, avenged themselves, women who […]

Ancient Echoes from the River of Time: An Illuminate Herstory Event

Ancient Echoes from the River of Time: An Illuminate Herstory Event

Candlelit Tales, Sacred Sites of Ireland and Herstory Illuminating Herstory through art, storytelling + music Thu 5 Jan | 7:30pm | Boys School This special evening in conjunction with the nationwide Illuminate Herstory Light Festival, will bring together storyteller Sorcha Hegarty of Candlelit Tales, mythologist and tour guide Treasa Kerrigan of Sacred Sites of Ireland, […]

Shadows of The Táin

Candlelit Tales bring their unique telling of the Táin Bó Cúailnge to life with a new and exciting element of shadow puppetry. Atmospheric, evocative, and lyrically beautiful, audiences will hear this ancient story as it has never before been told. Relaxed, informal storytelling with musical accompaniment is the cornerstone around which Candlelit Tales’ productions are […]

Fionn and the Fianna

Just as winter brings to mind the Ulster Cycle and the incredible story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley, traditionally told in the winter months, after dark, the spring and summer make us think of the Fianna, that band of warriors who defended Ireland from dangers within and without. There’s something inherently summery about their […]

Body and Soul 2016

Nearly two years ago, when Candlelit Tales began (on the road from Cork to Dublin, in a conversation between Aron and Sorcha, but that’s a story for another time!), it began as an experiment. To see if we could tell the stories we loved in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way, but also to see […]

New website and Forum

Hello, and welcome to the Candlelit Tales website! This has been under construction for a while now, thanks to the hard work of our muti-talented Darragh Kenny, and we’re very excited to share the fruits of our work with you. The ongoing success of Candlelit Tales has only been possible because of the enthusiasm, generosity, […]