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 […]


Saints & Sinners

It’s a second chance to catch our stories of Saints and Sinners! Featuring the long-awaited (and somewhat delayed) return of co-founder Aron Hegarty, who will be telling tales once again! Come and join us in the cosy surroundings of the Stags Head, where we’ll tell you stories of old by candle light with musical accompaniment […]

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 […]