Settle in with a pint of the pure for a guided tour through Irish mythology.
Candlelit Tales retell the stories of Irish mythology and folklore in an expressive, natural and accessible style. Our musicians sore the stories with immersive, evocative and original music.
It’s simple. But something happens when you gather people together in a room and tell them ancient stories from the dawn of time. A hush descends. You could hear a pin drop. Modernity and all its distractions fall away, and we are together, held in a tale by the flickering candlelight, listening as all our human ancestors listened, carried away on an ancient journey: on a story.
Having built up our craft in front of some of the most discerning storytellers in the world (the Irish), we’ve handpicked a little tasting menu of our favourite tales for anyone new to Irish stories, or new to Irish shores.
Specially selected to bring you the fun and humour, the excitement and adventure, the true love and magic of Irish mythology, we’ll take you on a journey without ever leaving the cozy surrounds of the Parnell Heritage.
It’s not your average evening out in Dublin.
The show starts at 17:00 so please arrive slightly early to get a good seat.
Bar service and food service available
Lonely Planet 2018: “Candlelit Tales is a quintessential Irish experience that manages to blend the ancient with the new, while remaining a truly authentic performance.”
The Irish Times 2016: “The public is captivated, each twist and turn of their tales is met with laughs, sighs, and applause”
An Ait Eile 2018: “Funny, compelling, and most importantly, evocative.”
Headstuff.org 2018: “A really unique experience (that) brought this old tradition into a modern light.”
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The Giant’s Causeway
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The Dream of Aonghus Óg
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Cuchulainn’s First Battle
The young Cuchulainn heard a prophecy that any boy who took up arms for the first time on that day would live a short life, but be remembered forever. He immediately took up weapons and went looking for adventure. He found it when he came across the Sons of Neachtain, three ferocious warriors, one swift, one with armoured skin, and one who swam like an eel…..[/prime_vc_contentblock]