Festival of storytelling to take place on Inishbofin next weekend

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The first ever Inishbofin Tidings – Storytelling Festival will take place from 9 to 11 September on Inishbofin Island.

This family-friendly festival explores storytelling in various forms and is inviting visitors to come along to tell their stories.

The festival kicks off on Friday 9 September with a book launch and exhibition opening of ‘Stories Untold’ by Veronika Straberger and Marie Coyne and a special screening of ‘Desecration’, a film shot on Inishbofin in the 1980s.

Saturday has something for all ages including, music and storytelling for children, a free creative workshop for young explorers and storytelling events for adults.

Sunday’s family friendly program will end with ‘Stories through Song’, a sean-nós concert featuring Inishbofin’s own Ann Prendergast, Connemara-based Caitríona Ní Cheannabháin and singer-songwriter Inni-K.

Several events are also available for visitors coming for a day trip.

Tickets are from €5. To see the full program, go to inishbofin.com/tidings/.