St. Patrick’s Festival presents

ABAIR: Ballymun. Family Storytelling with Jack Lynch

Join the storyteller Jack Lynch for an afternoon of yarns and folk tales for all the family.

Dublin-born Jack Lynch is rooted in the scéalaí tradition, and a founder member and current chairman of Storytellers of Ireland/Aos Scéal Éireann and of the Dublin Yarnspinners. Jack has presented papers on various aspects of storytelling (the Irish Oral Tradition, repertoire building, Reminiscence Work, collecting from patients with dementia) at various festivals and universities around the world.


In association with Dublin City Council

Abair is a program of traditional singing and storytelling events exploring the oral folk traditions of Ireland. Taken from the Irish word meaning both ‘to say’ and ‘to sing’, the four-day program offers a broad range of intimate, unplugged performances, each highlighting the richness and beauty of the Irish singing and storytelling traditions still preserved and practiced to the present day.

The events will also feature a 'songs from the floor' session, giving audience members a chance to provide a song or story of their own, relevant to the theme of ‘treasures’.