The Ring of Gullion team are inviting locals and people from further afield to an entertaining evening with Frances Quinn, storyteller and author of “Armagh Folk Tales”, who will bring stories of the area to life amidst local airs and dance tunes played by master fiddle player Gerry O’Connor. The evening will be happening on Thursday 27th August in Tí Chulainn Activity Centre, Mullaghbawn, starting at 8.00pm.
It is a great opportunity to experience these two renowned performers working together. Booking is essential and is through the Ring of Gullion website www.ringofgullion.org.
Councillor Naomi Bailie, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council said “County Armagh, the Orchard County, abounds in folk tales, myths and legends. Its been said of South Armagh that you can ‘kick any stone’ and it will tell a story….Armagh is the place where, legend has it, the warrior king Conor Mac Nessa once ruled and where Deirdre of the Sorrows met her lover Naoise.”
“It is where St Mochua’s Well was said by some to curse as well as cure and where evidence of St Patrick’s disagreement with a bull can still be seen. And it is where Mrs Lester was rudely awakened in her grave. It is also said to be the home of a plethora of strange and magical creatures and stories abound of encounters with fairies, ghosts, dragons, witches and even a giant pig.”
From age-old legends and fantastical myths to amusing anecdotes and cautionary tales, Frances’ collection of stories is a heady mix of bloodthirsty, funny, passionate and moving stories. She and Gerry will take you into a remarkable world where you can let your imagination run wild.
This event is free and supported by Newry Mourne and Down District Council, Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
If you would like book your space, visit the website www.ringofgullion.org or call into the office in Crossmaglen Community Centre, O’Fiaich Square, Crossmaglen, BT35 9AA Tel:-(028) 3082 8590.