Ghosts in The Glens of Antrim

Ghosts in the Glens Festival Programme

WHAT’S ON 2016

TALES OF THE GLENS – a workshop with Liz Weir

In partnership with Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership

Thursday 27th October at Glenmona House in Cushendun at 7.30 – 9 30 pm

For generations  tales of fairies, ghosts and  ancient lore have been told throughout  the  Glens of Antrim

In this workshop storyteller Liz Weir will encourage local people to come and  share stories handed down in their  families so that they can  be passed on to succeeding generations. Participants will be given tips on story presentation and  encouraged to share their tales  at story swaps over the Ghosts in the Glens Festival weekend

Everyone welcome  Admission FREE

If you would like to come along please get in touch with Laura on 02820752100 or email

Stories and Music – Thursday 16th October 9 30 – 11 30 pm
 Mary McBride’s Cushendun –
An informal evening of stories and music (with refreshments)

Featuring Feargal Lynn

Glens Youth Club, Cushendall – Friday  28th October 6 30 – 7 30pm 
Spooktacular Happenings for 8 – 11’s with  Steve Lally

Restricted to youth club members

Spooky Tales and Music – Friday 28th October 8 – 10 30 pm
Cushendall Boat Club
An evening of Spooky Tales and Music in Cushendall Boat Club will introduce everyone to our guest tellers. Featuring Errol Walsh
£5 at the door

Late Night Tales – Friday 28th October 10 30 pm onwards
Venue: McCollam’s Bar
Some late night tales in McCollam’s Bar, Mill Street, Cushendall (Joe’s).

Not So Scary Stories – Saturday 29th October 11 – 11 45 am 
Venue: Cushendall Library
Not so scary stories for under 8’s with Shonaleigh
Free but numbers limited so please book with the Library on 028 2177 1297

Ruairi Ruairi, what’s the story?  – Saturday 29th October 2 30 – 4 00pm
Venue: Cushendall Parish Centre
An afternoon of storytelling with featured storytellers including Eamonn Keenan and Madeline McCully plus surprise guests
£3  adult / £5 family at the door

Story Swap – Saturday 29th October 4 30 – 6 00pm 
Venue: McCollam’s Bar.
A story swap – your chance to share a story or poem or song

Storytelling and Music Concert – Saturday 29th October 8 30 – 10 30pm
Venue: Cushendall Parish Centre
Storytelling and music concert featuring internationally known singer and broadcaster Colum Sands.
£5 at the door

Forest and Story Walk – Sunday 30th October 11- 12 30
In partnership with the local Walk the Glens Group our very popular story walk will start from from Laragh Lodge.
Stories will be told around the waterfall walk. The Glens Red Squirrel Group will also host a display for our visitors. Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.
A Feast of Fearsome Tales – Sunday 30th October 1 – 2 30 pm 
Venue: Laragh Lodge
A Feast of Fearsome Tales – includes stories, soup and sandwiches.
£6 at the door

Ghouls, Ghosts and Vampires Fancy Dress –  Sunday 30th October 6 30 – 7 30
Venue: Cushendall Parish Centre
Ghouls, Ghosts and Vampires Fancy Dress with some spooky help from the Lurig Drama Group .
Young and old are urged to come in fancy dress.

Donations welcome