A return to the Crossroads
Actress and Storyteller Nuala Hayes will soon commence a short residency at the Arthouse in Stradbally, to compile a book of Laois Folktales for the History Press. This will be part of the Folktales of Ireland series, which is proving very popular. Nuala hopes to follow on then with Folktales of Offaly. The residency at Stradbally will revisit and follow on from her work during a previous sojourn in Laois as Artist in Residence in 2004 when her aim was to unearth the stories from Laois.
She will revisit some of the people and places which featured in the audio CD’s, now stored in the local library. Nuala has already begun researching the stories from Laois and Offaly, which were collected in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. A treasure trove of stories rich in mythology and mystery, are waiting to be savoured.