SCORAÍOCHT

IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SKIBBEREEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Annie May’s Bar and Restaurant, Bridge St, Skibbereen 9PM | FREE

In the ancient tradition of Irish story-telling, the Skibbereen Historical Society will host a Scoraiocht.  Long before television and long, long before Facebook and Twitter, Irish people visited neighbours in the evening, after the chores of the day were done, to discuss local events and to tell stories, often what were called ‘ghost stories’; there was singing, music and dancing. On reflection, it was such a wonderful thing where neighbours had such close contact with each other. This was called ‘scoraíochting’. For this evening of nostalgia the Historical Society will recreate a time gone by, by narrating their recollections of a time gone by and the audience can participate and tell their stories of long ago including local historical events.