A treasure trove of stories for you

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writer and teller of tales


Barking Mad
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One of Dublin's favourite storytellers


"Very funny and entertaining and motivating and serious. Brendan is a great thinker and speaker. He is a philosopher."

"Full of such wonderful ideas so well presented."

Brendan cheered me up with the stories. He was so relaxed and he communicated that to us.


A fascinating story. I really enjoyed it.

detailed and vivid
Kept me enthralled all the way through

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Please note: school visits, private bookings for corporate events and family occasions are not listed here. Because. They are private. But ask us about yours.

Barking Mad Tour

We are on tour. You've seen the dog, now meet the taleteller.
While you wait you can hear a story online here


Brendan Nolan

Stories from the hearth of Dublin
Dublin Yarnspinners

in The Teachers' Club 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
@ 8.00 pm
Thursday November 09, 2017


All is not what it seems
Triple Spiral Storytellers
Kilcullen, Co Kildare
Wednesday November 15, 2017


YARN storytelling festival
Bray Town Hall @ 4pm
Sunday November 19, 2017
with piper Martin Nolan

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Stories from the Hearth as Talepipe Culture Night Russborough House Friday September 22, 2017
How to tell your own story Baldoyle libraryThursday August 24, 2017

How to tell your own story Rush library @ 6.30 pm Wednesday August 23, 2017

How to tell your own story Blanchardstown library @ 3pm Tuesday August 22, 2017
The Adventures of Patrick
when the parade passed by RHA Royal Hibernian Gallery
Friday 17 March 2017
Stories for everyone Scéalta do gach duine Swords library Wednesday 15th March 2017
Mythology stories for everyone Tallaght library
Friday 24 February 2017

Book signings
Lucan Library Co Dublin
Friday 02 December 2016 and Saturday 03 December 2016

Swanwick Writers School Derby 10 August, 2016
Heritage Week 2016 Rush library Co Dublin
August 23rd and Donabate library Co Dublin
Malahide library Co Dublin august 24th and Swords library Co Dublin
Love stories from Algeria and Ireland alongside Algerian storyteller Naceur Aceval 23 june 2016
Irish Love Stories book launch 21 june 2016 Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
European folktales from all over
20 june 2016 Balbriggan public library
Wicklow Folk Tales Yarn Festival Sunday 15 November 2015 Strand Hotel, Bray
Tellers Without Borders Launch in Ireland Stories of hope and joy September 11, 2015
Tellers Without Borders
Irish Love Stories September 4, 2015 Hamburg
Waterways Ireland Heritage Week Stories of the canals Saturday August 29, 2015
Áras Chrónáin Irish Cultural Centre Heritage Week Storytelling Friday August 21, 2015

Irish Love Stories CD launch Friday May 8, 2015 with Martin Nolan Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin
Dublin Urban Legends
book launch Friday May 8, 2015, Áras Chrónáin, Clondalkin
Prawn Tales Thursday April 24, 2015 Kruger's Pub Main Street, Howth, Co Dublin
Dublinia First Saturday Family Day October, 2014 St Michael's Hill, Dublin 2
The Little Book of Dublin launch June 6, 2014 Bandroom Chapelizod , Dublin 20.
Telling Your Story May 15, 2014 Malahide Library

Telling Your Story May 15, 2014 Blanchardstown Library at 6.45pm
Dublin Stories Monday May 12, 2014 Glenasmole Community Centre Co Dublin

Prawn Tales Saturday April 26, 2014 Kruger's Pub Main Street, Howth, Co Dublin
World Storytelling Day with others Thursday March 20, 2014 Clerys Tea Rooms O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
Irish Folk Tales and other Humours Dublin Yarnspinners, March 13, 2014 Teachers' Club Dublin 1

We are our heritage Stories of Dublin old and new thursday August 22 Rush library

We are our heritage Stories of Dublin old and new wednesday August 21 Blanchardstown library
Smock Alley Theatre spectre lovers July 24, 2013 Smock Alley Theatre Dublin 2

Smock Alley Theatre never called me mother July 23, 2013 Smock Alley Theatre Dublin 2

Smock Alley Theatre catching the sun in a sieve July 22, 2013 Smock Alley Theatre Dublin 2
Galway 1,000 Beards Festival Storytelling June 28, 2013 Ballymoe, County Galway
Clondalkin Community Festival
How the Prince found his Cinderella
June 28, 2013 Clondalkin public library
Tallaght Childrens Arts Week tunes 'n tales from Talepipe June 11, 2013 Tallaght Library
Greystones Arts Festival Storytelling for all June 01, 2013 Hot Spot Cafe Mill Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow


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What they said

The University Times
"Brendan Nolan’s unlikely (but truthful) account of dealing with the body of a neighbour’s dead cat had the audience in hysterics."
"Great to see an experienced storyteller."
"Grasping the richness in life
what a wonderful session"
"A very thought provoking session."
Brendan is a great storyteller who kept us entertained all the time. He has a great sense of humour."
"The ending was very funny."
"Brendan owned the space as a storyteller."


"The session was a joy to listen to. I loved Brendan's humour."
"A pleasure to listen to. Glad I came tonight."
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Stories of Dublin

I don't believe in ghost and spooky stories, but Brendan got me. I'm utterly spooked out.

Brendan is a natural at storytelling.
very engaging delivery
The quietness of the story made it so eery!
You could have heard a pin drop
Super performance - smashing

Brendan Nolan telling stories is a guaranteed good night out, Can't wait!!!


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