Storytelling is still a very important pastime in many parts of Northern Ireland, and before the invention of television and cinema, it was even more common. Storytelling lets people explore and establish boundaries for a complex range of relationships between individuals and with the environment.
Supernatural lore, especially that relating to the fairies of ‘wee folk’ often formed an important element through which several dimensions of these relationship could be expressed. The museum’s archive includes important examples of these and other narratives, which also provide the basis for an active programme of storytelling as part of the activity to be enjoyed by visitors.
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