In the heart of the forest, where magic is beginning to dwindle, the fairies are doing everything in their power to save the spirit of the Cailleach. The Cailleach, the ever-present sleeping spirit of the wood, cannot wake in the winter months without unleashing her curse. It is in the hands of the fairies to stop the loud noises from the road, and return silence to the land.

Sióg is a programme of theatre experiences exploring our connection to nature, believing in fairies, and the importance of having our ears to the ground. This experience, the third in the Sióg series, was created with and for young people and their families. Throughout this project, local primary and secondary schools alongside early years settings have been participating in workshops exploring the themes of Irish mythology and climate action through the lens of theatre.

From 30th October-13th November during park opening hours, families are invited to visit a FREE outdoor theatre installation located within the Fairy Trail in Tymon North Park. Come celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature, look through our mystical portal which reveals some of the hidden magic of the forest and knock on the fairy doors to see who’s inside!

This installation is a sustainable art gallery and a digital theatre experience which together create a sensorial, imaginative and thought provoking adventure for visitors, with an important environmentally conscious message.

To get the most out of your visit, all you need is your phone’s camera, access to the internet and an inquisitive spirit!

Presented by Freshly Ground Theatre, this phase of Sióg is kindly supported by The Civic’s Ready Steady SHOW! digital commission, and Creative Ireland South Dublin’s Collaborative Practice Award 2022.

Ongoing Sióg development is supported by Ready Steady Show! The Civic, Tallaght Community Arts, and South Dublin County Council.

Entrance to the Fairy Trail in Tymon North Park is located beside the car park and the installation is located towards the end of the forest beside Coláiste de Híde.

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