15 – 28 April 2019.
Included as part of EPIC Entry Ticket.
Join us over the Easter break at EPIC for a fun filled series of activities themed around the Irish legend of the Púca. A mischievous fairy and shapeshifter, the Púca often appears in Irish folklore as a rabbit or hare to teach naughty humans a thing or two!
You can join the trickster Púca on a journey through EPIC by following his paw prints through the galleries. Learn about the legend of the Púca and other Easter themed stories along your way.
On Saturday 20th April and Monday 22nd April we’ll also be joined by storyteller and singer Helena Byrne for an interactive storytelling session! Use music and movement to help Helena tell the story of a Púca that haunts the basement of a greedy, rich man’s house and teaches him a lesson!
For ages 4+. Follow the paw prints through EPIC Museum to find the Púca hidden across 10 galleries. Beside each Púca pop-up there will be a story or fact from Irish folklore, either relating directly to the Púca himself or a more general Easter themed story.
The Storytelling sessions with Helena Byrne are suitable for ages 4+. They will take place at 12pm, 2pm & 4pm on the 20th and 22nd April, and last approximately 25 – 30 minutes. For the first two or three minutes, Helena will run through some fun physical and vocal warm up exercises with the children. She will tell them that she’ll need their help telling the story and their voices and bodies are very important when telling stories. Helena will then tell the story of the Púca with the children’s help, and a little help from some musical instruments, rain sticks, and thunder tubes. For the last five minutes, she’ll wind down the session with a simple Púca-themed song that she teaches the children.