Threshold’s Bedtime Stories Deliver Magical Tales from 50+ Irish Storytellers

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

October 6, 2020

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Ireland’s housing charity Threshold has partnered with Children’s Books Ireland and the Laureate na n’Óg in a really unique way – asking Ireland’s best writers, actors and entertainers to contribute a special bedtime story. For a small subscription, you can enjoy the Threshold Bedtime Stories and help to keep other families safe in their homes.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have been calling on Threshold’s services, looking for assistance. In fact, so far this year, Threshold has already supported over 18,736 people living in the private rented sector.

“Having a home has always been vital, but this has never been as acutely clear as it has this year with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CEO of Threshold John-Mark McCafferty.

“We receive a certain amount of funding annually, but as the number of cases we are dealing with continues to rise year-on-year, we seriously need the support of donations to allow us to keep people safe in their homes. And that’s why we’re asking people to subscribe to Threshold’s Bedtime Stories.”

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What are Threshold’s Bedtime Stories?

Threshold has partnered with Children’s Books Ireland and the Laureate na n’Óg in a unique way, asking Ireland’s best writers, actors and entertainers to contribute a special bedtime story, to be enjoyed by you.

Between October and December, subscribers to Threshold’s Bedtime Stories will be able to listen to the collection of stories and poems at anytime for just €10 per month.

Who is Taking Part?

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Clockwise from top left: Colm Toibin, Anne Enright, Niamh Cusack, Eoin Colfer, Sarah Webb

More than 50 Irish writers, actors and celebrities are collaborating with Threshold on a collection of bedtime stories for adults and children as part of this new fundraising initiative.

Among those taking part are:

  • Colm Tóibín
  • Stephen Rea
  • Eoin Colfer
  • Anne Enright
  • Niamh Cusack
  • Sebastian Barry
  • PJ Lynch
  • Sarah Webb
  • Niamh Sharkey
  • The Den favourite Bosco
  • and many more!

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“Storytelling is an integral part of Irish culture,” added McCafferty “and a powerful tool for connecting with others and sharing and learning from our experiences, good and bad.”

Delve right in and hear stories and poems of all kinds, for children and adults alike. Favourites from Frank O’Connor, poems from Patrick Kavanagh, oral tales from the Travelling Community and well-loved Irish folk tales. There’s stories in English and Irish, something for everyone…

While you enjoy the magical bedtime stories from Ireland’s best storytellers with your child, you can be assured that the money raised is supporting Threshold’s services and helping someone keep their safe place to rest their head.

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Have your say! Have you subscribed to Threshold’s Bedtime Stories yet? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: October 6th, 2020 / Categories: Entertainment / Last Updated: April 5th, 2021 / Tags: /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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