Daria Will Be Appearing at the Following Locations;

November 2017

16th "A Thanksgiving Tradition"

Sea Speak Storytelling Special November Session
in Memory of the Late John J. Baran Jr.
and In-Aid of HIGH HOPES Helping Dublin's Homeless

We will meet the 3rd Thursday
16th November 2017, 8pm-10pm
at McNeill's of Howth Pub (the snug by the fireplace) 
19 Main St. Howth
(next to The Top House) (across the street from the Church)
Get to us via the DART, #31 Bus, car or walk.

The theme's for this month are "A Thanksgiving Tradition" 
and "A Story for My Supper". John is the Late Father of Host-Storyteller Daria, he was an Advocate and Activist against Food Poverty forming with his Wife, Daria's Mother Alice, their Church's first Social Concerns Committee. One of the Committee's primary goals was to tackle Food Poverty, staring with The Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Funds were raised, donations sought and an army of volunteers brought together every year to collect, pack and deliver each and every one of these special Food Baskets in time before Wednesday, to ensure that Families in need not only had their Thanksgiving Food, but had the time to prepare the meal which is an American Tradition. 

While Thanksgiving is not a holiday here in Ireland, you'll find that it is celebrated here by a small group. Food Poverty, a Hunger Crisis, a Housing Crisis and a Homeless Crisis are real issues facing Ireland today. Here in the Capital these issues are getting worse by the day. To Honour all the Work John, who died earlier this year, did to stop Food Poverty in this month of Thanksgiving we decided to 'Tell Our Stories for Others Supper'. We have chosen a wonderful group of Volunteers close to home - HIGH HOPES Helping Dublin's Homeless, led by Liz Webster. Thanks to donations they secure food, makes dinners,and go out on the Dublin streets twice a week, setting up a table and feeding the needy. We ask you to Join Us in Raising Funds on Thursday 19th November at McNeil's Pub. 

October 2017

"Dark Night Tales"

Sea Speak Storytelling - October Session - 

We will meet on the 3rd Thursday, 19th October 2017, 8pm-10pm atMcNeill's of Howth Pub (the snug by the fireplace) 
(formerly Kruger's, next to The Top House)
19 Main St. Howth (across the street from the Church)
Get to us via the DART, #31 Bus, car or walk.

As the nights drawn in and the dead leaves circle in the air, we gather to share Stories of the Dark Night; Samhain, Halloween and the strange happenings abound as the veil between the two worlds drifts ever thinner.

Traditional Storytellng is who we are.
But listening to the Sea Speak, we also love to have our ears filled with Readings of New Pieces, Poetry and Music. 

We are a Community Arts Group.
Bring a Friend and a Story, make new friends through sharing and listening to the Stories in the air. 
Open Door - Open Mic-style - Free-In All WELCOME, New and Old 

September 2017

21st "Gratitude"

Sea Speak Storytelling is delighted to be returning!

We will meet, as usual, on the 3rd Thursday of the month
21st September 2017
7pm-9pm at McNeil's Pub (the snug by the fireplace) 
McNeill's of Howth, Main St. Howth
(across the street from the Church)

As serendipity would have it, we re-meet on World Gratitude Day, which seems just perfect to us. We would just love to fill the world with LOVE and POSITIVITY. Let's send out words of healing and power, like waves acoss the oceans!
We found a lovely little link to their FaceBook Page:

Gratitude will be the theme for Septembers Session.
Come along and Share Your Stories!
Traditional Storytellng is,of course our main focus,
but listening to the Sea Speak, we also love to have our ears filled with Readings of New Pieces and Poetry.
So, come, share your Words and Listen to Others!
Open Door - Open Mic - All WELCOME, New and Old. 

Tell a Friend and Hope to See You There!

February 2017

16th “Make Love Not War” 8pm McNeils Pub Main Street, Howth

Sea Speak Storytelling wants to lift your spirits and invite you to engage in a Word-Cocoon, a night of Storytelling and Poetry to escape from the barrage of menacing news to the uplifting theme of “Make Love, not war”, as well as recharging those batteries and refreshing the spirit for all those in The Resistance.

Telling Stories of Love's triumph over war
All the ways we love each other
Young Love's dream
Love Tokens - we invite YOU to bring along something that has a beautiful story of Love attached to it. We'd love to hearall about it. 
.......and more

A hearty plate of Storytelling, served up with a scrumptious side dish of Poetry, all on the theme of - "Make LOVE, not wa

Come for Storytelling, Poetry, Words-a-plenty, the craic and the Open Mic.

Third Thursday, 16th Feb. 8pm-10pm, McNeil's Pub, Howth.

January 2017
19th "The Eve of Destruction
" 8pm McNeils Pub Main Street, Howth
We meet on this night,Thursday 19th, to bring our Words - Stories, Poems, Songs - to ponder upon the eve of destruction. Come, all you Word Warriors, to our Open Mic Night.
Come, all you who wish to hear and engage.
For there can be no Resistance, no Rebellion, no Revolution...........
  without WORDS!No doubt, there will be an
overload of Stories to share, everything from where we are to
where we've been to where we might end up. Poems on every relevant
subject in between and discussion to clear our head and charge
our hearts.......  and Hope, yes, Hope, in keeping with the   constant spirit Sea Speak Storytelling has established, ever
present in the darkest night is the single Shining Star and we
shall gaze at her beauty!

As always Free In and Open Mic...

November 2016

17th " Once Upon a Time"

Sea Speak Storytelling presents our November Session
            Thursday 17th at 8pm till 10pm or whenever! McNeil's Pub, Main St.

            This month theme, "Once Upon a Time........."

            Bring us your "Once Upon a Time's", the Stories of how it used to be, any subject,
               any timeline, your      
               choice. And we'll bring ours.

            This has been a ground shaking week and words are power, they heal us, they 
               transport us, they empower
               us. So, this month, we open our mouths wide with expression, to Tell more than 
               Stories. This month we bring Stories, Poetry, Spoken Word, however you move through
               your words....bring them, share and we'll listen.

            As always, FREE-IN and OPEN MIC

Join Us to Listen, to Tell, to chat, to laugh, to make a new friend or see an old one.

October 2016

     20th    October's SEA SPEAK Theme is:

    "The Ghosts in our Trees"

    Thursday 20th October from 8pm-10pm at McNeil's Pub on Main       St. in Howth. 

    As the night closes in and Autumn reaches it's end, we      
    prepare for Samhain, Hallowe'en, and the coming of Winter. We     meet to share the Stories of the eerie the Gothic
    Forest and     what lurks there. 

    Free-In and Open Mic, we hope you'll join us and bring your
    Stories for sharing and ears for Listening.

    Find McNeil's Pub on Main Street Howth by:
    DART, Bus, Foot - or a combination of all three 

3rd "VOICE" ~ Your Vote is Your Voice

3RD OCTOBER at KC Peaches, Nassau Street 6:30pm-8:30pm

A Call to exercise YOUR VOICE, via YOUR VOTE, by American Artists living in Ireland, by 
   using their best tool - THEIR VOICE.

Hear the Voices of our passionate Line-Up 
        Daria Marie Walsh - Storyteller

  Brenda Barshov Quigley - Creative Force & Storyweaver

Erin Fornoff - Poet
......and Guests

We'll also be joined by Democrats Abroad Ireland who will help you GET REGISTERED and Answer you're questions. 
  Democrats Abroad Ireland

......and, if you don't have a Vote, but know of someone
        who does, then be a pal and come along and get the
        information for them.

Get Registered!! The First of the Registration Deadlines is Saturday 8th October.
Follow the friendly LINK and Check your States Deadline:
http://www.rockthevote.com/get-informed/elections/voter- registration-deadlines.html? referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.ie%2F 

Follow this other friendly LINK to Register to Vote On-

Kc Peaches Restaurant Nassau Street 


September 2016

Welcome! To Sea Speak Storytelling Season 2016/2017! We are a Community Arts group made up of Storytellers, of all levels, and Story-lovers who love to Listen and have a good laugh. Hosted by Howth resident, Storyteller Daria Marie Walsh we meet on the third Thursday of the month at McNeill's of Howth Pub on Main Street in Howth, from 8pm-10pm. We are delighted to be in our fourth year, having launched in 2013. We are open and always looking for new members. So, please join us this September.

                   Today is a day for remembering and for sharing stories, stories that bring to life people and time lost. 

Today Pres. Michael D. Higgins unveiled the National Famine Memorial at Glasnevin Cemetary and in his speech reogni
sed that lost tribe of the Diaspora that was exiled across the globe during the famine and the 20-30 years following. This tribe remained true to their culture, carefully handing it down from generation to generation. This tribe has it's own Stories. 
Today we commemorate 15 years since the 9/11 attacks. That day has it's own Stories and the thousands of people killed, hurt and affected and the city it transformed has it's own Stories.

The 2016/2017 season will be about Telling. Listening and exchanging about ideas of - TRANSFORMATION.

September our Stories will be lead by the themes of 9/11, An Gorta Mor (The Great Famine), and The Diaspora 

Can't wait to hear your Stories!!

As always it's FREE-IN and we'll be meeting in the Library/Nook, down by the fireside at McNiells Pub.

 July 2016

21st Sea Speak Storytelling - The Personal Story
"Like smoke in the wind are our own Stories" This month we explore The Personal Story Come along Listen and Tell a Story that is special to you -  a moment that changed your life, a moment of realization, that time you found yourself in a strange spot, or the personal impact of a global event on you (the story beyond the fact). 
We extend a special Invitation, to our Special Guests to share their journey in Irish Storytelling.  Come Join us for Storytelling, Open Mic and Chat. FREE-IN Help us to give a warm Howth welcome to our Special Guests.  Always a good night in the Library Snug at McNeils Pub (formely Kruger's) Thursday 21st July 8pm-10pm

7th   Stand-Up Comedy
Daria will be appearing at the Tivoli, Francis Street
Dublin, as part of an all Female Comedy Line-up. Hosted by
MC Lisa Keegan.
Come Along for some Hilarity.  Free Entry, Drink Deals with
some Dancing and Chats afterwards!

JUNE 2016

16th  S
ea Speak Storytelling - Bloomsday

What a lucky turn that Sea Speak Storytelling's June Session should fall on Bloomsday what with Molly and Leopold having had their intimate adventure in Howth 112 years ago.  In honour of the great tome it's a special session with Readings from Ulysses. You are all invited to please dawn your straw hats and bring along a copy of Ulysses or your favourite James Joyce book, and give a Reading.

We'll also be doing our Open Mic Story Swap and, not surprisingly, our theme will be "Adventures" 

Join us in the McNeils, in the snug (beside the library). 

FREE-IN - Open Mic - and always looking for new Joiners!

June Sea Speak Storytelling Open Mic Night

3rd Daria will be appearing at Listowel Writers Week
Story Telling Event....   Further Details can be found Here:
Storytelling Event

May 2016 HUGE NEWS!!!!!
Lorcan The Lamb Story Telling CD Launch @ Winding Stair Bookshop...  25th May 2016.

October 2015

30th      Storytelling at Number 29 Georgian Museum

29th     Storytelling as part of the 2015 Children's                   Book Festival at Dun Laoghaire Lexicon and                          Shankill Library

21st     Sea Speak Storytelling is Back - We a
re delighted to        bring you Stories by the fireside in the library at        Kruger's Pub. This year we make a small change which                we think you will all love. 
               We will now be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of each        month, still from 7pm-9pm. We made the change in        order to bring you a bigger night of cultural                      entertainment. As many of you know, Kruger's hosts a                fantastic group of Trad Musicians on a Wednesday                    evening. Now, after you have filled your ears with                  Stories from 7pm-9pm. you can hang around and enjoy                the gorgeous Trad music and the great craic!As                      always, it's a FREE-IN, OPEN MIC Event!
   19th        Sunshine Stories with Sea Speak Storytelling - 
               weekly at the Insomnia - Howth on Harbour Road 
                                         to Tell, Hear, Build and Learn Stories.
                                         Sunshine Stories is for all ages and abilities and                  we hope to see you each week for a great                                                                          
session in the sun!

   17th        F
éile Draíochta - Daria Will be telling Stories at                  Féile Draíochta, Ireland's Annual Festival of Irish                Magic and Spirituality 

   12th        Sunshine Stories with Sea Speak Storytelling - 
               weeklat the Insomnia - Howth on Harbour Road 
                                         to Tell, Hear, Build and Learn Stories.
                                         Sunshine Stories is for all ages and abilities and                  we hope to see you each week for a great                                                                          session in the sun!

March 2013

         Sea Speak Junior - The March Hare:  We had a      really FANTASTIC LAUNCH and now Our First                          Regular Session kicks off this Saturday at                          2pm.  Join us for: Storytelling with Daria and                      Lorcan the Lamb Storytelling & Poetry                              Competition - Listen to the Stories
                     and Poems written about The Bunny we met at                        the Launch.  This event will again be held at 

                     The Little Shop of Books, Harbour Road, Howth 

21st         Sea Speak - 
Sea Speak Storytelling is proud to                      present A Very Special March Show We start                          with our Featured Storyteller The Magnificent                      - Mr. Brendan Nolan..
                     You will remeber Brendan helped us Launch Sea                      Speak back in January.

                     Thursday the 21st is The Spring Equinox,
                     a tremendously sacred and positive time.

                     We Celebrate the perfect balance of Life and                        the Coming of the Light
                     which the Spring Equinox Heralds. Light-Life-                      Positive-New Beginnings

February 2013

         Sea Speak Junior - That's right!  It's here!      The Launch of Sea Speak Junior,  Howth's first
     and only Storytelling club for Children...
Sea Speak Junior will be Launched
the help of Lorcan the Lamb and
       Storyteller and Host Daria Marie Walsh
     Sea Speak Junior is a free event and will be      Launched,where it will be held, and that's in
     The Magical Kingdom of.... The Little Shop of
       Books, Harbour Road, Howth 

21st         Sea Speak - In Celebration of Red!

     Second night of Daria's Fresh new                                   Storytelling night, Revolves all around the
                     Fabulous, Fantastic Foxy colour of Red...    
                     Further information to be found

        9th          Milk & Cookies Stories     -    Exchange 
                     Temple Bar    1800 hrs (Storytelling)

January 2013

         Sea Speak - Launch
     Daria launches the first night of her very own
     story telling in Howth. 
Further information to
     be found 

October 2012

        6th          3 Storytelling Sessions at the Annual
                     Féile Draíochta.  Further details to be

        9th          Milk & Cookies Stories     -    Exchange 
                     Temple Bar    1800 hrs (Storytelling)


September 2012

        12th          What's the Story @ the Zoo for Age 
                      Action   - Dublin Zoo    (Storytelling)

August 2012

        14th          Milk & Cookies Stories     -    Exchange 
                      Temple Bar    1800 hrs (Storytelling)

        18th/19th     The Secret Garden Festival - 
                      House, Kildare 1530 hrs (Storytelling - 
                      Performing with poet & musician Paul H.