Stories from Cork

Thursday- Sunday, May 13-16

Stories from Cork was a storytelling project that featured stories about silver linings and humor from the lives of Cork community members. It aimed to encourage a sense of community, elevate storytelling as an art form, and offer a space to enjoy oneself. These stories were submitted via WhatsApp voice memos and email.

A selection of submitted stories, chosen by the festival producers, were available to view and listen to on this webpage from the 13th to the 16th of May 2021.


Producer: Elizabeth Black

The producers of Out of Orbit wish to express heartfelt thanks to those who contributed stories to the project and for sharing their experiences.

We would also like to thank Age and Opportunity, Bealtaine Festival, Clare Muireann Murphy, Cork Yarnspinners, Cormac Mohally, Diana Shepherd, Liz Weir, Louise Brown, Maria Gillen, Nuala Hayes, The Opinion Line, Oral History Network Ireland, Paddy O’Brien, Pat Ryan, PJ Coogan, Storytellers of Ireland, UCC Folklore Department, Westgate Foundation, and Yay Cork.

Stories were presented in their original contributed form including the author’s typographical layout and punctuation.

Department of Theatre

Roinn na hAmharclannaíochta

Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97