Rambling House Storytelling

Rambling House

The Covid-19 pandemic had us revamp the notion that a rambling house needs to be in a certain house which had previously housed such events. Why not have a rambling house in your own kitchen with the kids playing a central role and via Zoom having grandparents join in and showing everyone how storytelling is really done?

Visit our sister site www.ramblinghouse.ie to see how we encourage you to prepare your own rambling house evening in the kitchen, what to do if you wish to record your grandparents and a host of rich content to look through and show for the techie part of the evening.

The idea is to encourage children to become confident storytellers and to help us become a nation of story collectors. By recording grandparents, you have an heirloom like no other after their time and one to truly savour and perhaps share with the community if it helps preserve the locality’s lore. 

Rambling House was also the name of our radio series on Inishowen Community Radio station, more of which can be found on our Radio Production page.


Rambling House review

‘A fantastic nod to the old Donegal tradition of ceiling, Rambling House and its associated recordings tapped into the oral and social culture of Donegal to capture vanishing stories. It is instructive as a method of re-energising culture and also of documenting important aspects of our lore and storytelling heritage’.

Audit of Oral History Recordings for County Donegal

Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara, November 2017

Getting it just right

There’s a lot more to organising a successful night of tales than just hoping for the best.
We’ve done this to a high degree with great results and would be happy to explore how your community could create a great free set piece to offer returning natives or tourists during the summer months. See our Rambling House page for more details.
From finding the right venue and host to organising what we call the Rambling Reporters, there’s also the audience ‘plants’, the catering, the parking, the themes and the music.
Truly, there’s a lot that goes into a good night that goes according to plan! Get in touch with us and see how you can make it a night to remember – for all the right reasons.