The Legends and Lore Summer Festival at Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens runs from the 24th to 30th July, adults and children can enjoy the magic of Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens and experience the Legends, Folklore and Literature of Ireland and Japan.

Children can enjoy Workshops on the lawn, Storytelling, Ukulele and Haiku Activity Workshops. Every day there will be an opportunity to discover the Summer Fairy Trail in our Woodland which will be transformed into a magical fairy grove perfect for curious children, expect to see the arrival of many more fairy and elf doors.

Adults can take part in the summer festival by participating in a very exciting Garden Literary Walk, enjoy music from Fairytale and Fantasy interspersed by the Spoken Word, participate in an early morning Haiku workshop with poet Mark Roper or attend the Seán Dunne Literary Trail Day.

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