Pubs and Potatoes, Giants and Geniuses: A Story-Walk Around Irish Bristol

  • March 11
  • 11:00 - 12:30
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An imaginative exploration of Bristol revealing the hidden histories of Irish emigration to the city. Walk, listen, discover, enjoy!

Join Clare on a story-walk exploring Irish life in Bristol. Listen to snippets of history and slices of fiction as you see the city with fresh new eyes. Clare will create stories inspired by the streets and buildings at the heart of Bristol and bring to life the forgotten experiences of the Irish people who once lived there.

Clare leads regular story-walks in Clifton. Audience members said of her Clifton walks:
‘Superb – a tour de force!’ ‘An absolute joy!’
‘You have a little bit of magic in you’ ‘I was blown away!’
‘Innovative’ ‘Compelling’ ‘It has left me with some wonderful images and hearing the voices in each story was so powerful’

The walk will last approx 1½ hours. Suitable for 12 years and over.

The walk begins (and ends) outside the entrance to St Nicholas’ Market on Corn Street, Bristol.

Please be aware that the walk includes a short flight of steep steps.

This is Bristol, it might rain. If the event has to be cancelled due to very bad weather, tickets will be refunded (excluding the Eventbrite fee) or can be transferred to another walk day.

If you have any questions, please do email

This story-walk is part of the West of England Culture Fest, a programme of events celebrating the Irish diaspora, with dancing, music and sports, culimating in the St Patrick’s Day parade through the centre of Bristol.