Scouting for spine-tingling tales in Murroe on Culture Night

Members from Murroe Scouts recording their chilling ghost stories.

SCOUTS in Murroe don’t just tell ghostly tales around the campfire, they’re telling stories for Culture Night too.

The Culture Night event (September 22) will give people a sneak peek at what some of the scouts have been working on over the past year.

Deputy Group Leader of the 14th Limerick Murroe-Boher Scout Group, Elke Hayes, told the Limerick Post that the troup has been working on the project for a year now and hope it will eventually become a fixture in Murroe as a series of audio-information points.

“The aim of the project was to put together an audiotrail based on lies, one which knitted together spine-chilling tales written by our scouts about various locations in Murroe Village with the help of two artists – author and illustrator Cethan Leahy and composer/percussionist Alex Petcu,” said Elke.

“Children from our Cub, Scout, and Venture Scout sections were invited to take part in a number of workshops on story writing, use of audio-recording technology, and sound effects. Ultimately, this resulted in six stories being selected to be part of the final audiotrail.

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“The official launch of the project will take place on October 20 but for anyone that is feeling brave enough for a preview, please come along to Murroe Hall at 6pm sharp on Culture Night and we will bring you on a spooky audio journey through the village. If you dare.”

The exciting audio project was funded by the Arts Council’s Young People, Children, and Education (YPCE) Project Award.