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Batt Burns Sneem | Travels Through a Kingdom

Sep 4, 2022 17:09 By radiokerrypodcast
Batt Burns Sneem | Travels Through a Kingdom Batt Burns Sneem | Travels Through a Kingdom
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Batt Burns is a well known name in Sneem.

He is a storyteller and retired teacher.

He grew up in Sneem, in South Kerry, with his grandparents, where he was introduced to storytelling.


Years ago, there was no such thing as televisions or radio. All one had was their imagination, which Batt and his grandfather used to tell stories of entertainment and folklore.

This led to Batt's vreative way of storytelling.

He loved his job as a teacher and learning.


In later years, Batt moved to Amercia for a short while.

In this time, he wrote his book, The King with Horses Ears and Other Irish Folktales.

Batt believes it is vital we can tell at least one story in our lives, as it's apart of our culture.


Kaya and Batt also chat about Sneem and what it was like years ago compared to now.

If you would like to feature on Travels Through a Kingdom, email Kaya on [email protected]

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