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Fiona Dowling is a storyteller, visual artist and facilitator living in Dublin. She tells stories to audiences of all ages including folktales from her French and Irish heritages as well as stories from far and wide. Fiona is interested in making people stop in their tracks to listen to a tale. 

During her 2016 residency with dlr Arts Fiona worked with communities in the west of the county until October finding stories from the area and developing updated stories that represent the area in 2016. She also created opportunities for other storytellers and the public to get involved with her residency including a Wisdom Fair and Story Naps. 

As part of her residency Fiona was involved in a cultural exchange with Senem Donatan a professional storyteller based in Istanbul, Turkey.

The 2016 storyteller in residence was managed by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and was grant-aided by the Arts Council. The cultural exchange was funded through the Tandem Turkey - EU Cultural Managers Exchange Programme, an initiative of the European Cultural Foundation (Amsterdam), MitOst (Berlin), AnadoluKültür (İstanbul), and supported by Stiftung Mercator (Essen).