12.00pm - 1.15pm / Age 4+
Story and Art Workshop with Gerry Daly and Erika McGann
Join Puffling on her adventures as she goes wandering across Skellig Michael, meeting lots of other birds and animals on the way.
Learn how to draw Puffling and her friends with illustrator, Gerry Daly, and play island games with author, Erika McGann.
With lots of fun facts about puffins, whales, seals and many more animals that live on Skellig, the story of where the Puffling stories came from and how much fun writing and drawing can be!
2.30pm - 3.45pm / Age 4+
Story and Art Workshop Gerry Daly and Erika McGann.
Wee Donkey is on a mission to bring back some presents for her grandad.
She travels to some of the most wonderful places in Ireland, and picks out the best souvenirs.
Wee Donkey knows Grandad would love the Book of Kells and a basking shark from the sea. She takes the big Round Tower from Glendalough and a giant from the Giant’s Causeway.
But Wee Donkey doesn’t realise that the souvenirs she takes are national treasures, and the gardaí are on her tail!
Join illustrator, Gerry Daly, and author, Erika McGann, for lots of drawing fun, storytelling and games, and learn about some of the most beautiful places in Ireland.
4.00pm - 5.30pm / Age 9+
Paul Howard is one of the funniest writers in the business and we are delighted to have him in the Story Yurt for this rib tickling family event.
Aldrin Adams has a really cool superpower. When he eats cheese before going to bed, instead of having nightmares of his own, he can enter into the dreams and nightmares of others. What Aldrin doesn’t realise at first is that he’s up against a slumber supervillain, Habeas Grusselvart.
Find out more from the author himself at this special event.
There’s bound to be a lot of cheese puns, be warned!
Paul Howard is an author, journalist and comedy writer, best known as the creator of the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly series. He has won a record four Irish Book Awards and is a former Irish Sports Journalist of Year and Irish Newspaper Columnist of the Year.
Gerry Daly is an illustrator and an author. His first book, set around the Skellig islands, was Where Are You, Puffling? written by Erika McGann. It is also available in Irish as Cá Bhfuil Puifín Beag? His new book with Erika McGann, Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt, is an adventure around Ireland. Gerry loves showing children how to draw friendly animal characters!
Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. Other books in the series are: The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival. She is also the author of the ‘Cass and the Bubble Street Gang’ series.