for March, 2015

Not a million miles away

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What does an old lady living in a hole in a riverbank nearly 5,000 miles away have in common with an Irish teenager? What challenges or feelings could they possibly share? You’d be amazed. When secondary school pupils in Dublin hear about Bal Kumari, the grandmother who was thrown out of her home in rural […]

Steaming Stories

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The hollow whistles, the kindly old smell of coal, the dragon smoke curling outside the window … it was all aboard the Story Steam Train for World Book Day (Thurs 5th March). Officially there were 5 storytellers – Seosamh Ó Maolalaí, Oisin McGann, Nicola Pierce, Rod Smith and me – joining Laureate na nÓg Eoin […]