Yearly Archives: 2017


What the Donald?

By |2020-12-07T14:47:28+00:00December 6th, 2017|

I was amazed to learn the other day that ‘What the dickens’ doesn’t come from […]

A Kind of List

By |2020-12-07T14:47:16+00:00November 20th, 2017|

Kindness is like sprouts and silence – underrated. You rarely see it promoted in laws […]

Telling Tales

By |2020-12-07T14:46:20+00:00October 21st, 2017|

Doing the rounds of Children’s Book Festival this month is a reminder of the joy, […]

Blown away by books in the west

By |2020-12-07T14:45:15+00:00October 3rd, 2017|

A brilliant day launching Children’s Book Festival in Clifden and Inisbofin. They’re avid young […]

Raising the flags

By |2020-12-07T14:44:44+00:00September 23rd, 2017|

Check out the new United Nations at dlr LexIcon. Flags created by primary school children […]

Secret Service

By |2020-12-07T14:44:26+00:00June 12th, 2017|

Thank you, old man who picks up litter round our part of the village. You’ve […]

Nation Creation on RTE

By |2020-12-07T14:44:09+00:00May 27th, 2017|

Lots of fun this week creating nations with RTE’s News2day. New countries included Dolphin Island, where […]

Creative righting

By |2020-12-07T14:42:56+00:00May 22nd, 2017|

One of the best things about running writing workshops is watching young imaginations slice through […]

Take Heart

By |2020-12-07T14:42:14+00:00May 13th, 2017|

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one […]


By |2020-12-07T14:41:28+00:00May 6th, 2017|

Hooray for the heroes of Clondalkin! Once a week for the last four months I’ve been […]


By |2020-12-07T14:41:12+00:00April 25th, 2017|

If you’re ever stuck for a story, why not start with an ology? There are […]

Kids Rule

By |2020-12-07T14:38:44+00:00April 13th, 2017|

no one leaves home until home is a sweaty voice in your ear saying – […]


By |2020-12-07T14:34:37+00:00March 29th, 2017|

Great to be part of the One Book, One Tuam reading drive this week. Schoolchildren, […]

Beyond words

By |2020-12-07T14:35:18+00:00March 24th, 2017|

A big cheer for Silent Books. This travelling exhibition of more than 100 wordless picture […]


By |2020-12-07T14:32:45+00:00March 22nd, 2017|

One of the highlights of my week is working with the children of asylum seekers […]

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