The gift of a home

By |2020-12-07T12:16:03+00:00September 29th, 2020|

Delighted to contribute to Bedtime Stories, a truly magical fundraiser for the home-saving work of […]

Bikes and books

By |2020-12-07T12:16:03+00:00September 7th, 2020|

One of the best things about lockdown has been cycling. Faster than walking, less jarring […]

In-house adventures

By |2020-12-07T12:16:04+00:00June 26th, 2020|

With staycations on the cards and rainclouds in the forecast, books will hopefully be playing […]

Arts Counsel

By |2020-12-07T12:16:05+00:00June 18th, 2020|

The footage of the UK Health Secretary putting his arm around a colleague as he […]

Wonder schools

By |2020-12-07T12:16:06+00:00September 7th, 2019|

What exactly is creativity? It’s a word that can excite and delight or frighten, depending […]

Dragon School

By |2020-12-07T12:16:08+00:00January 17th, 2019|

What a wonderful morning at St Andrews School in Lucan. Two fifth class dragons (one […]

A different way of seeing

By |2020-12-07T14:57:40+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Autism: “a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterised by great difficulty in communicating and […]

Future Perfect

By |2020-12-07T14:57:30+00:00October 31st, 2018|

‘More and more clearly, I came to realise that I must not look backward, but […]

Wordless worlds

By |2020-12-07T14:55:34+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Two wonderful, wonder-filled sessions with wordless picture books in County Clare this week. Syrian children […]


By |2020-12-07T14:55:02+00:00October 4th, 2018|

You’d think that once a book was on the shelves the story inside it would […]

Autumn magic

By |2020-12-07T14:53:45+00:00September 30th, 2018|

The ancient alchemists should have visited Ireland in October. They’d have given up trying to […]

Light reading

By |2020-12-07T14:53:20+00:00September 3rd, 2018|

Just back from a magical three days full of all things children’s-booky at the biennial […]


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