When Eoin Colfer Met Oliver Jeffers take splace this  Sunday, November 22nd

What happens when you give 12 children’s writers and illustrators too much coffee on a virtual coffee morning? They go and create their own online chi(...)

Children’s author Sarah Webb has set up a campaign to send inspirational messages to sixth class pupils who are missing out on their final months of primary school. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sports days, confirmations, school tours and graduations: this year’s sixth class pupils are missing out on key milestones in their young lives. It h(...)

Fourth class pupil Rory Gavin (10) displays some of the story books handwritten and illustrated by classmates at Scoil Iognáid in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway pupil’s story about an inquisitive duck has become the focus of a fundraising campaign for the homeless. Ten-year-old Rory Gavin was so mov(...)

Installation at ‘Relativity’, an exhibition by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini at the Festival Gallery. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Windguru and other internet weather maps will be scrutinised in Galway this week as a 30m-long “Skywhale” prepares to take flight over the city. The m(...)

Students from Rutland National School, Dublin with Eoin Colfer, the new Laureate na Óg, who who will give his first public address as part of the conference. Photograph: maxwells

Probably the most significant event for adults interested in children’s books in the country, the 24th Children’s Books Ireland annual conference o(...)