The Courthouse, Kinvara, Co.Galway (Google map link)
Suitable for 8 - 12 year olds.
Meet farmer and children's author Shane Casey for a fun interactive workshop on how to write creative stories based on nature, wildlife and farming.
Shane grew up on his family’s farm at Blackhead (County Clare, Ireland), in the heart of the Burren. And if ever there was a place to inspire a would-be writer, it’s the Burren. Everywhere you look, there’s a feast for your senses – the striking blue colour of spring gentians, the call of the cuckoo in summer, the rough edge of the limestone pavements, the sweet fragrance of hawthorn blossoms, and the tangy flavour of blackberries.
Shane works as a Biodiversity Officer, which involves finding new ways to engage and educate people about their local wildlife. One of these ways is through writing stories. Shane has published many children's books. You can find out more about them at http://www.shanecaseybooks.ie/. He is also the author of the first children's book on winterage- Children's book: The Calf and the Cuckoo - Burrenbeo Trust a signed copy of which will be available to buy at a discounted price at this event.
Numbers are limited and pre-booking is required for this event .
*We will have plenty paper but if participants can please bring their own pencils and colours !
Admission: Free for Burrenbeo members or children of Burrenbeo Members/ €5 for non members