Children’s Book Festival details announced

Children’s Book Festival details announced


Photo: Eamon Ward

‘Get Blown Away by a Book (Bí Faoi Gheasa ag Leabhar)’ is Clare County Library’s message to children all over the county this October as the 2017 Children’s Book Festival take place.

Almost 70 events are scheduled to take place in library branches throughout Clare where children will have an ideal opportunity to meet face to face with their favourite authors, have their books signed or ask that question about a book that they’ve always wanted answered.

The 2017 festival programme includes some of the biggest names in writing for young people in Ireland today.

Clare County Library looks forward to welcoming teachers and children from schools all over the county to its network of branches for Children’s Book Festival 2017.

Full details available at Tel. 065 6846350 and from all library branches.




Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.