Children & Teens Literary Festival

Within the West Cork Literary Festival, the Children and Young Adult’s Festival has developed into a rich and varied programme of events for young people, from age four up to teens.  

PJ Lynch Laureate na nOg and The Big Picture

Readings and workshops are given and led by award-winning writers and Workshop topics include comic books, illustration, picture storybooks, writing and reading poetry, devising plots and inventing characters.  

For more information on our West Cork Literary Festival click here.

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2024 Literary Festival Events for Children & YA

What's On

Friday 12 July 2024

Dexter Lost His Boo-Woo! Shane Hegarty

12 July 20243:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed. Ages: 3-8
Saturday 13 July 2024

Discover Irish Children's Books: A Family Book Event

13 July 202412:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed. Age 9+

Exploring Wild Wonders: Aga Grandowicz & E.R. Murray

13 July 20242:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed, Age 6+
Sunday 14 July 2024

Inis Mara: Tristan Rosenstock & Mark Wickham

14 July 20241:00 pm
Work Shop Bantry
Free but ticketed. Ages: 9-12
Tuesday 16 July 2024

Movies Showing Nowhere: Yorick Goldewijck

16 July 202412:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed. Age 9+

Jean-Claude van Rijckeghem: Ironhead, or, Once A Young Lady

16 July 20241:00 pm
Bantry Library
Free. YA
Wednesday 17 July 2024

The Lonely Book: Meg Grehan

17 July 202412:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed, Age 8+

Rainbow Library Writers and Illustrators Youth Group showcase

17 July 20244:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free
Thursday 18 July 2024

The Slug and the Snail / An Drúchtín agus an Seilide: Oein DeBhairduin

18 July 202412:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed. Ages 4-7
Friday 19 July 2024

Dinosaur Pie: Jen Wallace

19 July 202412:00 pm
St. Brendan’s Hall
Free but ticketed. Age 6+