Dalkey Book Festival 2016

Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th June 2016

Family Events Dalkey Book FestivalDescribed by Salman Rushdie as the ‘best little festival in the world’, Dalkey Book Festival is worth a visit for families. Add in the location and the potential for a seaside ice-cream and you have a nice day out. If you can get a baby-sitter some of the adult programme is fantastic. Check out the full programme here

Family Storytime
Join Gordon Snell and Carmel Ui Cheallaigh for storytime in Dalkey library.
When: Friday 17th June 2016, 1o.30am
Where: Dalkey Library, Dalkey, Co Dublin
How much: Free, no booking required
Ages: 4 – 7 yrs

Create a Picturebook Workshop
Carmel Ui Cheallaigh (writer) and Jimmy Burns (Illustrator) will take kids through the creative process of making a book from writing, layout, storytelling and illustration.
When: Saturday 18th June 2016, 10am
Where: Dalkey Library, Dalkey, Co Dublin
How much: €10. Book here
Ages: 7 -10 yrs

Cartoons and Comics Workshop
Join former Disney cartoonist and animator, Mark Flood in a workshop creating your favourite character or creature.
When: Saturday 18th June 2016, 12pm & 3.30pm
Where: Dalkey Library, Dalkey, Co Dublin
How much: €10. Sold out
Ages: 8+ yrs

Jumpstart your Creativity using your 5 senses: Young Writers Workshop
Ramble through the Maeve Binchy garden at Dalkey Library sniffing roses, digging and listening to bee’s with writer Sarah Webb and learn how to use your senses to make writing come alive.
When: Saturday 18th June 2016, 2pm
Where: Dalkey Library, Dalkey, Co Dublin
How much: €10. Book here – Sold out
Ages: 9+ yrs

Family Storytime at Gutter Bookshop
Join storytellers for readings from a selection of great children’s books.
When: Sunday 19th June 2016, 12pm
Where: Gutter Bookshop, 20 Railway Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
How much: Free, no booking required
Ages: 2-5 yrs

The Book Doctors
Need some inspiration for your next read? Visit the children’s Book Doctor and get a prescription for your next book.
When: Sunday 19th June 2016, 12pm – 4pm
Duration: Each consultation takes about 10-15 mins
Where: Festival Hub (writers corner) at the top of Castle Street where it becomes Tubbermore Road
How much: Free, drop-in no booking required
Ages: All ages

Yoga Storytelling 
Join in a tale where kids become the characters through yoga poses ending with some relaxation. Kids will love this.
When: Sunday 19th June 2016, 12.30pm & 3.30pm
Duration: 1 hour
Where: Yoyo Yoga, Yoga Village, St Patrick’s Road, Dalkey, Co Dublin
How much: €8. Book here
Ages: 3 – 9 yrs

For information and booking see Dalkey Book Festival