Exploring the Enduring Impact of Siobhan Dowd on Irish Children’s Literature

Siobhan Dowd, an Irish writer with a profound passion for storytelling, left an indelible mark on the world of children’s literature. Through her captivating narratives and thought-provoking themes, Dowd managed to capture the hearts and minds of readers young and old. In this exploration, we delve into the life, works, and legacy of Siobhan Dowd, tracing the impact she has had on Irish children’s literature.

Collecting Childhood

ˇ We are delighted to announce that our research project, #Collecting Childhood is now LIVE! In collaboration with (School of English, TCD/ Museum of Childhood Ireland) and funded by the Irish Research Council, Collecting Childhood brings together academic researchers, museum staff, curators, librarians, creative practitioners and community stakeholders in order to generate new insights into… Continue reading Collecting Childhood

Children’s Literature by Children?

Blog December 2021: Children’s literature is usually associated with texts written for and about children by adults. Yet a number of scholars studying children’s literature are beginning to explore theoretical and practical possibilities of recognizing and respecting children as creators of children’s culture, including abundant texts created by them. This appreciation is especially timely as… Continue reading Children’s Literature by Children?

International Children’s Authors: Literature Lessons from Around the World 

by Edgar Debel Books are influential, no matter what age we read them at. They help us to learn new skills, teach us knowledge previously undiscovered and enable us to dive into hidden literary worlds. Depending on our age and experiences, the same book can have a completely different effect on us. Maybe we discover… Continue reading International Children’s Authors: Literature Lessons from Around the World 

Nancy Drew at 90

UPDATE MAY 10TH 2022. EXHIBITION NOW ON AT BANK OF IRELAND, DÚNLAOGHAIRE. Our Nancy Drew at 90 Exhibition was scheduled for our small pop-up space in Dún Laoghaire, courtesy of Bank of Ireland, from today, World Book and Copyright Day, 23rd April 2020. However with Covid-19 restrictions in place we’re launching online instead. #worldbookday2020 #worldbookandcopyrightday… Continue reading Nancy Drew at 90

Marginalia & The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books

An Interview with Tony Flynn Tony Flynn is a Ph.D. candidate researching marginalia and inscriptions left by early 20th Century child readers in the Pollard Collection of Children’s Books at Trinity College Dublin. He has previously written articles and reviews for Books Ireland and Inis Magazine, among others. He works as Facilities Coordinator at MoLI.… Continue reading Marginalia & The Pollard Collection of Children’s Books