Stylus / Stíleas

The Stylophone is a miniature analog stylus-operated keyboard. Invented in 1967 by Brian Jarvis, it entered production in 1968. Manufactured by Dubreq.
M McAllister, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Christmas gift 1972. MoCI collection.

For Cruinniú na nÓg, we’ve a new song/music writing platform for children and youth from the Museum of Childhood Ireland. Following on from our previous initiatives, this is a new platform, celebrating and promoting the diversity of song writing from young people at home and abroad.

It will be moderated by guest song writers/ musicians.

Our fantastically talented museum team member Precious Benjamin from Kerry, urging all young people to give songwriting and music making “a go” for Cruinniú na nÓg!

Precious sings one of her original compositions, and plays the guitar here:

Open for submissions: email:

Tiffy and Grammy.

Music and lyrics by Tiffany- Rose, age 8, New Zealand

I’m your friend

I wish I was on holiday, some place far away. I’d bring my snorkel and flippers to swim into the bay. I’d play with dolphins and fish all day, diving into the waves to say, I’m your friend, we will be ok, Hey will we swim over that way?

Song lyrics by Thomas, age 9, Newry.