Family & Children's Programme

Children’s Story Writing Workshop – BOOKED OUT
Saturday 11th November @ 11:00 am
Fighting Words, Behan Sq
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Workshop
Age 8 – 10 years Join the Fighting Words Team for a fantastically fun and interactive two hour creative writing workshop. In the first half we will create characters and start a story together. In the second half, you can use your imagination to finish the story yourself! At the end of the workshop, we will […]

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Wild City Ashwin Chacko
Saturday 11th November @ 11:30 am
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
Artist Ashwin Chacko has wonderful stories to share and bright, bold drawings to create with you in a lively, interactive event. In Wild City (The O’Brien Press), Lilly and Tim are curious and brave, and the Wild City is their adventure playground where, if you learn to look the right way and see things a […]

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Dublin Castle Family Treasure Hunt
Saturday 11th November @ 12:00 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
An exciting, self-led scavenger hunt around the immediate surrounds of Dublin Castle where all the family can follow clues and reveal a horde of magnificent treasure!

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Children’s Book Swap
Saturday 11th November @ 12:00 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Looking to refresh your bookshelves at home? We’re inviting families to bring their old children’s books to swap them for one from our DBF book swap stand!

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Children’s Books Ireland Book Clinic
Saturday 11th November @ 12:00 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Are you a young reader looking for some new book inspiration? Come with your family to meet the Children’s Books Ireland Book Doctors who will help prescribe you the perfect books to read! They will chat to you about what you like reading at the moment, and send you on your way to your local […]

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Little Wolf Illustration Workshop BOOKED OUT Peter Donnelly
Saturday 11th November @ 12:30 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
Age 4 + years Little Wolf (Hachette) is an inspiring, heartfelt tale for little pups everywhere about having the courage to find your own voice. Join best-selling author-illustrator Peter Donnelly for a fun filled event where you will meet Little Wolf and learn to howl at the moon! Peter will read his brand new picture […]

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Creative Station
Saturday 11th November @ 12:30 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
It’s time to get creative with all the family. Bring along your imaginations and get drawing, writing and doing some arts and crafts at our DBF Creative station!

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Gods Don’t Cry Ellen Ryan and Conor Merriman
Saturday 11th November @ 1:30 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Age 7+ years Gods Don’t Cry (HarperCollins Ireland) reawakens forgotten Irish gods, whose ancient tales redefine what it means to be a hero. Follow their adventures as they perform magic, overcome struggles and find the courage to be true to themselves. Join author Ellen Ryan for a reading from the book, and find out which […]

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The ‘Double Trouble’ Pirate Treasure Hunt BOOKED OUT Alan Nolan
Saturday 11th November @ 2:45 pm
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Age All the Family Join author Alan Nolan for a thrilling scavenger hunt around the grounds of Dublin Castle based on his latest book Molly Malone & Bram Stoker in Double Trouble at the Dead Zoo (The O’Brien Press). Hear all about Molly and Bram, and follow the clues left by the dread (and slightly […]

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The Ministry of Unladylike Activity BOOKED OUT Robin Stevens
Sunday 12th November @ 10:00 am
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Age 8+ years Have you ever wanted to write your own murder mystery? Then we have a hunch that this is the event for you! Join bestselling author, Robin Stevens, as she uncovers how to write the perfect murder. Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike series, which has sold over one million […]

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Milly McCarthy and the Irish Dancing Disaster Last Few Tickets Left Leona Forde and Karen Harte
Sunday 12th November @ 11:00 am
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
All the Family! Join author Leona Forde and illustrator Karen Harte for this reading and drawalong event of Milly McCarthy and the Irish Dancing Disaster (Gill Books). Milly is a ten-year-old girl from Cork and she’s determined to win a medal for Irish dancing, but things don’t go to plan..! Featuring a special Irish dancing […]

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Dublin Castle Family Treasure Hunt
Sunday 12th November @ 11:00 am
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
  • Family & Children's Programme
  • Festival Hub / Winter Garden
Join us for this fun-filled day for all the family to work together as a team. Follow the clues throughout the grounds to discover Dublin Castle and return for your prize!  

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