Every year, as part of our programme, we hold workshops for children and teenagers. This year, We will be welcoming some of our favourite people – writer and illustrator Alan Nolan and Eimhin McNamara and his team at Paper Panthers will be holding workshops during on the 20 and 21 October! To find out the dates for these workshops and to book a slot, click here.



Alan Nolan
Alan Nolan is the author and illustrator of the hurling novel Fintan’s Fifteen, and Conor’s Caveman, a book about a boy and a girl who find a caveman frozen in ice, for the O’Brien Press. His latest book, Sam Hannigan’s Woof Week, about a girl who gets brain-swapped with a dog, is out in August. Alan lives in Bray, County Wicklow with his wife, three sons and a cat called Chewie.

Sand Animation Workshop with Paper Panthers

The talented team at Paper Panthers Studios will be giving sand animation workshops in Dún Laoghaire on 21 October this year! These workshops will guide participants towards making their own sand animation short film clip for you to keep! To book your place at the workshop, please go to