The first PAWS Festival will be held in glór this year and the festival will highlight art, storytelling, literature, comics, education, the Irish language, film, theatre, traditional storytelling and other media in which stories are told.
There will be a free open day for everyone to attend with stalls from comic creators, poets, novelists, illustrators, book publishers, etc. to show the variety of ways in which we tell stories.
There will also be workshops (bilingual using Irish and English) on How to Tell Tales Through Pictures and Words, with all materials provided:
Ages 5-8 years with parents: 11.30am - 12.10pm, €5
This is a workshop doing drawings for kids and their parents starting with a 15 minute storytelling session from Eddie Lenihan.
Ages 9-13 years: 2pm – 3.30pm, €8
In this workshop kids will create a small comic strip. This workshop also includes a free Irish language comic.