Join us online for more dlr Scéal Trail adventures!

10 November 2020 / Events
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Join dlr libraries online for some wonderful events connected to our new outdoor reading initiative dlr Scéal Trail. Have you discovered the lovely story walk project located outside dlr LexIcon yet? dlr Scéal Trail is an outdoor story reading project that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, and ideally together as a family unit. Read more about dlr Scéal Trail here.

For those lucky enough to be within the 5km restrictions you can visit dlr LexIcon. For those in other parts of the County the Scéal Trail will be on display up to Christmas and beyond.

Author of Geansaí Ottó Sadhbh Devlin has created a lovely online programme of events to accompany the project. These events include readings of Geansaí Otto, as well as design your own jumper or geansaí for Otto, as he doesn't really love his grandmother's designs! We also have a knitting workshop for children and their parent/grandparent/ uncle/ godparent or guardian, even if they are at remote locations to each other. Child and adult will knit lovely fairy blankets together, perfect for the fairy followers in your family! Aoife Munn will be on hand to create some natural crafts, made from materials that can be found close by in nature or on your woodland walks. And illustrator of Geansaí Ottó, Roisin Hahessy will be live all the way from Brazil for some illustration and drawing workshops, how exciting! Read on for full details.

Geansaí Ottó: Live reading and design workshops with author Sadhbh Devlin

Tá stíl ag Ottó agus is breá leis éadaí deasa. Ach ní thuigeann Mamó rud ar bith faoi chúrsaí faisin. Nuair a thagann geansaí gránna eile sa phost uaithi tá rogha ag Ottó - caithfidh sé rud éigin a dhéanamh... Léifidh Sadhbh óna leabhar úr-nua agus beidh deis agaibh bhur geansaithe féin a dhearadh freisin!
Ottó has style and he loves fashionable clothes. Unfortunately, his Mamó doesn't understand anything about fashion and when another ugly jumper arrives in the post from her Ottó has to do something... Join Sadhbh for a reading of her brand-new book and a chance to design some jumpers of your own!
  • Schools session: Thursday 3 December, 9.30 – 10.30am, Suitable for infants to second class                 

To book for a schools class, please email

  • Family session: Saturday 5 December, 10-11am, Suitable for all ages                                                           

 To book for the family session via Eventbrite please click here.


Create natural crafts with Aoife Munn

Collect some natural treasure and join Aoife Munn for a crafty session while engaging with nature.  See all your treasure in a new light and make some seasonal cards to send to loved ones. You will need: A variety of different leaves, small twigs, evergreen leaves, cones, glue, some white Card sheets, and some crayons or markers too. Optional: (paints of different colours, a paint brush, some water)

  • School workshop: Thursday 3 Dec, 11.30am-12.30pm, Suitable for all ages

To book for a schools class, please email

  • Childen’s workshop: Saturday 5 December 11.30am-12.30pm, Suitable for all ages

To book children's workshop please book via eventbrite here.


Drawing workshop with Geansaí Ottó illustrator Róisín Hahessy

Róisín has always loved to draw and she graduated from The Irish School of Animation in Ballyfermot, Dublin. For the last few years, she has been based in Brazil, which is where she spends her time drawing pictures for children’s books. She loves bright and happy colours, playing with shapes and lines and enjoys creating charming and exciting worlds for her characters. She is a member of Illustrators Ireland and is represented by The Bright Agency in London.For this workshop we will draw some knitted textures and patterns, and create some of our own characters wearing winter woolies. You will need a pencil and paper and a few colouring pencils or crayons.

  • Schools workshop: Thursday 3 December, 11am-12pm, Suitable for: ages 6-8yrs

To book for a schools class, please email

  • Family workshop: Saturday 5 Dec, 2-3pm, Suitable for all ages

To book family workshop please book via eventbrite here.


Knit Together workshop with Pauline Gallagher

Join Pauline Gallagher of The Knitting Class for a great bonding opportunity when you get together with your child to knit ‘Fairy Blankets’ The knit together adult & child knitting session is an opportunity to bond while learning to knit together in a relaxing and fun environment. Rekindle your interest and introduce your child to a creative activity which might just become a lifelong interest. Children gain many benefits from knitting. It is fun and creative; hones fine motor skills; teaches perseverance; improves attention span; maths; reading; understanding and following instructions; sense of achievement; pride in their work; setting and reaching goals. Parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, godparent and child all welcome!

Each participant will require a pair of 4mm needles and a ball of smooth light coloured yarn on DK (double knit) weight. If wool is not locally available, wool and needles can be ordered from Winnie's Craft Cafe who will deliver by post.

  • Family session: Thursday 3 Dec, 3.30-4.30pm, age 7+ with participating adult

To book family session please book via eventbrite here.

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