dlr Writer in Residence 2019-2020, Sadhbh Devlin


Sadhbh Devlin is the dlr Writer in Residence for 2019-2020. Her residency will focus on the theme of inclusivity and will have a particular emphasis on creativity for 6-12 year olds. Sadhbh is the author of two picturebooks in Irish, Bí ag Spraoi Liom! (illustrated by Tarsila Krüse) and Beag Bídeach (illustrated by Róisín Hahessy). Beag Bídeach was recently shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award.

During her time as Writer in Residence, Sadhbh plans to work on a non-fiction book for 6-12 year-olds, a new Irish language picturebook and a collection of Flash Fiction. She will also run creative writing and craft workshops for children, monthly events and a ‘Club Leabhar’ for children who would like to read more in Irish.

Have a look out for the ‘L(e)abhair le Sadhbh’ corner on Level 4 where you can leave questions, comments and suggestions for Sadhbh, discover her latest book recommendations and read her ‘zine’ with her plans for the coming months.



  • dlr Writer, Sadhbh Devlin's How to Make a Zine
  • dlr Writer in Residence, Sadhbh Devlin, Makes a Smugairle Rón
  • dlr Writer, Scéal le Sadhbh - Eachtra Mhór Lúidín
  • dlr Writer, Sadhbh Devlin's Family superstitions
  • dlr Writer, Sadhbh Devlin's Make a Unicorn Video
  • Word Bird craft workshop with dlr Writer, Sadhbh Devlin
  • Back to school, Ar ais ar scoil le Sadhbh Devlin
  • Sadhbh Devlin, dlr Writer in Residence, says hello!
  • dlr Writer, Sadhbh Devlin's December Video