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Dalkey Creates Festival 2018

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”

J.K. Rowling


In the run up to, and during Dalkey Creates, there will be lots of creative activity and opportunities for children in local schools to get involved in various projects and workshops, and to showcase their wonderful creations at the festival.


All the offerings are free, so do come down into town and enjoy them.

Flying High! Kites, Stories and Music with Ann Lorraine Mack

Dalkey Library - 2-3pm

Admission: Free


We are delighted to welcome author and illustrator of The Smashing Red Kite, Ann Lorraine Mack, and jazz singer Emilie Conway for an event filled with stories, music and kite making. Ann Lorraine's book follows the adventures of a little red kite as he sets out to explore the world and learns about belonging and acceptance, and the importance of good friends.

Dioramas Exhibition

​Dalkey Church

Admission: Free


Taking inspiration from their English curriculum novel Journey to the River Sea, the students of Loreto 6th Class will be busy in the lead-up to the festival creating dioramas which will be on display in Dalkey Church. 1st Prize will be awarded by Irish Times writer, Fionnuala Fallon at 2pm.

Spooky Street Signs with Samuel Jun

6th Class Harold Boys' School

6th Class Harold Boys' School are getting into the spirit of Halloween with spooky street signs. Following a Calligraphy workshop with Samuel Jun, they will make street signs of scary places in fiction for festival week. Keep an eye out for them throughout the town.

Wheelbarrow Gardens

Outside Dalkey Church

We have teamed together kids from local schools with businesses and individual sponsors to plant and grow brightly coloured Wheelbarrow Gardens. Filled with beautiful flowers and edible plants, the wheelbarrow project is helping schools to educate children in biodiversity in the community and sustainable living.

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