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Magical History Tour with Sarah Webb, Judi Curtin & Oisín McGann
October 12, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm€5 – €20
Join award-winning children’s writers for a fun-filled exploration of Irish history – Judi Curtin (Lily at Lissadell), Oisín McGann (Race the Atlantic Wind: The Flight of Alcock and Brown) and Sarah Webb (Dare to Dream).
Meet Kate, a young girl who has to leave school and work as a maid in Lissadell House in 1913, childhood home of Countess Markievicz; plus aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown who made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919 and landed in Connemara, County Galway, Ireland; and finally hear all about Antarctic explorer, Tom Crean, plus Albert D.J. Cashier, an Irish soldier in the American Civil War who had a very big secret! Judi, Oisín and Sarah will present their stories using photographs, illustrations, readings and drama. Their knowledge and enthusiasm will make history truly come alive!
Suitable for children aged 7 to 12.
Venue: Civic Theatre
Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm, Sat 12 Oct
Price: €8 / €5 or €20 Family Ticket