Pictures & Story

Tamagotchi as Gaeilge features in the Laois Leaves Festival in pictures

Leinster Express Reporter


Leinster Express Reporter

The Laois Leaves Festival of Writing and Music schools events include an Irish language themed event at the Laois Shopping centre.

Gaeilge Tamagotchi is a performance installation by Manchán Magan.  Members of the public are invited to adopt an endangered Irish word and become a guardian of Gaeilge.

Other events for children during the festival included Barry Keegan, the creator of the graphic novel, The Bog Road. Barry and children’s writer Caroline Busher visited a number of schools.  

The Laois Library Service has appointed Simone Schuemmelfeder, as Reader in Residence. An international storyteller, she hosted a master class and workshop session on storytelling in Portlaoise Library.

She also hosted a children’s session with school children in Rathdowney Library.