Children & Young People's Programme

Sheena Wilkinson & Nessa O’Mahony

Sheena Wilkinson & Nessa O’Mahony

On writing historical fiction

Venue: De Valera Library
Date: Thur 28 February @ 10am Free

Venue: Kilrush Library
Date: Thur 28 February @ 2pm Free

Join authors Sheena Wilkinson & Nessa O’Mahony as they discuss family histories, love of history and writing historical fiction. Sheena will discuss her writing Name Upon Name and Star By Star, which together look at the events of World War One, The Easter Rising, the Spanish Flu and women’s fight for the vote. Nessa O’Mahony recounts the story of her grandfather’s experiences in the three major conflicts of the 20th century: the First World War, the War of Independence and the Civil War in her new novel, The Branchman. Students, Transition Years in particular, are encouraged to find out about their own family histories in advance of the workshop.