Back To School 2: Creating Good Memories

Traditions, Routines and Expectations Starting pre-school, primary school or secondary school can be exciting and frightening at the same time and different children will approach these milestones in life in different ways. Even after one has settled into a school, each year after the summer holidays the start of the new school year looms and… Continue reading Back To School 2: Creating Good Memories

Back To School: Thoughts, Feelings And Memories

See also https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ That Time Of Year Again In my part of the world, the new school year always started at the beginning of September, although these days it often starts in the last few days of August. This meant the summer was over and we were entering the early days of autumn/fall. The leaves… Continue reading Back To School: Thoughts, Feelings And Memories

Interview With Halyna Budilova: A Woman With An Indomitable Spirit And A Zest For Life

Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/2022/08/29/sunflower-lion-a-book-of-poems-and-stories-to-help-ukrainian-children-and-parents/ What is your professional background? I am a translator, so I was happy not only to write my own poems for our book, 'The Sunflower Lion', but also to translate the poems of my colleagues. 2. What brought you specifically to Ireland during this time of crisis in Ukraine? I have a… Continue reading Interview With Halyna Budilova: A Woman With An Indomitable Spirit And A Zest For Life

The Sunflower Lion: A Book of Poems And Stories To Help Ukrainian children and Parents

Book Launch In Smock Alley Theatre Dublin On Sunday 28th August Yesterday, I was very happy and proud to take part in the presentation of, The Sunflower Lion, as it was launched into the world at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. This delightful book was put together by Ukrainian citizen, Hayna Budilova. She… Continue reading The Sunflower Lion: A Book of Poems And Stories To Help Ukrainian children and Parents

Listening 3: An Important Skill For Writers

We listen to obtain information, understand, to learn, and for our own enjoyment. Being an active listener in a conversation can immensely improve your writing skills. When you engage with another person, they have knowledge, insight, and experience into things you may not know anything about. One conversation can trigger ideas for your own writing,… Continue reading Listening 3: An Important Skill For Writers

Listening To Learn And Learning To Listen

Also see https://eileenmoynihan.wordpress.com/kids-and-teens-fan-club/ https://goodeyedeers.wordpress.com/2019/07/12/writing-poems-that-sound-amazing/ The Sound Collector by Roger McGough A stranger called this morning Dressed all in black and grey Put every sound into a bag And carried them away The whistling of the kettle The turning of the lock The purring of the kitten The ticking of the clock The popping of the… Continue reading Listening To Learn And Learning To Listen

Cruthú Arts Festival: “Art in the Heart of Ireland”

'We are delighted to return for our ninth year with our most exciting festival programme to date! Keep an eye on our social media for the latest announcements over the coming weeks as we bring our annual splash of colour and fun to Longford for all the family to enjoy...Longford’s Premier Festival is back and… Continue reading Cruthú Arts Festival: “Art in the Heart of Ireland”