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13 June 2020

Become a Young Storykeeper

  • Workshop

Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words are inviting 7-12 year-olds to light up their imaginations and become Young Storykeepers.

For Cruinniú na nÓg, 7-12 year-olds are invited to create an original story inspired by lighthouses. Your unique 500-word story can take any form; from short story to poem to play, or even a song, comic or illustration!

The story must involve a lighthouse, a buoy or even a helper vessel like the ILV Granuaile. The lighthouse/buoy/vessel in your story can serve any purpose, it can be a real or fictitious setting or even a character in your tale! Every story keeper (that’s you!) will receive a family ticket to a Great Lighthouses of Ireland visitor attraction of their choice, to be used when the lockdown is lifted. Take a look at start planning a great day out in the future! Deadline for submissions 19th May

Everyone’s stories will be included in a digital magazine that will be launched as part of Cruinniú na nÓg on 13 June and featured on the websites of both Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words. And you never know, your story may even be transformed into an animation and included on the Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words websites!

For entry details and more information about Young Storykeepers, as well as story writing tips, suggestions and handy how to videos: or


Become a young Storykeeper

Online Event

13 Jun 2020

Age range

All ages