Niamh Sharkey, Laureate na nÓg!

*This post is dated May 10th, 2012*


The first official portrait of Niamh as the new Laureate na nÓg

After a whirlwind Tuesday which saw picture book maker Niamh Sharkey inaugurated as our second Laureate na nÓg, we’re delighted to finally have time to put pen to (virtual) paper and tell you all about it. Actually, why don’t we let President Higgins and Niamh herself do it for us?

Niamh with some ravenous young readers!

We’re delighted with all the goodwill and excitement around Niamh’s appointment, summed up in David Maybury’s tweet:

It was also great to see so many media outlets featuring Niamh and the Laureate project, (click on the pics for full articles, where available):

The Irish Independent

The Irish Times

The Irish Examiner


The Metro Herald














The event was also covered by RTE News2Day, with the same report being featured on Six One News:

Other media spots include:

The John Murray show on RTE Radio 1

BBC Radio Ulster Arts Extra

The Right Hook on Newstalk

Congratulations have been rolling in, including some from:

Brown Bag Films

The Arts Council

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Illustrators Ireland

Barefoot Books

Walker Books

Phew! Niamh, along with some young fans will be featured on RTE Radio Junior’s Little Pages this weekend and don’t forget that you can catch Niamh in the flesh, making the keynote address at the CBI annual conference on the 19th and 20th May. There are still some spaces left, so get your skates on and book today!