Inis Issue 50


The April 2017 ‘Bumper’ edition, featuring artwork from Inis covers spanning the past fifty editions (with thanks to Kieran Nolan at, Conor & David at and Fintan Wall at

  • Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch remembers Robert Dunbar
  • Sarah Odedina traces the tradition of magazines for children
  • Kim Harte sits down with Conor Hackett
  • Dr Patricia Kennon discusses what makes a book ‘excellent’
  • Margaret Ann Suggs on 20 years of illustration in Ireland
  • Mairi Kidd and Micky Flynn discuss a special title and how it came to be
  • Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan in conversation with Gráinne Clear
  • We look at forty years of the Writers in Schools scheme
  • An overview of children’s publishing in Ireland/Léargas ginerálta ar fhoilsitheorieacht do pháistí in Éirinn
  • Fifty issues, fifty covers
  • Buaileann an t-údar Patricia Forde le Gaeilgeoirí óga i nGaillimh
  • A special announcement celebrating twenty years of Children’s Books Ireland
  • The annual Children’s Books Ireland International Conference
  • Reviews