- Age: 8-12
- Performer: Sarah Webb
This event is for school groups only.
What it is about…
Find out about some of Ireland’s most remarkable women and men in this interactive workshop featuring storytelling and drama.
In this event you will hear about some remarkable Irish-American women and men, from champion of workers’ rights, Mother Jones, to gold prospector, Nellie Cashman, plus Anne Sullivan who was Helen Keller’s ground-breaking teacher, submarine inventor, John Holland and American Civil War solider, Albert DJ Cashier who had a remarkable secret.
You will get the chance to act out a scene from the life of ground-breaking 19th doctor Dr James Barry (aka Margaret Ann Bulkley), dress up as Hollywood star, Maureen O’Hara, and explore the Antarctic with sailor, Tom Crean.
And you will also try on the robe of the first female President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.
Are you as brave and daring as the women and men from Ireland’s history? Come to this event and find out!
Based on the true-life tales from Sarah’s book, Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World illustrated by Lauren O’Neill (which won an Irish Book Award), and Dare to Dream: Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!), illustrated by Graham Corcoran this event is a must for classes who love finding out new facts!
Sarah Webb is an award-winning children's writer based in Dublin, Ireland. She has published over eighteen books for children, including: A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea, illustrated by Steve McCarthy (which won an Irish Book Award) and the Ask Amy Green series (Walker Books and Candlewick Books, US).
In 2015 she was awarded the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Literature.