Once upon a Place


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Stories and poems compiled by Eoin Colfer, author of Artemis Fowl

 ‘And with every word you read you will be transported to various places around Ireland where magic is as warm and golden as the summer sun.’

A collection of 11 short stories and 6 poems by Ireland’s top children’s writers, edited by Children’s Laureate Eoin Colfer and illustrated by world-renowned artist PJ Lynch.

This wonderful collection of poems and stories by Irish writers for children was compiled by Laureate na nÓg, Eoin Colfer, as part of his nationwide storytelling project, Once upon a Place. It captures stories by some of our very best writers and wraps them up with P.J.Lynch’s superb illustrations.

There are spooky stories and funny stories, adventurous stories and stories that take you back in time or to enchanted places – castles and rivers, fields and woods and parks, towers and towns and gardens, islands and beaches. The stories and poems come from all over Ireland – you might even find one from your own place.

Includes writing by Roddy Doyle, Pat Boran, Siobhán Parkinson, and many more …