Laureate na nÓg Niamh Sharkey is travelling to Cologne, Germany, today at the start of a two-week celebration of Irish illustration and Children’s Literature. Niamh, who is travelling with former laureate Siobhán Parkinson, will join other Irish writers and illustrators at the event. On 2nd of June, there will be opening of an exhibition of Irish illustrators, which will feature Niamh’s artwork along with fellow illustrators P.J. Lynch and Marie Louise Fitzpatrick.
After 6 days in Cologne, Niamh will travel to Annecy in France for the Annecy Animation Festival where the spotlight will be on Irish animation. So it will be a busy week for the Laureate.