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Monday, 20 June 2016

Donegal Children Feature in Unique Book and Exhibition

Excitement was in the air at the recent launch of "Crafty Kids ​Guide to Donegal​ and its Wild Atlantic Way" local visitors guide and exhibition recently in The Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny.

Children from schools throughout Donegal filled the room with energy and squeals of joy and laughter as they each found their piece of creative work on the walls of the exhibition or in the book itself.

Launch of the Crafty Kids Guide to Donegal and its Wild Atlantic Way at the Regional cultural Centre in Letterkenny. Image courtesy of CraftyKids.ie 
Teachers and parents were excitedly pulled over  to view these works of art and for many of the children this was one of the greatest days of their life. The honour of  their drawings and stories appearing on the walls of an exhibition, telling their own story about their  Donegal.
A scribble wall at the event gave the children the opportunity to say how they were feeling about their new found fame, one little girl posted "I love today because my story was on the wall" another said "I never had my picture in a book before".

Writing on the scribble wall. Image courtesy of CraftyKids.ie

This was  made possible through the creation of the new local Donegal Visitors Guide from Crafty Kids and  Evelyn Mc Marketing "Crafty Kids ​Guide to Donegal​ and its Wild Atlantic Way", supported by Fáilte Ireland and Wild Atlantic Way.

From Left Joan Crawford Fáilte Ireland, Evelyn Mc Glynn Editor of Crafty Kids Guide To Donegal and Its Wild Atlantic Way, Toni Forrester Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce and Iga Lawne Donegal Tourism Ltd at the recent launch of the new local guide to Donegal. Image courtesy of CraftyKids.ie

The book is written by local school children through their stories and artwork telling the visitor what to see and enjoy on their visit to Donegal. Many locals at the launch commented that there were many locations in the book that they were unaware of and vowed to explore them during the Summer ahead.

The book is available to buy in Crafty Kids stores in Letterkenny Retail Park or Letterkenny Shopping Centre or online at craftykids.ie  or in various locations throughout Donegal. Check out their Crafty Kids Facebook Page  or call (074) 911 3455 for further information.

Look, there I am! Image courtesy of CraftyKids.ie