AT 95-years-young, Ireland’s oldest working journalist showed no signs of slowing down when he launched his latest book in Twomey’s Ivy Lounge Bar in Castletownbere recently.
SIXTEEN-year-old Kate McCarthy from Caheragh, Skibbereen who recently launched her first art workbook for children Fun Art for Kids is celebrating a deal with the Musgrave Group who are now stocking her book in SuperValu stores throughout West Cork.
The Fun Art for Kids workbook provides children with interactive art exercises with mini tutorials on the colour wheel, 3D pictures, collage and much more.
The idea for the publication of the workbook grew out of exercises Kate used while supervising children at the Vinefield Studio Saturday group in Skibbereen where one pupil was awarded the top prize in the Texaco Children’s Art competition.
The book is dedicated to Kate’s mother who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year who encouraged her daughter to pursue her love of art and art teaching.
Kate said, “I decided to set about work on a book mostly for my own enjoyment. I love the freedom art brings, allowing you to escape reality and create an imaginary world where anything is possible.
INSPIRE Books and Schull Books have teamed up to publish a completely re-typeset reproduction of George Bennett’s much-sought-after History of Bandon, and of the principal towns in the West Riding of County Cork originally published in1869.
The book is arguably “the best Irish local history book ever published”, according to Inspire Classic Books series editor Perry O’Donovan.
“Like all good local studies, in microcosm it tells a much larger story, in this case, the story of a whole people-an empire, indeed-and that of a vigorous, revolutionary ideology, i.e., Reformation Protestantism.
THIS Thursday, Oct 20th sees a very special night for 16-year-old Kate McCarthy, when her book, Fun Art for Kids will be launched in Caheragh Community Hall in the company of special guests Nollaig Cleary and her All-Ireland winning team-mates.
Fun Art for Kids is a workbook with lots of projects to introduce children to the magic of drawing and painting.
It grew out of actual sheets Kate used while supervising children at the Vinefield Studio Saturday group.
One of her group was a winner in the Texaco Art competition in 2010.