Join Laureate na nÓg Áine Ní Ghlinn and illustrator Andrew Whitson online for a special poetry and drawing event inspired by the buzzing of bees. Learn to draw Billí Beach, find out what méiríní púca are, and write your own version of this busy, buzzy poem.

Please note this is a bilingual event in English and Irish. Suitable for ages 8 to 12 at home, in school, after school groups or libraries.

The link to access Ag buzzáil leis an Laureate will be available from 9am, Friday 23 September 2022 until 5pm on Friday September 30th


Áine Ní Ghlinn is the sixth Laureate na nÓg. She is the first author writing exclusively in the Irish language to be appointed to the role. Áine has written twenty-eight books for children, as well as five collections of poetry for adults. Her ambition as Laureate is to lift the cloak of invisibility from Irish language authors and books, encouraging children and young people to read for pleasure as Gaeilge.


Andrew Whitson is an award-winning artist based in Belfast. He has illustrated over twenty books including the Ríta series and Muireann series, and is currently ag foghlaim Gaeilge. Andrew is also the founder of the Irish-language publishing house An tSnáthaid Mhór.