Events

If your school, library, bookshop or festival are interested in a fun filled 'Where Are You, Puffling?' interactive story and art event... learning a little about the Skellig islands' wildlife along the way.

Please contact books@obrien.ie

“We went to Gerry Daly's World Book Day event for "Where are you, Puffling?", and my oh my, what a treat. Gerry was informative, fun and well-able to establish and maintain the attention of his young audience. His easy manner helped to harness the children's creativity and enthusiasm, after setting a good context through the reading and drawing demonstration. The children were delighted with their creations. Thanks Gerry for a great morning trip, we all really enjoyed it!”

Ms O'Sullivan, 1st class teacher - St Joseph's National School

“It was a really lovely event, and all the children (and parents) were very animated in their praise afterwards. We had ordered extra books in for the day but ended up having to order more because of the demand to bring ‘Where Are You, Puffling?’ home for a read!”

Ciara, Celbridge library

“The author's visit today with Gerry Daly was a huge success. The kids loved seeing the process of how to make books and loved hearing about his path to becoming an illustrator. He was very positive with the kids and encouraging of their efforts. He also had a big love for animals which he happily shared with the children and them with him too! All in all it was a great success and we were delighted he was able to visit our class.”

Mary, 3rd class Teacher - Maynooth Educate Together

“Thanks Gerry, the children really enjoyed your workshop, from your reading of the book through to your "magic" drawings. They really believed you were a magician, recreating Puffling on a page in front of their eyes. Thanks so much for such an engaging session. A truly memorable first outing for the Junior Infants of Leixlip ETNS.”

Mary, Principal - Leixlip Educate Together National School

“The Claddagh Festival of Children's Books was delighted to welcome Gerry and his magical creations to Galway. Gerry's easy manner and natural talent combined to draw both young and not-so-young into the wonderful world of story, illustration and Ireland's wealth of natural beauty. He and puffling are welcome back anytime!”

Seán - Claddagh Festival of Children's Books, Galway

“It was fantastic having Gerry Daly in our shop teaching the local school children about puffins! The kids had a wonderful time and Gerry is a really great storyteller. They all walked away with colouring sheets and their own pictures of puffins he taught them to draw! It really is the kind of event that leads kids to have a love of creativity and reading.”

Jamie, The Book Centre, Wexford

Upcoming:

  • All events currently on hold due to the pandemic.

    Looking forward to resuming visits to schools, libraries and festivals as soon as is possible.

Past events:

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Easons, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

    Date: Thurs 12th March 2020

    Time: 11:30am - 12:30am

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Dubray Books, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

    Date: Thurs 12th March 2020

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Book Centre, 5 S Main St, Ferrybank South, Wexford

    Date: Wed 11th March 2020

    Time: 10:30am - 11:30am

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Book Centre, 25 John Robert Square, Waterford

    Date: Tues 10th March 2020

    Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm (2 events)

  • Event: World Book Day - Puffling Children's Trail

    Venue: National Trust UK, various places

    Date: Sat 7th March - Sun 8th March 2020

    Time: See link for all places participating

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Dubray Books, Bray, Co. Wicklow

    Date: Fri 6th March 2020

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Halfway Up The Stairs, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

    Date: Fri 6th March 2020

    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Dubray Books, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

    Date: Thurs 5th March 2020

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, Dublin 2

    Date: Thurs 5th March 2020

    Time: 11:15am - 12:15pm

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Easons, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1

    Date: Wed 4th March 2020

    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Dubray Books, Rathmines, Dublin 6

    Date: Tues 3rd March 2020

    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Charlie Byrnes, The Cornstore, Middle St, Galway

    Date: Mon 2nd March 2020

    Time: 17:00pm - 18:00pm

  • Event: World Book Day

    Venue: Dubray, 4 Shop Street, Galway

    Date: Mon 2nd March 2020

    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

  • Event: Alexandra College - Junior School

    Venue: Milltown Road, Dublin 6

    Date: Thurs 13th Feb 2020

    Time: 9:15am - 10:15am

  • Event: Claddagh Festival of Children’s Books

    Venue: Claddagh National School, St Dominic's Rd, Galway, County Galway

    Date: Fri 22nd November 2019

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Event: Halfway Up the Stairs Children's Bookshop

    Venue: Halfway Up the Stairs, La Touche Place, Greystones, Co. Wicklow

    Date: Sat 26th October 2019

    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: Leixlip Library, Co. Kildare

    Date: Thurs 10th October 2019

    Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: Maynooth Library, Co. Kildare

    Date: Thurs 10th October 2019

    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: Scoil na Mainstreach, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

    Date: Thurs 10th October 2019

    Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: Naas Library, Co. Kildare

    Date: Wed 9th October 2019

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: Athy Library, Co. Kildare

    Date: Wed 9th October 2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: St. Conleth's Infant School, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

    Date: Tues 8th October 2019

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

  • Event: Children's Book Festival

    Venue: Kildare Town Library, Co. Kildare

    Date: Tues 8th October 2019

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Event: Irish Sign Language Festival

    Venue: Athy Library, Co. Kildare

    Date: Sat 28th September 2019

    Time: 11:00am

  • Event: Summer Stars Festival

    Venue: Celbridge Community Library, St Patricks Park, Donaghcumper, Celbridge, Co. Kildare

    Date: Wed 17th July 2019

    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

  • Event: Hinterland Festival

    Venue: Iona Hall, Kells, Co. Meath

    Date: Sun 30th June 2019

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Event: School event

    Venue: Raven Books, Blackrock, County Dublin

    Date: Thurs 16th May 2019

    Time: 9.30am - 10:30am

  • Event: School event

    Venue: Dubray Books, Grafton Street, Dublin 2

    Date: Fri 22nd March 2019

    Time: 9.00am - 10:00am

Where are you Puffling collection of Puffins and Pufflings for events
The Puffling Posse
Child's drawing of a Puffin
Children drawing puffins
Child's drawing of Puffling'
Child's drawing of Puffling'
Child's drawing of Puffling'