Become a Young Storykeeper!

Become a Young Storykeeper!

Entries have now closed, check back on June 13th to see the stories showcased for Cruinniú na nÓg!



Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words are inviting 7-12 year-olds to light up their imaginations and become Young Storykeepers!

For Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, 7-12 year-olds are invited to create an original story inspired by lighthouses. Your unique 500-word story can take any form; from short story to poem to play, or even a song, comic or illustration!

The story must involve a lighthouse, a buoy or even a helper vessel like the ILV Granuaile.

The lighthouse/buoy/vessel in your story can serve any purpose, it can be a real or fictitious setting or even a character in your tale!



Every storykeeper (that’s you!) will receive a family ticket to any Great Lighthouses of Ireland visitor attraction, to be used when the sites re-open in accordance with Government guidelines. Terms and conditions apply with some attractions subject to availability.

The Great Lighthouses of Ireland attractions you could visit are: Fanad, Loop, Valentia, Hook and Rathlin West Light.

A limited number of family passes will be offered for Fastnet Rock Boat Tours and Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours, these will be allocated via a lottery system.

Start planning a great day out in the future!


Cruinniú na nÓg 

Everyone’s stories will be included in a digital magazine that will be launched as part of Cruinniú na nÓg on 13 June. They’ll also feature on the both Great Lighthouses of Ireland’s and Fighting Words’ websites.

And you never know – your story may even be selected to be animated and showcased online too!


Boy with glasses writing


For full entry details and more information, see Young Storykeepers, for top story writing tips, suggestions and handy how-to videos, visit Fighting Words.

Entries close at 5pm, 19 May 2020.




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