Young Storykeepers | Volume One

To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg, Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.

Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!


illustration of children at a lighthouse


1,256 Super Submissions!


Great Lighthouses of Ireland and Fighting Words have devoured every single one of the 1,256 stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations submitted for the Young Storykeepers initiative.

With so many entries, these wonderful works will be showcased in a multi-volume Young Storykeepers digital magazine over the coming months.

To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg, an online day of free creativity for young people taking place on June 13thYoung Storykeepers: Volume One is now live.

See if your story is included in Volume One below!



If your story isn’t in the June edition of the digital magazine, don’t worry, you’ll definitely spot your work in the upcoming volumes. Happy reading and well done!


Awesome Animations

A number of stories were also selected for animation by Fighting Words’ talented volunteer team of illustrators and animators.

Watch all seven of these super stories brought to life through animation below: