AnnMarie McCarthy

AnnMarie McCarthy

AnnMarie McCarthy is a native of Limerick. She has taken a degree in Fashion Design from the Limerick College of Art and Design. She has also garnered a diploma in Children’s Book Illustration from the London Art College and is an award-winning Children’s Knitwear Designer. Her first book was Fungie, on which Ré Ó Laighléis collaborated. AnnMarie and Ré further collaborated on Fungie & Mara – AnnMarie creating the illustrations and Ré writing the bilingual English/Irish text. Fungie & Mara was published in February 2011. A new edition of Fungie, with accompanying DVD was published in August 2011.

In 2012, she and Ré have produced both the third book in the bilingual ‘Fungie’ series, i.e., ‘Fungie & An Tine Mhór’ and the stand-alone ‘An Coileach a Chailleann a Ghlór’. They are currently collaborating on a whole new series for younger readers.

AnnMarie is widely-sought after for her much-lauded, energetic and lively workshops in schools and libraries.