Ré Ó Laighléis

Ré Ó Laighléis
School, Library and Group Visits:
Ré Ó Laighléis has conducted visits to schools and libraries throughout Ireland and abroad for over twenty years. His novels and collections are widely used at primary, secondary and third levels and similarly by a general readership here at home, in Britain, Europe and North America. Works of his, such as Hooked, Ecstasy, Punk, Terror on the Burren, The Great Book of the Shapers et al. have been hailed as being amongst the most iconoclastic and mould-breaking writings in their genres over the past twenty years. Being a bilingual author, Ré works equally well in English or Irish, or indeed, bilingually.

How to arrange a Visit:*
Should you wish to have Ré Ó Laighléis visit you school, college, library or group, for purposes of a reading or a workshop, either of the following two means of doing so will be of help to you:

A Visit under the Writers in Schools Scheme:
Ré Ó Laighléis conducts the ‘Type B’ visit to schools and libraries under the Writers in Schools Scheme (WIS). Details on how to arrange such a visit can be found in the Writers in Schools section (WIS) of the Poetry Ireland website www.poetryireland.ie.

Visits through MÓINÍN (within Ireland):
Ré makes full-day and half-day visits by arrangement through MÓINÍN as follows:
(a) €350 per half-day rate (this is inclusive of his fee, travel and overnight expenses)
(b) €500 per full-day rate (this is inclusive of his fee, travel and overnight expenses).

Group Size:
Ré does not place any particular limit on group size and such can be a matter of discussion in the preliminary talks between the author and the organiser of the visit.

For security and legal reasons, as stipulated under the Child Protection Act, it is essential in the case of school groups that a teacher be in attendance at all times throughout a school or library visit.

Contact Details:
If you wish to have Ré visit your school, library or group, please contact MÓINÍN:
Phone: 065 7077256 (within Ireland) / 00 353 (0)65 707 7256 (outside of Ireland)


* So as to ensure maximum benefit from the visit for your group, pre-discussion with Ré of the details of the visit is an essential element in the achievement of that aim.

An Scríobhlann: Ré Ó Laighléis also gives courses in short story and novel writing in MÓINÍN’s training facility for writers, An Scríobhlann, in Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare.
(see separate section for information on An Scríobhlann >>).