Why The Moon Travels: Oein DeBharduin with Deirdre Sullivan

Why The Moon Travels: Oein DeBharduin with Deirdre Sullivan

Why the moon travels is a haunting collection of twenty tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community. Brave vixens, prophetic owls and stalwart horses live alongside the human characters as guides, protectors, friends and foes while spirits, giants and fairies blur the lines between this world and the otherworld. Collected by Oein DeBhairduin throughout his childhood, retold in his lyrical style, and beautifully illustrated by Leanne McDonagh.

Oein will be in conversation with Irish Book Award-winning YA author, Deirdre Sullivan.



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  • Venue: Online
  • Time: Tue 13 Oct, 7pm
  • Price: Free: Booking Required