Dare to Dream: Interactive Family History Event


With Sarah Webb

Age 7+ and Families

Sunday 17 November

Time: 12.15pm – 1.00pm

Venue: Boys’ School, Smock Alley Theatre

Free entry, Booking essential as places are limited


Find out about some of Ireland’s most remarkable people in this fun family event which includes history, dressing up and acting.

Sarah will introduce some of the remarkable people from Irish history who feature in her books, including Granuaile, ground-breaking 19th doctor and surgeon, Dr James Barry (aka Margaret Ann Bulkley), Antarctic explorer and Kerry man, Tom Crean and many more. A world of bravery, daring and adventure awaits!
Sarah Webb’s book, Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World, illustrated by Lauren O’Neill won the An Post Irish Book Awards, Senior Category. Her new book, Dare to Dream: Irish People Who Took on the World (and Won!) (The O’Brien Press) illustrated by Graham Corcoran is published by The O’Brien Press.




As our events are free of charge, we do tend to have no-shows on the day. If you are interested in attending on the day and we can accommodate you we will endeavour to do so. 

Sarah Webb is a children’s author who combines writing with schools visits, reading and giving workshops at festivals, and teaching creative writing. She has won two Irish Book Awards for her children’s books (for A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea and Blazing a Trail), as well as the Children’s Books Ireland Award for Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Books, awarded in 2015. Sarah worked for many years as a children’s bookseller and was writer in residence for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in 2016/2017: she is currently the Children’s Literary Advisor to Listowel Writers’ Week. For more, visit www.sarahwebb.info