In this section, you will find all the children’s books that we have developed as a Festival in recent years. We are very proud of these projects since they were very well received not only by our community but by a larger audience.

I Remember...

Written by Niamh Gleeson and illustrated by Ruth Ryan.

The plot of this lovely children’s book is about a little girl called Kate who loved listening to Nanny’s brilliant stories about growing up on Sheriff Street. But now she just sits in the chair and doesn’t even talk. “Ma says Nanny can’t remember things anymore. Why not? Is there a memory robber going around?”

Niamh Gleeson is a playwright and screenwriter. Her play ‘Dear Frankie’ was staged in the Gaiety Theatre and toured Ireland extensively. She is writer-in-residence in Marino College and her plays for children are performed for Primary School audiences every December. She has been an episode writer for RTE’s continuing drama, Fair City, since 2017. ‘I remember…’ is her first children’s book

This lovely children’s book can be purchased in
Cloud Cafe (North Strand Rd, Dublin 3)
Books at One (Louisbourgh, Co. Mayo)
Books Upstairs (D’Olier St, Dublin 2)
The Winding Stairs Bookshop (Ormond Quay, Dublin 1)
Book Haven (Dublin, Kildare, Meath)
Hodges Figgis (Dawson St, Dublin 2)
K&A Stores (Seville Place, Dublin1)
Spar (Vernon Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin 3) 
Or by sending an email to


The Fox at the Ha'Penny Bridge in Dublin

“The Fox at the Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin” is an illustrated storybook that we have developed at the Five Lamps Arts Festival. With illustrations from sixteen-year old Sophia Rafferty and the story written by Patricia McCarthy, this illustrated book is a visually engaging and entertaining treat for children of all ages.


Christmas Activity Book

We have developed this activity book for children for the festive season. Brilliantly illustrated by Ruth Ryan, the book has games and exercises for the young people in your lives this Christmas.

We deliver these books during the Christmas season

Five Lamps Arts Activity Book by John D. Ruddy

The Five Lamps Activity Book gives kids the opportunity to explore North Inner City Dublin’s past and present through colouring, mazes, word searches, and all sorts of fun activities. Illustrated by YouTuber and Historian John D. Ruddy, the book includes a pull-out map to colour in and display wherever you want! It’s a great way to explore the outside while having to stay inside a little longer.