Catherine Doyle | Ireland | Literature

The Storm Keeper's Island

Catherine Doyle’s love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own.

Catherine Doyle will explain how real life inspired the story behind 'The Storm Keeper’s' Island and how influences from her life have made their way into Fionn’s story. She will explore this concept with the audience, discussing how fact and fiction can be combined with a little touch of magic to create something very special.

Catherine will visit schools and libraries in rural County Galway as part of Baboró's outreach programme, in partnership with Galway Schools Library Service.

Author

Catherine Doyle

Catherine grew up beside the Atlantic Ocean in the west of Ireland. Her love of reading began with great Irish myths and legends, and fostered in her an ambition to one day write her own. 'The Storm Keeper’s Island' was her debut middle-grade novel, inspired by her real-life ancestral home of Arranmore Island, for which she won the Books Are My Bag Readers Award and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards. Catherine lives in Galway.

Venue

Galway City Library

Accessibility: Fully accessible

Parking: Hynes Yard car park, which is open 24 hours every day at €2.70 per hour, is a 2 minute walk from the cinema. Additionally, Jury’s Inn Hotel by the Spanish Arch is open from 09.00-00.00 Monday to Saturday and 10.00-18.00 Sunday at €2.20 per hour.

Public Bus: The 401 bus stops at the Spanish Arch, which is a 2 minute walk to the cinema.

Walking: The Galway City Library is an 11 minute walk from the Town Hall Theatre and a 1 minute walk from the Spanish Arch.