Cárthach and Séamus were the special guests for the launch of a Scéal Trail in the Rathcairn playground on Monday. Meath County Council Library Service recently installed the Scéal Trail as a fun way to bring together the enjoyment of reading, a love of the outdoors and some physical activity.
The library’s choice for the scéal trail is Mo Chuid Amhráin Ghaeilge, illustrated by Trim-based author Tatyana Feeney and published by My Irish Books. This book features six traditional Irish songs which come to life when you scan the QR code on each story panel. Ms Feeney also took the opportunity to visit the children from Junior Infants and Senior Infants in Scoil Uí Ghramhnaigh, who were treated to a book gift and activity pack to bring home and share with their families. She also led the Junior Infants in a monster doodle.
Leas Chathaoirleach of Kells MD Cllr Mike Bray commended the library service on launching this “fun, educational activity which young children can enjoy. It provides a great opportunity to build children’s interest in traditional Irish songs while enjoying fun in the playground”. CE Fiona Lawless said that “it was a great way to promote the reading of books beyond the physical library space”.
Copies of ‘Mo Chuid Amhráin Ghaeilge’ are available to borrow from any Meath library. You can download a story-related activity pack and discover other resources here: https://www.meath.ie/council/council-services/libraries/sceal-trail-mo-chuid-amhrain-ghaeilge