Leitrim’s Wild Words festival gets underway today

The magical world of children’s books will be celebrated in County Leitrim this weekend.

Some of the country’s leading writers and illustrators are among those taking part in the Wild Words festival at venues across Carrick on Shannon from today.

Small people and teens can get involved with storytelling and writing masterclasses with a fee incurred for some classes while the festival will publish the best of entries from a nationwide competition on Saturday evening.

Philip Delamere, who is the arts officer for Leitrim County Council says there is something on offer for everyone: