Young Storykeepers Volume Two

​Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.

Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!

1,256 Super Submissions!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!

Sent to us from every corner of the island of Ireland and beyond, the creativity has shone through and every Young Storykeeper should be very proud!

Young Storykeepers: Volume Two is Here!

See if your story is included in Volume Two below!

Below are just some of the stellar submissions included in Young Storykeepers: Volume Two. In addition to the stories, poems and illustrations created by the young authors, a team of Fighting Words volunteer illustrators and animators created original artwork for the Young Storykeeper project.

Further editions of Young Storykeeper will be published in the coming months. We look forward to sharing all the amazing creativity from all of these young authors.

 two lighthouses on small rocks separated by a narrow channel

Drawing of a green lighthouse


a watercolour style graphic of an adult and child playing in the sand in front of a white lighthouse

Awesome Animations & Songs

A number of stories were also selected for animation by Fighting Words’ talented volunteer team of illustrators and animators.

Some of the stories were even sent in by young animators and songwriters themselves!

Watch all four of these fantastic works below:

Watch all of the of the super stories brought to life through animation by Storykeepers and Fighting Words’ brilliant team of animators and illustrators in the playlist.

Young Storykeepers: Volume One | June 2020

The first volume of Young Storykeepers was launched on 13 June 2020 to celebrate Creative Ireland’s Cruinniú na nÓg initiative. You can read it here:

Fighting Words wishes to acknowledge the support of Creative Ireland for this programme #CreativeIreland  #Storykeeper #InThisTogether