Damian Larkin

  • All the info on the Izzy Gift Boxes

    Izzy’s Football Gift Box (1) PDF We are working hard on loading up the Izzy gift boxes. They will be for sale very soon. We will have 6 different types of Izzy gift boxes. I did my best to keep this simple, but I really wanted to give our loyal …

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  • All Ireland Ladies Gaelic Football Championship Finals Day

    Tomorrow is the biggest day in the ladies’ Gaelic football calendar. Championship finals day, three finals in one day! Izzy has put together this short handy video with some fun facts about the day and the game of ladies Gaelic football. https://emmalarkinbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Facts-about-All-Ireland-finals-day.mp4

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  • Easter Izzy Colouring Competition!

    To celebrate the Easter holidays, its competition time at Emma Larkin Books. Colouring competition time to be exact! The prize is a signed copy of Izzy’s Magical Football Adventure AND Izzy’s Magical Camogie Adventure as well as an Izzy book mark AND an Izzy child size face mask. All you …

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  • Great news! I am writing a brand new book for O’Brien Press

    I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I am writing a brand new children’s book for O’Brien Press which will be published in 2022. It is an absolute dream come true for me to become an OBP author. Their books and authors are superb and their children’s books in particular …

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  • Online Exhibition of Entries for the “#I love my boots because” competition

    I was absolutely delighted to be involved in this wonderful venture with the team at Inspiring You and at the Museum of Childhood, Ireland. Below is an online exhibition of some of the wonderful entries by primary school children to the #ilovemybootsbecause competition. Have a look, the creativity is amazing. …

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  • He won! A short tale of our last pre-pandemic trip, when our son won a trip of a lifetime, a visit to Arsenal’s Training Grounds in London.

    London– Paddy’s Arsenal Competition Win and trip! – Written in February 2020, just before the Covid 19 pandemic. Author’s note: This was written just pre- pandemic in February 2020. I had written this post with the intention of posting it, but it didn’t seem like the right time when the …

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  • We were featured on Ireland AM!!!

    Saturday morning was very exciting for “Emma Larkin Books” and our Izzy books, as we were featured on the “Backing Business” segment on Ireland AM. This was a dream come true to be featured on national television and I am extremely grateful to Ireland AM and Virgin Media for this …

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    Proudly supporting SVP Word Power Campaign

    I am so proud to be supporting the St. Vincent de Paul  Word Power campaign by donating €1 from every book sold.  Books have always been incredibly important to me – I cannot imagine my life without them so I am absolutely thrilled to contribute to getting more books into …

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    Izzy’s Magical Camogie Adventure made the RTE Christmas Gift Guide List!!!

    Two weeks ago, on a quiet Tuesday morning during mid-term, I was scrolling through the newly released RTE Christmas Gift Guide online, when there is was, “Izzy’s Magical Camogie Adventure”!!!! Izzy in all her glory, holding her hurley (yes hurley, not hurl!) was one of four children’s books on the …

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  • Books to get children reading

    “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.”– J.K. Rowling I love reading. I have always loved reading and it brings me so much joy. My parents were readers and there were always lots of books in the house. My Mom and my aunt were always …

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  • Full of herself

    When I was a teenager, one of the worst things that a person could be accused of was being “full of herself”. What does being “full of herself” mean? It would generally mean a person had a high opinion of themselves, maybe walked with a bit of a swagger and …

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  • Sea swimming

    Tenby Harbour, Wales, July 2018Ballybunion beach August 2020Post run and swim in Lahinch, July 2020Lahinch beach, July 2020 Over the past two years, I have become, if not obsessed, then very drawn to the idea of sea swimming. But not exactly swimming, more just going into the ocean and messing around …

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  • 2020 Staycation in Clare & the Aran Islands

    We should have been in Italy last week. We had booked ten days in a campsite near Venice last January, our first family holiday to Italy. We were all so excited, it looked amazing, a family friendly campsite right on the beach with loads of pools for the kids, it …

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  • Izzys Magical Camogie Adventure

    Izzy’s Magical Camogie Adventure

    The second book in the “Izzy” series is out now! Follow along with Izzy on her latest adventure in camogie! Click here to buy now! Izzy is a seven-year-old girl who loves Gaelic football and camogie. One day, Izzy puts on her great grandmothers’ bracelet and something unexpected and magical …

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  • Twenty Years a Mother

    Emma Larkin Books – what drives and inspires me, plans for the future and reflections on 20 years as a Mother  My eldest child turned twenty yesterday and it made me stop and think. We celebrated his birthday yesterday, well as best we could under lockdown! I started reflecting on …

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  • Article on Emma @ her.ie

    https://www.her.ie/books/author-emma-larkin-on-the-touching-inspiration-behind-her-book-izzys-magical-football-adventure-493019

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  • Official Launch of Izzy’s Magical Football Adventure

    We had an incredible time at the official launch of Izzy’s Magical Football Adventure.   Download the Launch Press Release

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  • Delighted that David Clifford read about Izzy’s adventures today!

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  • Profile on Emma in Women on Wednesday in the Echo

    https://www.echolive.ie/wow/Cork-woman-says-her-All-Ireland-winning-Nana-inspired-her-childrens-book–451b7380-681a-4ce7-b9ce-0fce2f89b091-ds

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