Read DL 2023

This year, for 2023, we have chosen The Lost Girl King by Catherine Doyle.

From the author of the bestselling Storm Keeper trilogy comes a new, spellbinding adventure.

Amy and Liam Bell have been packed off to stay at Gran’s house in the wilds of Connemara for the summer. Out for a walk on the first morning of their holiday, they trace the flight of a hawk to a nearby waterfall – only to watch the bird disappear through it. Intrigued, the children follow and soon realise they’ve discovered the entrance to Tír na nÓg, the legendary land of eternal youth.

But they’ve been tricked. Almost immediately Liam is captured by a troop of headless horsemen who take him to Tarlock, the ruling sorcerer of Tír na nÓg, who is seeking the bones of a human child for a sinister new spell.

Packed with edge-of-your seat adventure, incredible imagination, humour and warmth, The Lost Girl King is the rare kind of story that has you reading long past lights out.

Registration Now Closed!

Registration has now closed for Read DL 2023. But don’t worry; there are lots of ways to still get involved. Did you know that there are digital and audio versions you can download online?

Plus, you can visit your local Donegal Library to get a copy!

Also, we will be updating this website with lots of educational resources, and we will have an exciting 2023 festival for everyone to enjoy. More details to be announced soon!

Save the date! The Read DL Festival will be happening in March 2023; make sure to keep checking this page for updates.