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.

Read DL Festival 2023

The Read DL Online Festival is now open!

Read DL Events

We have a wonderful list of events that are running until the end of the project. Click here to find out more!

Writing Competition

yellow house on a foggy grass field
A yellow house sat on the edge of two worlds…

The annual writing competition has now been released. If you would like to take part, please check out our information below!

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? 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!

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