Young Storykeeper

1,256 Super Submissions!

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland have devoured every single one of the 1,256 stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations submitted for our Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!


Let’s make a deal! When the current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, we will go to shows, eat in restaurants, play sport, have parties and give granny a big kiss.

But until then: wash your hands, cough into your sleeve, maintain social distancing and make a book with us!

We Want Your Stories! Send Your Creative Writing to Fighting Words

During this time when we might find ourselves with more time,  it's time for more stories! Fighting Words is inviting children and young people to write and share their writing with us.Primary School Age Writers (Age 6-12): The Fighting Words Story-Starter

Scríbhneoirí Bunscoile (Aois 6-12): 'Story-Starter' Fighting Words

We have invented the Story-Starter, which we hope will spark your imagination and help you get started on a story.  You can change anything you want in the story - you don't have to include all the ideas generated in the Story-Starter.

Office Closed But We Are Open

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in line with Government guidelines, the offices of Fighting Words will be closed until further notice. All programmes in all centres and partner organisation locations are suspended for the time being.

We are offering many new online programmes and you can still contact our staff in the usual way.

Online Resources to Keep Young Writers Creating!

Friends of Fighting Words are offering the following to keep young minds engaged during the school closure period:

  • Fighting Words wants your stories! Call for submissions from writers at both primary and secondary level found here.
  • Writers of all ages are also welcome to participate in the Global Writing Lockdown! It's an intiative of writing centres for children around the world. Read all about it here.
  • The great folks at The Ark have lots of resources - head to their site for music, dance and much more!
  • Our friends at Brown Bag Labs have compiled great lists of educational resources and animation websites to keep young minds active and creative!
  • Primary school kids in 1st through 6th class can check out the daily Home School Hub on RTÉ television and on the RTÉ Player. There is even more fun learning games and activities on the RTÉ Learn page - including Fighting Words videos!