Liam Collins (8) Reporting from The Childhood Poverty and Well-Being Summit at Dublin Castle!

Eight year old Liam Collins represents Kids’ Own at The Childhood Poverty and Well-Being Summit at Dublin Castle

Kids’ Own Launch SMILY Video Metamorphs

Kids’ Own launch our latest animation video Metamorphs!

Kids’ Own and Scoil Iosa Project Comes to an End.

Kids’ Own project with Scoil Iosa comes to an end with two fantastic workshops!

Latest Session of our “Four Seasons in Our Garden” Project

Exploring natures beauty: Recap of our Four Seasons In Our Garden Project at Cranmore Community Gardens.

Youth Advisory Group Sculpture Workshop with Andy Parsons!

Our YAG returns for the second fun filled workshop of 2024!

Artist Sarah Lundy Joins Creative Climate Action Workshop

Kids’ own Associate Artist, Sarah Ellen Lundy, recently participated in a dynamic Artists Day organised by Creative Climate Action and Creative Ireland.

Kids’ Own and SMILY launch ‘Metamorphs’ An All New Animation!

We are delighted to share our brand new video created in collaboration with SMILY LGBTQ+ Youth Group.

Kids’ Own New Project with Scoil Iosa, Ballina

Kids’ Own new project has kicked off in collaboration with Scoil Iosa in Ballina, Mayo

Our Youth Advisory Group Returns for 2024!

We’re delighted to announce the return of Kids’ Own Youth Advisory Group!

Kids’ Own Return to family project in Dungarvan

We were delighted to hold another round of workshops recently with children from the Traveller community in Dungarven.

Kids’ Own and Irish Penal Reform Trust Project is Underway!

Kids’ Own, Irish Penal Reform Trust and Bedford Row Family Project recently teamed up for an exciting outdoor art project with children and young people who have a family member in prison.

Kids’ Own Launch St Cecilia’s Artist-In-Residence Video!

Unleashing Creativity through Artist Residency at St Cecilia’s School: Video Documentary Release

Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own seeks Portal Assistant *POSITION FILLED*

Kids’ Own is seeking an experienced individual to assist with elements of the Arts in Education Portal programme in 2024.

Complimentary Copies of Grow Up Strong and The Real Us Books and Teacher Resources Available Now!

Kids’ Own are happy to offer schools complimentary copies of our publications Grow Up Strong and The Real Us together with the accompanying learning resource.



Kids’ Own latest Project with the IPRT

We’re thrilled to announce our latest project, which provides a supportive space for children with a family member in prison to come together and embark on a meaningful creative journey alongside a Kids’ Own associate artist and writer.

Embracing Community and Creativity: The First Cranmore Seasonal Gathering

On the evening of January 31st, in the surrounding of  Cranmore Community Gardens, we welcomed friends, families, and community members to our first seasonal gathering

TADA! Opens at F.E McWilliam Gallery and Studio

TADA! and exhibition by children for children opened it’s doors on 17th February 2024 at F.E McWilliam Gallery and Studios in Banbridge, County Down.

Our Lives Our Voices Research Findings


We are very pleased to publish the findings from the Our Lives, Our Voices research by Dr Susan McDonnell and Dr Tamsin Cavaliero. Our Lives Our Voices is a Kids’ Own project with Traveller and Roma children and young people in Cork.

Kids’ Own Celebrates Launch of Two New Books by Roma and Traveller Children in Cork

We are thrilled to share all about the latest Kids’ Own book launch in Cork featuring two new remarkable book titles . Grow Up Strong by children from the Travelling community and The Real Us crafted by Roma children, took centre stage at Nano Nagle Place amidst a flurry of excitement and support.

Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own seeks Graphic Designer (part-time) – POSITION FILLED



Kids’ Own is delighted to invite applications for the role of Graphic Designer (part-time) on a fixed-term basis for one year. This role is funded by the Arts Council Capacity Building Scheme.

Kids’ Own is a children’s arts organisation that prioritises meaningful collaboration between children and young people and professional artists through arts processes. We are also a publishing house, and Ireland’s only dedicated publisher of books by children. The in-house Graphic Designer will work closely with other team members to support the activities of Kids’ Own.
The specifications of the role are set out below.

Key Responsibilities
Reporting to the CEO and Operations Manager, duties will include, but not be limited to:

Essential requirements

Applicants must have:

Requisite skills
It is desired that the successful applicant would have:

To make an application, candidates should send a detailed cover letter outlining suitability and motivation for the role, along with a current CV to:
Ciara Gallagher, CEO and Creative Director, Kids’ Own: [email protected]
Deadline for applications is: 22nd February 2024.

This is a part-time role (2 days p/week) for a fixed term of one year.
Salary: €34,000 pro-rata
Shortlisting will apply.

Discover the Magic of Water, Soil, and Nature in Our Community Gardens!

As we bid farewell to the winter season of our Four Seasons In Our Garden project at the wonderful Community Garden in Cranmore, with our partners Cranmore Co-op, we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the incredible journey we’ve had exploring the wonders of water, soil, and the environment.

Kids’ Own Publishing Unveils Inspiring Books by Traveller and Roma Children in Cork Our Four Seasons in Cranmore project considers the power of water and intention Our Lives, Our Voices; Kid’s Own New Book Titles Have Arrived! Kids’ Own Celebrate World Children’s Day and Our Final Youth Advisory Group Session Kids’ Own Facilitate Creative Workshops at ATU Sligo



SMILY Sligo and Kids’ Own Collaborate on Empowering LGBTQ+ Video Project A Bright Light is Launched at The Model! Kids’ Own Project Four Seasons In Our Garden is Underway Welcoming Associate Writer Sarah O’Keeffe to Kids’ Own Kids’ Own Second Group Session with EPIC Youth Council : Art, Conversation and Engagement Explore Our Latest Publication; Compass of Change – Let Dignity Be Our Compass Kids’ Own receives €18K Movement for Good Award UN International Day for Eradication of Poverty “That’s Me” Book Launch at St. Cecilia’s School Celebrates Creative Expression of Children with Learning Disabilities St Cecila’s Teacher Triona O’Dowd Hill Visits Artist Andy Parson’s Studio Kids’ Own Youth Advisory Group Strategises on Reaching More Children and Young People Young Advisory Group Session Four Our That’s Me Book Has Arrived! Kids’ Own seeks freelance Grant Writer (temporary) to assist with developing and writing funding applications. Kids’ Own Young Writers Group Comes To An End For Now! Youth Advisory Group – Creative Session Three! Starting School Returns for a New Generation of Little Learners on Their First Day Kids’ Own and EPIC New Book Project Early Years Pilot: Inspiring Minds in Sligo Town Early Years Pilot: Farmyard Miniworld, Ballintogher Kids’ Own New Title A Bright Light Arrives! Kids’ Own is part of new pilot programme: the Arts in Early Learning & Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) scheme Kids’ Own is a Recipient of the Creative Ireland Climate Action Fund! Kids’ Own Young Advisory Group Session Two Kids’ Own Youth Advisory Group is Underway! Love is Love Book Review by Robyn Watch our Children Who Foster Project’s Creative Stop-Motion Animations! New Artist in Residence Project with St Cecilia’s in Sligo Can’t Lose Cant is back in Stock! Dungarven Early Years Project Update Kids’ Own and Cruinniú na nÓg at Sligo Library Children Who Foster: Coming Soon! Join Kids’ Own Youth Advisory Group! Arts for Everyone: St Cecelia’s Book is on the Way! Accessing the Arts: Research Findings from Dr Amy Hanna Young Writers Podcast Episode Five is here Young Writers Podcast Episode Four




Episode Three of our Young Writers Podcast has dropped!



Leah Russell announced as Researcher on our Early Years Project Episode Two of our Young Writers Podcast Tune in to our Young Writers Podcast Here’s The Tribe: An evaluation of our Young Writers Project Buoyant Anthology Book Launch Hearts and Minds Project – a creative exploration with Down Syndrome children Kids’ Own announce the launch of Buoyant!



Early Years Project in partnership with Dungarvan Traveller Community Health Project Classic Kids’ Own Titles return! Meet Our Marketing and Communications Officer : Lorna Golden Young Writers Prepare for an Exciting New Book Launch! Young Writers Group Book Pre-Launch Meeting in Derry Some Highlights from 2022! Reflections on Kids’ Own’s 25th Anniversary Conference Roundup Job Opportunity: Kids’ Own seeks Communications and Marketing Officer (part-time) “Blackberry Ink” Project Video marking UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty Kids’ Own 25th Anniversary Conference: Ticket Booking Now Open! Kids’ Own seeks researcher on play-based early years project Artist Sarah Lundy Reflects on Green Futures Project The Green Futures Project with Cranmore Co-Op UN Day for Eradication of Poverty 2022 Announcing Kids’ Own’s 25th Anniversary Conference: 25th November, the Model, Sligo New Kids’ Own Publication | Kind Hearts Children Who Foster Big Little Library Video Global Goals Week Tommy Flavin joins the Board of Kids’ Own Meeting our Arts in Education Portal Manager: Edel Doherty Culture Night Sligo 2022 A-Z Alphabet of Actions Foldout Publication Meet our Operations Manager: Emma Kavanagh Meet our Digital Marketing Officer: Katie Whelan “Right by Us” Project Video Kids’ Own “Love is Love” book radio Interview Meet our Project Manager: Lorna Kavanagh The Green Futures Project