We are already half-way through The Twelves Stories of Christmas with Sheila O'Flanagan providing the starting point with 'A Very Busy Christmas' read by Úna Kavanagh in English/ 'Nollaig Fíor-Ghnóthach' léite ag Áine Ní Ghlinn as Gaeilge.

Sheila O'Flanagan is an author of fiction and a journalist. With over 25 books published both in Ireland and internationally, she was also awarded the Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year award in 2011. She has also published two books for children.

Léifidh Áine Ní Ghlinn tús scéil Nollag Sheila. Is iriseoir dátheangach, scríbhneoir do leanaí, drámadóir agus file í Áine. Múineann sí an scríbhneoireacht chruthaitheach do leanaí is do dhaoine fásta araon. Déanann sí ceardlanna Gaeilge agus litríochta do mhúinteoirí a éascú. Tá go leor duaiseanna scríbhneoireachta agus Gaeilge buaite aici, mar shampla The Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship don fhilíocht i 2019.


Sheila's story starter is read by Úna Kavanagh, an actress, artist and longtime collaborator with Fighting Words, who has worked with young people all over Ireland as part of the Young Playwrights Programme. Úna was the winner of Best Actress Award for her role in The Good Word at the 'Underground Cinema Awards, 2015. She was most recently seen as the recurring character Heather in RTÉ’s Fair City.

Now it’s your turn to finish the story! Why not read it to your family on Christmas Day or share it with the world on social media using #The12StoriesofChristmas.

You can watch and read all of The 12 Stories of Christmas in English and in Irish by visiting Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company. You can download the digital storybook too!

Spreading holiday cheer is more important than ever this year, so fire up your imagination and create a new classic tale.