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Monday, June 3rd (Bank holiday Monday) in the Townhall Newbridge 

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We already have confirmed for Newbridge.  

Monday, June 3rd (Bank holiday Monday) in the Townhall Newbridge Celtic Con@JuneFest  


Don Conroy Guest of Honour

We are so excited to announce our Guest of Honor is the legendary artist Don Conroy

Don Conroy is an Irish artist, environmentalist, television personality and writer of children's literature. His artistic and literary work focuses on natural themes, including wildlife.
He works for wildlife conservation in Ireland and made regular appearances on The Den since it began in 1986, becoming the longest continually serving member of the cast. He has also appeared publicly at libraries, schools and elsewhere, where he entertains children with stories and drawings of various animals, in much the same capacity as his role on The Den.

Eoin Marron


Barry Keegan

Irish Comic News award-winning artist The Bog Road (Original Graphic Novel), The Shadow Realm (Mini – Web Comic) for UFC.  The League of Volunteers (Three Issue Story)


Lindsay J Sedgwick

A former journalist, Lindsay Jane Sedgwick is a versatile and imaginative award-winning screenwriter and playwright. 
Her nine hours of TV and film credits include the internationally acclaimed animation series, PUNKY, two series of which have sold globally. A screenwriting tutor since 1995, Lindsay was Screenwriter in Residence at Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Arts & Libraries Service 2016-7.  In 2012, she founded the Creatives in Animation Network (CAN) to facilitate collaboration between writers and animators. She is a script and creative consultant whose current projects include the sequel to Dad’s Red Dress, a fantasy novel and Write That Script!, a book designed to help writers get their first screenplay written.


Alan Keane

Alan is a graduate of NUIG’s Heuston Film Schools Master’s in Screenwriting program where he was awarded the Pat Sheerhan Scholarship to the prestigious UCLA’s professional screenwriting program back in 2005. Since then Alan has worked full time in the industry as a writer and story editor across a slew of different genres, from drama to comedy, live action to animation, helping to create content for kids and grown-ups alike. Several of the shows Alan has worked have gone on to win Emmy’s, BAFTA’s and even Royal Television Society awards.  

Credits include Oddbods and Black Mirror for Netflix, Space Chickens for Disney, Roy RTE Damo and Ivor for Netflix. 


Anna McPartlin

 Anna McPartlin studied marketing before working as a stand-up comedian. International bestselling author Anna has been writing heart-breaking yet uproariously uplifting novels since 2006.
In recent years she has turned her attention to scriptwriting for TV serial dramas featured on BBC UK, RTE Ireland and A&E America. Credits include Striking Out (TV Series) Holby City and School Run Anna’s first children’s book and a labour of love ‘Fearless Five,’ is due to be published by Bonnier Zaffre in May 2019.  


Pádraig Kenny 

Pádraig is an Irish writer who hails from Newbridge in County Kildare. He started his career writing radio drama. As an arts journalist, he has contributed work to the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune, the Sunday Independent, the Irish Examiner, and several other publications.
His debut novel Tin was published in 2018 and was Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month. It has been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the Northern Ireland Book Awards. Tin has also been shortlisted for several other awards including the Irish Book Awards, the Great Reads Award, the Redbridge Children’s Book Award, and The Wirral Children’s Book Award.
His second novel, Pog, will be published in April 2019.


Caroline E. Farrell 

Caroline E Farrell is a writer, filmmaker and blogger. Author of the novel, LADY BETH, Caroline has written and directed the short film FRAMED (2018). 

She has also written and co-produced short films IN RIBBONS (2015) and ADAM (2013).


Maureen Walshe

Maureen is an illustrator and Animator from Newbridge.

She is currently working on Transformers Rescue Bots. She has also worked on IFTA award-winning Pablo, Kiva Can Do, Buddy Boom, TruFax, Nelly and Nora and Inis Spraoi  

Audrey Moore

My name is Audrey Moore, I work in marketing and publicity. I was born and raised in Kildare Town, Ireland. 
I am the author of Children's Books, Ping and Po-Li, and Ping and Po-Li, Rainforest Rescue.


Emma-Jane Leeson

EJ writes articles and feature pieces for various printed and web-based publications. She is currently working on a YA fantasy novel along with smaller children’s book projects.  
Our purpose is to get children outside exploring & educate on Irish wildlife, heritage and culture.   
The Adventures of Johnny Magory  


Monday, June 3rd (Bank holiday Monday) in the Townhall Newbridge Celtic Con@JuneFest 

For Newbridge Artist Tables

Ciaran Marcantonio Black Sheep Comics

Ray Roche 2 Pugs publishing

Paddy Lennon Flare series

Oleg Brazhnyk Illustration

Hollie Murphy Mostly paints

Rick Cosgrove Graphricks


Newbridge Trade tables.

Nina Alberich Design 2 x tables

Jaclyn Gurule The Crafty Mama Store 1x table

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