This unique honour was awarded for the first time on May 10th 2010 to author Siobhán Parkinson. The position of Laureate na nÓg will be held by Siobhán Parkinson for a period of two years.

The laureate will participate in selected events and activities around Ireland during their term. The laureate is chosen as a result of their internationally recognized body of high quality children’s writing or illustration and the considerably positive impact they have had on readers as well as other writers and illustrators.

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