Brave Maeve: children’s book

The cover of Brave Maeve (c) Stu Harrison, 2023.
<em>Brave Maeve</em>: children’s book

Follow Brave Maeve as she adventures through enchanted places, encountering characters from Irish myth and legend.

The book was written and illustrated by Stuart Harrison, in Liverpool, featuring his friend’s daughter. Celebrating characters from thousands of years of Irish and Liverpudlian folklore, Brave Maeve is an energetic romp through time and tale.

Stu will be on hand to chat about his book and give kids a chance to pose with an illustrated Brave Maeve, sword, Tir Na nÓg book and/or púca at

    • the Liverpool Irish Festival launch (Liverpool Irish Centre, 19 Oct)
    • the Family Day at Museum of Liverpool (21 Oct)
    • a writer’s reading of Brave Maeve at The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum
    • and our Samhain Céilí at the Liverpool Irish Centre (29 Oct).

We’ll be giving away copies of the book at the Family Day and Samhain Céilí with a few available at the Irish Centre across the Festival (19-29 Oct 2023). Afterwards, any remaining copies will be available to buy for £4.99 + P&P from our online shop or on Kindle.

This children’s story was commissioned by Liverpool Irish Festival, in partnership with Gael Linn and An tUltach.

Collect your copy -during opening hours- across the Festival from Liverpool Irish Centre.


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19 October 2023-29 October 2023
All Day

Available from the Centre during the Fetsival, during opening hours.


Liverpool Irish Centre (formerly ‘St Michael’s’)
6 Boundary Lane
L6 5JG

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