Celtic Con

CelticCon@Dunamaise 2019

Saturday, 1 June 2019 from 11:00-18:00
Dunamaise Arts CentreChurch Street, Port Laoise Co Laois

Enjoy a host of fun, interactive and exciting attractions.
Comic Village, Artist Alley, Geek Market, Craft Stalls, Gaming Zone, Exhibitor and Artist Expo Area. Artist Showcase, Cosplay Contest, and More!
CelticCon@Dunamaise will bring some of this country’s finest Comic and Children’s book talent together to Portlaoise for the third year in a row.
Our event will showcase Laois’s finest local creative writers, artists and illustrators.
Cosplay and Fancy Dress welcome. Come join in the fun.
Stunning graphic design by Joseph Butler JB Design.

Tickets are now on sale Adult €10/ Children €5 Family €20 Box office 057 866 3355.



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.


Jennifer Farley

Jennifer Farley is an illustrator and designer. She draws pictures for children’s books, maps, apps, t-shirts, graphics for websites and promotional events. She is currently a director of Illustrators Ireland. Jennifer has a Masters degree in Design and has been teaching Photoshop, Illustrator and Design Theory for over 14 years. Jennifer is the author and illustrator of Island of Adventures which was published in 2018. She is originally from Dublin, but now lives the country life with her husband and two dogs, Otto and Knuckles.


Alan Ryan

Artist from The Beano Cartoonist & writer – Faraday the Blob, Beano, Dandy, Epic! mag, Kerrang!, Ruaille Buaille and others Insta: alotron2000 FB: FaradaytheBlob It/Its  


Maura McHugh

Living in Galway, Maura writes in a variety of media, including prose, theatre, film, and comics. Her new collection of short stories The Boughs Withered (When I Told Them My Dreams) is out this summer. She’s written a number of comic book stories, including Judge Anderson for 2000 AD, Jennifer Wilde for Atomic Diner in Ireland, and a Witchfinder mini-series in the Hellboy universe for Dark Horse Comics. She’s also writing a Judge Anderson novella for Rebellion and a story in Ian Edington’s forthcoming Scarlet Traces prose anthology.


Michael Carroll

Writer of Judge Dredd comics, Super Human series of YA superhero novels, and more, including the award-not-yet-nominated Rusty Staples comics blog!


Derry Dillon

Derry is an Irish illustrator from  Carlow with over 15 years experience in children’s book illustration, educational publishing, lecturing (NCAD) and generally just making stuff. Clients include: Poolbeg Press / Gill Ltd. / Abbvie / Carlow Arts Festival / VISUAL Carlow / Glenisk Ltd. / Orpen Press / Seery’s Ltd. / Nue Ltd. / Ian McClean & Partners


Fintan Taite

Fintan is an award-winning Illustrator based in Dublin. He works on everything from picture Books and Editorial Illustration to Comics, Advertising and packaging artwork. His line work and design sense is influenced by the classic cartoonists of the 1950s and ’60s and he still likes to get my hands dirty with ink and paint before using the computer to composite my work and add the finishing touches. 

He has illustrated the books How Billy Brown Saved the Queen, The New Cat, AN Bata Draiocht, and Ruaille Buaille and The Secrets of Grindlewood series



Dylan Quinn

Dylan Quinn is a Freelance Illustrator, Designer and Artist currently living in Dublin Ireland.

 5+ years of experience working as a freelance illustrator on a variety of projects including video games, tabletop games, animation, children’s illustration, graphic design.

Katch Murtagh
Kay is a  twenty-something amateur artist from Tullamore who is a bit too into anime and the like. Chronically ill, artwork may be few and far between.
Winner of the Hozier Fan Art competition for Take Me To Church.

Evil Chimp FX

Special Effects enthusiast based in Tullow, Co. Carlow, Specialising in movie prop replicas, prosthetic makeup and movie accurate costumes

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