CAPTAIN CILLIAN, IRISH SEA-LOVING ADVENTURER HAS LANDED AT SHANNON AIRPORT AND THE HERITAGE VISITOR CENTRES IN IRELAND
Captain Cillian, the Irish Sea-loving adventurer, has landed at Shannon Airport and the Shannon Group Heritage Visitor Centres, including the Cliffs of Moher, Kings Castle (Limerick), Malahide Castle (Dublin) and many more. Shannon Heritage, established since 1963 is one of the largest operators of heritage products in Europe and was one of the first companies in Ireland to develop and run heritage attractions and evening entertainments. Last year, they attracted over 630,000 visitors to their centres from the UK, US and Europe.
The Captain Cillian Ireland adventure book series is fun and educational. Each story takes children (from age 3 up to 9) on a journey of discovery, where they will explore Ireland including the Wild Atlantic Way, discover ocean facts and learn key words in the Irish language. At the end of each story children complete a quiz, puzzles and some creative playtime activities.
Shannon Group Purchasing Manager, Suzanna Kelly says, “We are delighted Captain Cillian, a fun Irish seafaring explorer, is now available with the Shannon Group retail outlets in Ireland. Captain Cillian is a perfect companion for young explorers travelling around Ireland this summer or a fun Irish children’s gift that international visitors can takeaway as a special memory”.
Author and founder of Captain Cillian Learning Adventures, Carina Ginty explains “since launching the book series in October 2015, they have proved to be very popular with mums and dads and their boys and girls, grandparents seeking a special Irish gift, and primary teachers and librarians in Ireland. The Ireland adventure gift packs have shipped worldwide to families in the UK, US, Australia, Asia, Dubai and various destinations in Europe. In addition, the stockists have grown to over 20 great retail outlets in Ireland including the Shannon Group, Kilkenny, Dubrays, Aillwee Caves, Charlie Byrnes (Galway), Kennys.ie, Dingle Oceanworld, International Education Services Ltd and lots more. There are also great opportunities to promote Captain Cillian as a learning resource tool for primary schools, and we are planning to extend and grow partnerships in this market over the next few years.”
Three titles are currently available in the Ireland collection including: Stormy Sea Adventure, Surfing Fun Adventure and Hidden Caves Adventure. Four key learning themes run throughout the books including:
· Explore Ireland
· Ocean Facts
· Learn Irish
· Create and Play
Some of the key characters in the short stories include Captain Cillian’s cousin Ciara (a great teacher and surfer), a mischievous Pirate Ben, the ships navigators Freddy Monkey and Polly Parrot, beautiful Mermaid Zara, leaders Suzie and Rory the Sea Seals, and seafaring mate Rian the Dolphin.
Written and created by Carina Ginty and designed by husband John O’Connor, both from Galway. Captain Cillian adventure books are priced at €6.99 each or the Adventure Pack or Personalised Birthday Gift Pack ships worldwide for just 25 euro and this price currently includes three adventure books, sticker sets, bookmarks and a fun wallchart. Worldwide shipping is included in the price. Further exciting titles in the Captain Cillian Ireland adventure collection series are in the pipeline. Check out www.captaincillian.com for updates including a list of great stockists and free activities you can download for home play, exploring or classroom activities.
Enjoy the Ireland Adventures with Captain Cillian and friends!
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A Mum of two great boys. Living in Galway city, in the West of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. Loves the sea, writing about Captain Cillian adventures and developing fun educational resources!