KINSALE is the subject of a new colouring book that aims to give both adults and children a chance to colour in their favourite places in the popular tourist town.
The brainchild of two first year CIT students from Kinsale – Harry Tyrrell and Killian O’Neill – pre-orders for The Kinsale Colouring Book are already rolling in with a percentage of sales going towards Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) that supports young people with mental health issues.
‘I got the idea about two years ago as I was noticing the concept of colouring books, not just for children but for adults too was becoming very popular,’ Harry told The Southern Star. ‘Killian joined me in creating the concept.’
Both Harry and Killian went around Kinsale taking photos and then, using special software, they were able to create the outlines of buildings. Some images were even created from scratch.
‘We spent many long hours getting this right and wanted to ensure we were ready to go ahead for Christmas. We are also donating a percentage of the sales to KYSS and they have been busy promoting it,’ added Harry.
The duo are pleasantly surprised with the amount of pre-orders they have received at €10 per book.
‘We will begin printing it in the next few weeks. This is a book for all ages and we hope that people will enjoy colouring in various landmarks. Making the book and keeping on top of college was a challenge!’
Some business owners, like The Blue Haven Café, have been so impressed they have asked the two students to provide some images to be used on colouring sheets for children in their premises.
See ‘Kinsale Colouring Book’ on Facebook for more info.