New book to warn children about Lyme Disease

Tick Talk Ireland have written a new children's book to help warn children, teachers & parents about the dangers of ticks, the carriers of Lyme Disease. Did you know that Lyme is alive & kicking in Ireland? Would you know how to prevent infection?

Written by Jenny O'Dea, Lyme disease suffer & co-founder of Tick Talk Ireland.

An educational story & picture book following the adventures of Luna & Dips (tick). Follow Luna from her birth as a young larva as she navigates her way through the trials & tribulations of growing up. She learns many things from her adult friend Dips but often has to go & undertake her quest alone. She yearns to be grown up & look just like Fantaz, a nymphal tick, who gives her more advice. Will Luna grow up to be the tick she desires?

We'd love to make the book available free to schools, accompanied with a factsheet with tips on protection & prevention. For more details & a video clip of our current project head on down at:

We're also looking for helping with funding - pledges can be made on the site link above in return for rewards including free t-shirts, certificate, copy of the book, tick pullers & maybe even a free night's stay at Clontarf Castle for 2!

For anyone living in the Galway area (a hotspot area for Lyme disease) maybe come down & see us at the Christmas Craft Fair 8/9 Dec at the Oranmore Community Centre from 10am-6pm.. There'll be loads of crafts stalls, lots of home baking, a remembrance tree, Tick Talk awareness table & children's entertainer all available on the day.

And don't forget to bring your letters for Santa!