Competition Win – A Chimney Adventure by John Carpenter

A Chimney Adventure John Carpenter

John Carpenter has recently released children’s book ‘A Chimney Adventure’ – How Grandad, Poppy and Indy Saved The Chimneys. The children’s book was written and illustrated by the talented author. John (73), lived and reared his family in Springfield in Tallaght from the early 1970’s. The renowned local art tutor has worked giving classes to children and adults in libraries throughout Dublin and Kildare, unfortunately due to Covid19 John is unable to teach. John was involved in cabaret and started working as an artist in the Tallaght Community Art Centre which is now known as Rua Red.  

The book is currently available on John’s Etsy shop. And the book is stocked in Books On The Green in Sandymount and Alan Hanna Bookshop in Rathmines. 

For more information search ‘A Chimney Adventure’ on facebook or

To win a copy of the book, send your answer to the below question, name and address to by Wednesday 4th of November 2020. 

Name the dog that saved the chimneys? 

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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