Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon

Cartoon Saloon is a Kilkenny-based animation studio formed by Paul Young, Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey in 1999. They are best-known for their Academy Award-nominated feature-length animations The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea, but have also done a wide range of television programmes and some lovely illustration work for O'Brien Press books.

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The Secret of Kells

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The Secret of Kells

The Story of Ireland

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The Secret of Kells

Written by Tomm Moore, Retold by Mary Webb, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

Featuring Vikings, fairies, and a very cute cat, the story of The Book of Kells is brought to life in this action-packed adventure.
Movie tie-in

The Secret of Kells

Written by Eithne Massey, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

See the movie that has wowed audiences around the world for yourself: Irish history and mythology reimagined for a new audience, and animated to the very highest standards.

The Story of Ireland

Written by Brendan O'Brien, Illustrated by Cartoon Saloon

A spectacular tour of Ireland's history for younger readers, from the ice age to the present day. Beautifully illustrated and a great read, this award-winning book is essential for every classroom and library: as well as being the perfect gift! Available both as large format and pocket sized hardback.