Dahl's wife helps launch 30th year of readathon
Roald Dahl's widow Felicity helped mark the 30th anniversary of the MS Readathon with schoolchildren from across Ireland.
Felicity, whose late husband helped launch the first MS Readathon in 1988, explained: "Roald once said, 'If you can learn to treat books as your friends when you are young, you'll cope with the tougher (more serious) ones in later life'."
More than 10,000 young readers took part last year, reading 87,000 books and raising funds for people with multiple sclerosis. The reading month takes place from October 13 to November 13.
Visit www.msreadathon.ie to find out more.