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Liz Weir

21st October 1988

Liz Weir

"At the corner of my eye...Roald Dahl was standing there watching me telling one of his stories. I was so embarrassed"

The Story

Liz was working in a Belfast library in the late 80's when she received the invitation of a lifetime, the chance to meet Roald Dahl in Dublin. A lifelong fan, she boarded the train from Belfast with her daughter. The excitement mounted and the moment finally arrived. Liz suddenly found herself the centre of attention as all eyes were on her...


Name: Sean Cullen
Date: 14/12/2008
Comment: I met liz in the libary in coalisland and i was thrilled to meet her.

Date: 21/11/2008
Comment: I met Liz on the 20/11/08 because she came to my school!

Kayleigh (St.Columbanus College)
Date: 03/09/2008
Comment: cant wait until you come back next week see you soon and thank you xxxxxxx

Malachy Kelly
Date: 17/08/2008
Comment: Thoroughly enjoyed description of meeting with Roald Dahl - one expert to another!
Happy day on 21st October!

Rachel & Julie Graham
Date: 29/04/2008
Comment: Hello, Liz this is from Rachel & Julie from Dromore P.S i just wanted to leave you a comment that we were really listen sorry that we do not have an email adderss for you to write back we loved the day you had with you if you have forgotten you came to Dromore P.S on the 29th of April 2008 bye bye i hope you come again p.s thanks bye

Name: Bea Ferguson
Date: 19/10/2007
Comment: I can't ever imagine Liz Weir being stuck for words!
Great story.  I too was a children's librarian and recognise, only too well, the situation of an excited class -and no author.  You can really feel the embarassment when he turns up and what do you do?  I was never lucky enough to meet Roald Dahl - well done Liz.

Name: Pupils from Drumbarry
Date: 17/02/09
Comment: We love having Liz visit our school because she tells us some brilliant stories and helps us to improve our writing.

Name: Alisha
Date: 07/03/09
Comment: Hi Liz, I came to Pond Park for World Book Day and you were great!

Name: Amy
Date: 06/03/09
Comment: Hey Liz, you came to our school Pond Park and you told us about meeting him.

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Liz and her daughter with Roald Dahl - 1988
The inside of the book which Roald Dalh signed for Liz
Liz with 'Gruffy'