More than 5,000 children in Tallaght - 75 per cent of all under 5s in Dublin 24 - have signed up to a free book scheme supported by Dolly Parton.
Last year, Ireland became the 5th country to adopt the book gifting programme that was founded by the country and western singer.
As part of the The Dolly Parton Imagination Library registered children get a free book posted to them each month until they turn five.
33-thousand books were delivered up to the end of December:
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