Ellen O’Mahony and Carla Ryan are two budding singer-songwriters from Dunboyne in Co. Meath. At just 17 years old they have been writing songs for two years and have already released an E.P. ‘Floods’ on iTunes. Together, they wrote the song ‘Shield’, which they have very kindly loaned to us to use as a theme song for the ‘It’s Your Right’ campaign, celebrating 10 years of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office. As part of the campaign, the girls have worked with a composer, a children’s choir and a group of young string players to further develop and fully produce the song. This is their story, and the making of ‘Shield’.