October is Children's Month in Ireland
October is Children's Month in Ireland.. There's loads to do with the family all across the country.
Map of Children's Festivals in Ireland
Baboró Lollipops RoolaBoola Sticky Fingers The Lime Tree Theatre Féile Barraícíní
  • October 1st to 31st 2010

    Children's Festivals in Ireland

    All over Ireland, all during October, we celebrate the arts for children and families. October is truly Children's Month in Ireland, with festivals across the country featuring the finest of Irish and International theatre, dance, music, comedy, circus, poetry, literature, film, visual art and puppetry.

    Have a look at our interactive map, choose a location and click on the dot to see what's happening in your area

    If you're planning a visit to Ireland in October, what better way to choose your destination than one where you're guaranteed a host of things to keep the whole family happy. From 0 to 100 there's an event to fit your family!

  • 14th - 20th October 2013


    Baboró is Ireland's flagship festival for children and families. Taking place each October, Baboró brings the best of International and Irish artists and performers to stages across Galway City and County creating profound and enchanting experiences for children and families alike.

    Now in it's 17th year Baboró 2013 takes place from October 14th - 20th.

    Visit them online at baboro.ie or Facebook www.facebook.com/BaboroGalway

    Baboró International Arts Festival for Children
    Hynes Building, St Clares Walk, Merchants Road, Galway, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 (0) 91 562 667 / 562 642

    For further information please visit:

    Baboró Festival Website

  • Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd


    This October Roscommon Arts Centre presents Lollipops, a programme of events for children and young people. This year, events include performances by Frozen Charlotte and Myriad Dance Companies for younger audiences as well as a highly unique and un-missable performance of Boys Dance When You're Not Looking for teenage audiences by Replay Productions. Myriad Dance will also host residency dance workshops for budding movers and shakers. A selection of events are available to take place offsite in schools across county Roscommon and interested schools are encouraged to contact Roscommon Arts Centre's box office on 090 6625824 to register their interest.

    Roscommon Arts Centre, Circular Road, Roscommon County Council

    For further information please visit:

    Roscommon Arts Centre

  • 25th - 28th October 2013


    RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival is a fantastic festival for families offering the very best theatre, music, visual art, dance, circus, workshops and exhibitions, all tailor made for children aged 2 to 12 years.

    2013 highlights include: Losha, a delightfully delicate piece of theatre for five years and up; Paper World a fast paced physical comedy full of invention and madness for all the family; Grammy award winning musician Tom Chapin; The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket, described as a stand-out piece of children's theatre by Irish Theatre Magazine; Ukulele Céil%iacute; a chance for families to learn some Ukulele and dance together; An interactive, participatory, multimedia, multi-sensory exhibition of abstract painting for children by artist Lucy Hill; Moon Man the most recent animated film by Irish Oscar nominees Cartoon Saloon Circus Skills workshops, badge making and loads more...

    Linenhall Arts Centre, Linenhall St, Castlebar, Co Mayo, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 (0)94 9023733 Email: artsaccess@eircom.net

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  • Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30st October 2009

    Sticky Fingers

    Are you ready for an entire month full of exciting and magical performances, workshops, music and mayhem across the city of Newry and beyond?

    Come and enjoy the best in international music, theatre and art for children from 0 to 12 years. You will love our ambitious and adventurous programme where we welcome back old friends and new, with traditional favourites such as the Pumpkin Patch.

    Sticky Fingers' Festival, in its 6th year, has become a landmark event and an opportunity for each and every one of us to see the world once again through the eyes of a child, explore the city through a world of make believe, where fairies and dragons stroll along the Quay and sharks live in the canal.

    We will be delighted to share with you our amazing and exciting programme for the young and the young at heart.

    For further information please visit:

    Sticky Fingers

  • 7th- 15th October 2013

    The Lime Tree Theatre

    The Lime Tree Theatre is Limerick's newest venue having opened in October 2012. Since opening it has programmed theatre, music and dance events for children. This year, celebrating its 1st birthday, it's delighted to program a number of family-friendly shows October 7th - October 15th.

    The Lime Tree Theatre presents in its autumn program five very different shows, including Whistleblast Quartet (music workshop), childrens songs with Tom Chapin and delightful theatre spectacle including SPOT and Paperbelle.

    Lime Tree Theatre
    Mary Immaculate College, Courtbrack Avenue, Limerick, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 (0) 61 774 774

    For further information please visit:

    The Lime Tree Theatre

  • 24th October - 3rd November 2013

    Féile Barraícíní

    Féile Barraícíní runs from the 24th October to the 3rd November in conjunction with Siamsa Tíre and Kerry County Museum. It is a fantastic way for children between the ages 6 and 12 to explore arts, crafts and culture in a way that excites their imaginations.

    So put these dates in your diary and get ready to have some fun at the 4th annual Kerry Children's Festival. Full details are online.

    Siamsa Tíre Theatre
    Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 (0)66 7123055

    For further information please visit:

    Féile Barraícíní