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 Spleodar Sticky Fingers The Lime Tree Theatre Féile Barraícíní Hullabaloo!
  • 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!

  • 12th - 18th October 2015


    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 18th year Baboró 2014 takes place from October 11th - 19th.

    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 baboro.ie

  • Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd


    Each October Roscommon Arts Centre presents Lollipops, a programme of events for children and young people.

    Running alongside these performances, workshops and classes, events are sometimes 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

    More information on this year’s programme as it is confirmed at:


  • RoolaBoola

    RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival is a fantastic festival for families offering the very best arts experiences tailor made for children aged 2 to 12 years. 2014 highlights include international theatre productions, Pictiúr an exhibition of children's books illustrations, hands-on workshops, film, 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

    This October, will you be ready for more 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 is 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:


  • 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 this October.

    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:


  • Féile Barraícíní

    Féile Barraícíní runs every Autumn 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 annual Kerry Children's Festival.

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

    For further information please visit:

    Féile Barraícíní

  • Spleodar

    Spleodar is a family- focused Arts Festival taking place over the Hallowe'en mid-term break period in Nenagh. It presents public spectacle and arts and cultural events that aim to bring light and noise to the streets and venues of the town. The Festival offers concerts, exhibitions, theatre, films and an eclectic mix of workshops for the 0 to 12 years age group. Spleodar also holds its annual fireworks display in Nenagh town on Hallowe'en night for all the family!

    Tickets are available by calling in at the festival box office at:
    Nenagh Arts Centre, Town Hall, Banba Square, Nenagh, Ireland
    Telephone: +353 (0)67 34400

    For further information please visit:


  • 28th - 31st October 2015


    Hullabaloo! Offaly’s Children’s Arts Festival takes place during the October Mid-Term Break with workshops and live performances for all the family.Taking place simultaneously in Birr and Clara and Edenderry, the midterm festival has lots to offer children, no matter what their interest; from beat boxing to puppet making, zombie dancing to origami there is plenty to fuel active imaginations. As well as workshops there are lots of family events and performances, ones which have been developed especially for young audiences.

    Visit them online at www.birrtheatre.com or Facebook

    For further information please visit:

    Birr Theatre & Arts Centre