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Below are a range of events happening around Ireland suitable for Parents and/or Families



Connaught



RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival
RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival
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. RoolaBoola is one of the leading children’s arts festivals in Ireland. The celebrations include a selection of the highest calibre national and international children's theatre, music and dance shows as well as other arts events, including children’s book readings, films, exhibitions, street performances and a multitude of hands-on arts workshops in a range of media for children and their families. 
Start: 13/10 End: 30/10 www.thelinenhall.com
e: linenhall@anu.ie
Phone: +353 94 9023733
Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Mayo

Barbaró International Arts Festival for Children
All children in Ireland should enjoy equal access to quality cultural and creative arts experiences. Our commitment to children is paramount at Baboró. We believe that every child should have access to excellent arts and cultural experiences both as audience and participants. We value quality in the work we present and in the way we present it to ensure each child’s experience is inspiring and deeply engaging. We respect children and their differing needs and wants and endeavour to provide enriching cultural experiences for all children.
Start: 16/10 End: 22/10 www.baboro.ie
e: admin@baboro.ie
Phone: 091 569777
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 01/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Galway Baby Market
Galway Baby Market
Are you a new or expecting parent? Want to save €€€’s on nearly new maternity, baby and toddler related items? From sterilisers to strollers and everything between, find all the expensive essentials you need under one roof, for fraction of the new cost. Fab local baby related businesses, services and craft stalls too!
Start: 05/11 End: 05/11 Times: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: €3.00 per person, €5 for two a www.babymarket.ie
e: roisin@babymarket.ie
Phone: 0863224589
Clayton Hotel, Ballybrit Galway
Science Workshops
Galway Atlantaquaria
The Sunday Funday format includes “the DIGITAL OCEAN, what will you see today?” exhibit by SmartBay Ireland which includes an ROV (remote operated vehicle demonstration), a series of ‘Mad Science’ workshops, Galway Critters show, Jumping clay, IWDG (Irish Whale & Dolphin Group) ,Art prints workshop, Scuba divers and more!! Galway Atlantaquaria has always used this day to celebrate the start of Science Week, 2017 ‘to start science week with a splash’, we hope you can join us!
Start: 12/11 Times: 12pm - 5pm www.nationalaquarium.ie
e: atlantaquaria@eircom.net
Phone: 091 585100
Salthill Galway
Midwinter Festival 2018
Midwinter Festival 2018
Music by the great Romantics Brahms, Wagner and Schumann (Robert and Clara), along with other musical love letters by Beethoven, Schubert, Janácek, Britten and Schoenberg, will move us all with their ardent expressions of love. The BELOVED festival will also feature an afternoon recital of popular love-inspired arias and duos from the world of opera.
Start: 19/01/2018 End: 21/01/2018 Times: 11:30am - 8pm Admission: €81/€73 galwayastronomyclub.ie
e: info@musicforgalway.ie
Phone: 091 569777
Town Hall Theatre Galway
COROFIN TRAD FEST 2017
COROFIN TRAD FEST 2017
Traditional Music with various sessions in the local pubs and a Concert nightly in Teach Ceoil. For the programme of events see festival website. 
Start: 27/02/2018 End: 05/03/2018 Times: 11:30am - 8pm Admission: €81/€73 www.corofintradfest.com
e: corofintradfest@gmail.com
Phone: 086 2647552

Dublin County



Hunt the Book Thief
Hunt the Book Thief
Children and adults are welcome to come and find our LEGO minifigure book thief who is lurking around the library ready to steal! He is joined by historical characters from the library's past recreated in minifigure form. So take a hunt sheet and pencil and seek! You can also draw your own minifigure self and have a creative time at the LEGO table.
Start: 22/05 End: 30/12 Times: 10am-5pm Admission: Children free/Adults & Concess www.marshlibrary.ie
e: julie.burke@marshlibrary.ie
Phone: 014543511
Marsh's Library, St. Patrick's Close Dublin
Children Saturdays Workshops
Children Saturdays Workshops
Saturday workshops are 90min workshops that explore the natural world through hands-on games and activities. The workshops are aimed at children aged 6 to 12 yrs and are suitable for the whole family. 23/09 Engineering; 07/10 Space; 28/10&11/11 Science; 09/12 Christmas craft.
Start: 15/07 End: 09/12 Times: 11am - 12.30pm or 2pm - 3:30pm Admission: 7eu/child www.rediscoverycentre.ie
e: education@rediscoverycentre.ie
Phone: 01 8933801
The Rediscovery Centre, The Boiler House, Ballymun Road, Ballymun Dublin 9
Dublin Baby Makret
Dublin Baby Makret
Save a small fortune at our parent to parent indoor market. TONS of top quality nearly new baby, toddler and maternity gear at a fraction of the original price. from sterilisers to strollers and everything between. Fab local baby businesses/services and craft stalls too!
Start: 22/10 End: 22/10 Times: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. Admission: €3.00 per person, €5 for two www.babymarket.ie
e: roisin@babymarket.ie
Phone: 0863224589
Carlton Airport Hotel Dublin
Broadway Workshop
Broadway Workshop
Broadway Star Chryssie Whitehead is coming to teach a workshop dancing, acting and singing. Ages 8-18. Click below to book spaces
Start: 30/10 End: 30/10 Times: 11 am -3:30 Admission: 30+ www.hues.productions
e: Huesproductionsco@gmail.com
Phone: 353834113400
Phoenix Performing Arts studios Dublin
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 01/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations
Dublin Book Festival
Dublin Book Festival
The Dublin Book Festival is Ireland's most dynamic book event and will take place from the 2nd to the 9th of November, 2017 in the elegantly refurbished Smock Alley Theatre. The fesitval has a great Children's Programme along with a number of Parenting events. Check the website link below for progamme details.
Start: 02/11 End: 09/11 www.Dublinbookfestival.com
Smock Alley Theatre Dublin
Violin Masterclass
Violin Masterclass
Gwendolyn Masin has given violin and chamber music masterclasses at institutes and festivals throughout Europe and North America. The RIAM is delighted to welcome this distinguished violinist to work with students of its String Faculty in masterclass.
Start: 20/04/2018 End: 20/04/2018 Times: 4am - 7pm Admission: Free www.eventbrite.ie
e: info@riam.ie
Phone: 01 764412
Royal Irish Academy of Music, 38 Westland Row Dublin

Leinster (outside Dublin)



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 01/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Munster



Starcatchers and Branar Present 'The Shape of Things'
Starcatchers and Branar Presen
Join Branar and Starcatchers in Siamsa Tire, Tralee on the 17th October for an enchanting interactive music and puppetry experience for babies aged 6months-2years called The Shape of Things. The world all around us is made up of wonderful shapes.This is a story of two shapes,Cubert& Triantán, and the adventures they have. More info: www.branar.ie
Start: 17/10 End: 17/10 Times: 10.30am & 12pm Admission: €6 www.siamsatire.com/events/the-shape-of-things
e: 066 712 3055
Phone: 066 712 3055
Siamsa Tire, Tralee Kerry
Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 01/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations

Ulster



Free on first Wednesdays
Free on first Wednesdays
ON THE FIRST Wednesday of every month, various heritage sites managed by the Office of Public Works that normally charge admission throw their doors open for free. So it won’t cost you anything to bring the family to the State Apartments in Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin; Charles Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork; Athenry Castle in Co Galway; Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre (Newgrange and Knowth) and Trim Castle in Co Meath and the Rock of Cashel in Co Tipperary – to name just a few.
Start: 01/11 Admission: FREE www.heritageireland.ie
Various Locations