Children's festival


Head to Galway later this month for Baboró, the international children’s festival, which runs from Monday, October 15th, to Sunday, October 21st. All the visual arts and literature events at the festival are free, including an exhibition by painter Patricia Byrne, whose work (left), will be on show at Corrib Castle, Waterside.

On Sunday, October 21st at noon, mother and daughter authors, Joyce and Polly Dunbar, will read to children aged between three and seven at Charlie Byrne’s bookshop in the Cornstore Mall on Middle Street.

Meanwhile, parents reared on Electric Picnic experiences may want to introduce their kids to the thrills of the silent disco at Seapoint Ballroom on the 21st at 4pm. Tickets cost €6 per child or €20 for a family of four.

For children of eight and over, Catch Me, by Donegal-based Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Theatre mixes aerial feats and theatre. See it at Black Box Theatre on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Tickets cost €8, or €25 for a family of four.

If you ever fancied being a circus performer you can bring a child of two or over to an aerial workshop led by Kathryn Cooley of Fidget Feet and Naomhan McKeon Joyce of Galway Community Circus. This costs €10 for the adult and child and takes place at St Joseph’s Community Centre, Shantalla, on October 20th and 21st. For further information, tel: 091-569 777 or see