The Festival Village - All you need to know!

15th Mar, 2019
The Festival Village - All you need to know!

It’s all happening on Merrion Square this year at the three-day Festival Village!

With a jam-packed programme of events for all ages, check out Gaeltacht at Festival Village for ceol agus craic with Ri an Ruaile Buaile, Ballet Poulet, Ronald Fanzini, Gaelige Tamagotchi and many more. Discover the enchanting world of science with workshops, explosive shows and enthralling exhibitions in the Science Foundation Ireland Science Zone.

Dig for ancient treasure at the Village Big Dig; take on the machines at the Actual Reality Arcade, a life size interactive zone for gamers young and old; explore large scale mathematical exhibits that encourage the wonder of discovery and investigation at the Lifetime Lab; get down and dirty with molecular biology at the Cell Explorers Workshop; marvel at extraordinary feats of circus, acrobatics and street theatre with a host Irish and international performers including Pif Paf, Le Bistro, Morbid & Sons and Marcel So What.

Enjoy a myriad of events at the Ireland’s Finest: Family Programme including the breath-taking Tumble Circus at the Festival Village Big Top and a wonderful shadow puppet performance Granny Whale’s Pirate Tale, that tells the story of Ireland’s Pirate Queen. Show off your jigs and reels at the Céilí Mór and bust some mini-moves at the super-fun Tiny Dancer disco with legendary DJ Donal Dineen. That’s just for starters! For the full programme of events at the Festival Village visit the event page.


More Family Fun:
For a shot of pure adrenaline, head to Custom House Quay for the legendary City at Play: Funfair, which will light up the Dublin skyline with colourful carnival fairground attractions! (Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Custom House Quay, 11am – late, various prices)

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