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Barbora Childrens Festival

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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.  Galway is no exception to this trend as it hosts Baboró which 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.  This is a unique festival in the Irish calendar, aimed squarely at kids and at getting schools and families from throughout the country involved in a vast array of events that cover just about every aspect of the arts. From relatively small beginnings in 1998, the festival has grown massively – now more than 40,000 children attend the festival.
The programme is both broad and deep, encompassing music, dance, theatre, literature, film, puppetry, storytelling and visual arts, with workshops, performances, discussions and exhibitions running in venues throughout Galway city.

Based in Galway city, the festival provides access to quality work from a growing number of Irish companies creating for children and families alike. Baboró brings the most diverse selection of the finest in performing arts from Ireland and around the world to its annual one-week festival in October. The festival programme varies from year to year to bring a wide diversity of exposure to the arts especially created to reignite the magic of imagination for the whole family! A feast of wonder, entertainment, excitement and more. Baboró International Arts Festival for Children sets out to enthrall audiences of all ages (0 to 100!)  and most will be enjoyed just as much by the adults they bring along!

Why not enjoy everything Barbora Childrens Festival has to offer this year. View our family rooms and stay in Galway city with easy access to all the events.