Irish Kids Fest

Past Event: 13 January 2013

Source: Museum Victoria
Photo: Ben Healley

Come and join in with an Irish fling this summer at the Immigration Museum.

Join us for a special festival for children aged 3 to 12 and their families, packed with performances and workshops by the Lake School of Celtic Music Song & Dance, Christine Ayres School of Dancing, Jack and Molly and others.

Visit the Emerald Isle for a day and learn to play the Irish bodhrán drum, dance a Riverdance style jig, savour Irish tales and food as well as family craft activities and face painting – with fun to be had for sure!

Activities on the day include:

  • Treasure Ireland performance - an interactive show full of music, theatre and adventure with Jack and Molly
  • Irish step dancing performances by children from the Christine Ayres School of Irish Dancing
  • Traditional Irish step dancing with Marie Brouder and Irish bodhrán drumming workshops with Vince Brophy from the Lake School of Celtic Music Song & Dance
  • Irish tales and folklore with award-winning storyteller Oisín McKenna
  • Our resident furry friend, Immi the Owl, prowling around the Museum
  • Family craft activities - Claddagh crowns, illuminated bookmarks and 3D family trees
  • Limerick competition
  • Face painting
  • Food and drink

You can also visit Leaving Dublin and become part of the exhibition. Bring along a photo of someone in your family leaving home and it may be included in the exhibition. See our website for details: "Leaving Home: What's your leaving story?"

Comments (5)

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tim courtney 10 January, 2013 19:42
Could you please advise if we need to book in for sunday`s irish kids fest ?
Discovery Centre 11 January, 2013 10:04

Hi Tim,

No you don't need to book, just purchase your ticket on the day. Adults are $10.00, Children are free. Be aware that it will be busy so there maybe a queue to get in.

Laura 11 January, 2013 20:33
Could you please advise what time the Jack and Mollt performance will be on? Many thanks.
Discovery Centre 12 January, 2013 10:14
Hi Laura, the Treasure Ireland performance: Jack & Molly will be on the indoor theatrette stage on the ground floor from 11.30 - 12.15 and again from 2.00 - 2.45. Hope you enjoy. 
Aisling 13 January, 2013 18:37
Thanks for a great day! Myself & my daughters (aged 5 & 2) thoroughly enjoyed it. The face painters did a phenomenal job & we enjoyed the music, dancing & activities. Well done!
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