Watery Wonders – Creative Arts Workshop

Watery Wonders – Creative Arts Workshop

Join visual artists Orla Kelly, Anne Cradden and Andrew Carson for a gentle, playful, and joyful exploration of the creative arts for very young children. Children will be guided in using a range of materials to create their very pieces of art. With the theme of ‘Watery Wonders’, the possibilities are as infinite as the plants and creatures of the river! Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Numbers limited.

Booking essential 

River Creatures -mask making workshop

River Creatures -mask making workshop

Join puppeteer Emma Fisher-Owen and make an amazing River Creature mask!

In this workshop, you will imagine swimming along the River Blackwater. What creatures will you meet under the water and along the riverbank? Using lots of materials, you will then make your very own River Creature Mask.  Afterwards, you can join the other River Creatures and wear your mask to the lunchtime session and concert afterwards!

Traditional Irish Songs for Children – singing workshop

Traditional Irish Songs for Children – singing workshop

Do you love to sing? Then this workshop is perfect for you!
Join Aileen Lambert and enjoy an afternoon of singing and learning traditional songs.  You will be introduced to a broad range of songs – from tall tales of amazing adventures to songs of complete nonsense.  Guaranteed to get everyone moving and singing at the top of their voices!

Feet to the Beat

Feet to the Beat

Experience the thrill of sean nós dancing as you shuffle and stamp in this fun-filled workshop with sean nós dancer extraordinaire Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin. Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Saturday November 12th - Feet to the Beat @ Garage Theatre.

To book: https//www.garagetheatre.com or +353 (47) 39777

About Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin

Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin is Dublin-born musician and dancer. Caoimhe comes from a strong musical background which has contributed hugely towards her music and dance. She is a self-taught sean-nós dancer, who has developed her own distinct, original and traditional style from travelling to workshops and festivals around Ireland.

Caoimhe has established her own dance school ‘Ceol ‘s Cos’, teaching music and dance to all ages on a weekly basis across Dublin. Both dance and music have allowed Caoimhe to travel to many countries worldwide, performing at concert venues and festivals such as Paleo Festival in Switzerland, Viljandi in Estonia and Festivale Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany. She has performed as a finalist of TG4’s Jig Gig, dancing at Oireachtas na Samhna annually and also has won All-Ireland medals at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, Caoimhe has great love for the Irish culture. She also featured on TG4’s ‘Fiche Bliain ag fás’ and was documented for the TG4 series ‘Cúl Stáitse’ in 2018.

Caoimhe has most recently toured with Preab Meadar. The unique steps and dance patterns created rhythms between voice, fiddle and dance are based on the meters of Gaelic poetry and song. The steps and rhythms created were taught to dancers at performances nationwide at venues and festivals such as Cos Cos Festival, the Dock; Carrick on Shannon, and Oireachtas na Samhna in Citywest, Dublin.

Teaching weekly music and dance classes across Dublin to all ages on a weekly basis, Caoimhe loves to embrace and share her passion and grá for our rich Irish culture, dance, music and language.

Family Day at Íontas

Family Day at Íontas

Watery Wonders – with Orla Kelly, Anne Cradden and Andrew Carson

Join visual artists Orla Kelly, Anne Cradden and Andrew Carson for a gentle, playful, and joyful exploration of the creative arts for very young children. Children will be guided in using a range of materials to create their very pieces of art. With the theme of ‘Watery Wonders’, the possibilities are as infinite as the plants and creatures of the river! Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Event Details

Time(s): 11-11.45am, 12-12.45pm, 1-1.45pm

Location: Foyer

Age Range: 3+

Duration: 45 mins

Capacity: 15

Price: €5

Sail Away Session – with Music Generation musicians

It’s time to have a boogie at our Sail Away Sessions led by funtastic Music Generation musicians! Feel free to bring along an instrument and join in, or if you prefer, sit back, relax, and listen to some tantalising tunes. Suitable for beginners.

Event Details

Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm, 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Location: Foyer

Age Range: All ages

Duration: 60 mins

Capacity: unlimited

Price: Free

Feet TO The Beat – with Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin

Experience the thrill of sean nós dancing as you shuffle and stamp in this fun-filled workshop with sean nós dancer extraordinaire Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin.

Parents/guardians must stay and are welcome to join in!

Event Details

Time: 12-1pm

Age Range: 3+ years

Duration: 60 mins

Capacity: 20

Price: €5 parent+child

River Creatures – mask making workshop

Join puppeteer Emma Fisher-Owen and make an amazing River Creature mask!

In this workshop, you will imagine swimming along the River Blackwater. What creatures will you meet under the water and along the riverbank? Using lots of materials, you will then make your very own River Creature Mask. Afterwards, you can join the other River Creatures and wear your mask to the lunchtime session and concert afterwards!

Event Details

Time: 12 – 1pm

Age Range: 6+ years

Capacity: 12

Price: €5

Hands that tell Tales Creative Workshop

Hands that tell Tales

This workshop will begin with playful storytelling games.  Children will enjoy gentle and light-hearted ways of creating their very own stories.

Children will also be introduced to the world of puppets – get ready to express your ideas from lots of different perspectives and show your ideas in unique and interesting ways.

Event Details

Time: 12-1pm

Age Range: 8+

Capacity: 15

Price: €5

Traditional Irish Songs for Children
singing workshop

Do you love to sing? Then this workshop is perfect for you!
Join Aileen Lambert and enjoy an afternoon of singing and learning traditional songs. You will be introduced to a broad range of songs – from tall tales of amazing adventures to songs of complete nonsense. Guaranteed to get everyone moving and singing at the top of their voices!

Event Details

Time: 1.30pm – 3pm

Age Range: 8+ years

Duration: 90 mins

Capacity: 15

Price: €5

SongTales presents TREEHOUSE music & creativity pack launch

Come along and celebrate with song the launch of SongTales presents TREEHOUSE, a brand new music & creativity pack for children developed by Ceol Connected. Featuring Áine McGeeney, Colm Phelan, Sean O’Meara, Stephen Markham and Thomas Johnston

Event Details

Time: 1.30 pm – 1.50 pm

Age Range: All ages

Capacity: Unlimited

Price: Free

Family Concert with GOITSE

A sublime family concert with multi-award winning quintet Goitse.

Photo © Colin Gillen/framelight.ie


A sublime family concert with multi-award winning quintet Goitse. Goitse will also be joined by young musicians from Music Generation who have been working with composer, singer & fiddle player Áine McGeeney on a new suite of music to be premiered at Tradoodle Festival.

Event Details

Time: 2pm -3.30pm

Age Range: All ages

Capacity: unlimited

Price: €7 (family of 4 – €25)