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Family Day Festival is Ireland’s largest celebration of the diversity of families that make up modern Irish society.


Inspired by UN International Day of Families, which was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992 and held on May 15th every year,  it is a great day out for everyone, young and old. 


This free festival celebrates the diversity of Irish families today with a jam-packed programme of activities including the creation of Ireland’s Biggest Family Tree. Children will be encouraged to take pride in their family, whatever form it may take, by drawing their family portrait on a leaf template (available from These leaves will be combined and displayed to create the giant family tree. 


On the stage, Joe Rooney (best known as Father Damo from Father Ted) will provide family-friendly comedy while MC and magician Brian Daly will add a touch of magic with his blend of tricks and comedy. Not to forget, Professor Plunger whose cheeky charm, wild hair and plunger combine in his original clown show. Elsewhere children can enjoy games, art, storytelling, workshops and lots more.


Make it a fun day out and bring a picnic along or pick up something tasty from the vendors, and there will be plenty of marquees to keep you dry if it's raining. 


Parents will also be able to have a chat with a number of excellent family services organisations. 


And the best thing? Entry and all activities, workshops and entertainment are FREE!



Sunday 15th May (UN International Day of the Family)



11am - 5pm



Wolfe Tone Square,

Dublin 1 (Just around the corner from Jervis Street Shopping Centre)







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