For the 11th year in a row, Dublin’s biggest and best festival of Irish traditional and folk music, TradFest Temple Bar, is back with plenty of fun for the whole family. 

 

Running from Wednesday, 27th until Sunday, 31st January, there will be performances from Declan Sinnott, Duke Special, Julie Fowlis and Luka Bloom – perfect excuses for a much-needed date night.

 

However, if leaving the kids at home is not an option, why not introduce them to trad with a number of activities planned for even the youngest member of the family.

 

 

From a petting farm to a clayotic workshop, the kids will be enthralled by whatever is on offer that day.

 

Kid-friendly highlights from the festival include:

 

1. Brave screening

When: Sunday, 31st January

 

Time: 11am

 

Where: The Irish Film Institute, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

Tickets: To book tickets, contact the Irish Film Institute here

 

2. Children’s Céilí

When: Sunday, 31st January and Monday, 1st February

 

Time: 12pm – 5pm

 

Where: National Wax Museum Plus, Foster Place, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

Tickets: To book tickets, contact the National Wax Museum Plus here

 

3. Children’s open trad session at the Ark

When: Saturday, 30th ad Sunday, 31st January

 

Time: 12pm – 2:30pm

 

Where: The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

Tickets: No booking required

 

4. Early years gig: I am a Little Boat at the Ark

When: Thursday, 28th January

 

Time: 10:15am and 11:30am

 

Where: The Ark, 11a Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

Tickets: To book tickets, contact The Ark here

 

5. The Lazy Bike's Tradfest Tour 

When: Saturday, 30th and Sunday, 31st January

 

Time: Tours start at 12.30pm – (be there 15 mins in advance of start time)

 

Where:  The Lazy Bikes, Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

 

Tickets: Available through tickets.ie

 

For the full lineup, visit the TradFest Temple Bar website.

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