Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest

 
Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí

Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous
6-14th October 2018
Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Contents
Fáilte / Welcome...................................................................................................................... 1
Wainfest Launch .....................................................................................................................3
Pre-Festival Events.............................................................................................................. 4
Family Events................................................................................................................................7
Day by Day Guide.............................................................................................................. 24
School Events...........................................................................................................................35

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Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Fáilte go Wainfest 2018
Tá lúcháir mhór orainn fáilte a chur romhat chuig an 22ú Wainfest        Tá féile Wainfest atá curtha i láthair ag Rannóg Cultúrtha Chomhairle
-Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí. Beidh an fhéile ar siúl i        Chontae Dhún na nGall ina sheoid luachmhar i saol cultúrtha Dhún
mbliana ón 6ú go dtí an 14ú lá de Dheireadh Fómhair agus í lán           na nGall. Tá muid fíorbhuíoch as an mhaoiniú a bronnadh orainn tríd
de dhathanna agus spraoi. Is é Fiáin agus Iontach (nó Wild and           an Chlár Éire Ildánach a chuidigh linn cur leis an chlár agus taibheoirí
Wondrous) an téama i mbliana agus geallaimid ocht lá iontach             úra a mhealladh. Ba mhaith linn fosta aitheantas a thabhairt dár
de chuimhneacháin sona le clár féile na bliana seo. Tá rud éigin         gcomhpháirtithe atá ag glacadh páirte le himeachtaí s’acu fhéin
do gach duine ó naíonáin bheaga go dtí páistí dhá bhliain déag           agus a chuidigh gó mór linn an fhéile a mhéadú arís i mbliana.
d’aois. Tá léirithe amharclainne, damhsa, rímeanna, scéalaíocht,
údair, ceardlanna digiteacha, scannáin, imeachtaí Harry Potter, turais   Glaicaigí am le bhur dtoil le cuimhní úra teaghlaigh a chruthú agus
traenach, imeachtaí Gaeilge agus an oiread eile arís.                    léim isteach agus faigh amach caidé atá romhat i bhféile iontach
                                                                         Wainfest i mbliana.

                                                                         Coiste Wainfest

   Ós rud é go bhfuil an chuid is mó de
   na himeachtaÍ le cuir in áirithe roimh
   ré, moltar duit é sin a dhéanamh
   go luath ionas nach mbeidh dÍomá
   oraibh.Tá na himeachtaÍ saor in aisce,
   mura gcuirtear a mhalairt in iúl.

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Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Welcome to Wainfest 2018
    We are delighted to welcome you to the 22nd Wainfest Children’s           Wainfest, presented by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division,
    Arts and Book Festival. The festival takes place this year from the 6th   is one of the gems of the Donegal cultural scene. We are delighted
    to the 14th of October and is full to the brim with colour and fun.       to have been awarded funding through the Creative Ireland
    Wild and Wondrous (or Fiáin agus Iontach) is our theme this year          programme, which has helped us enlarge our programme and
    and we promise to bring you an exceptional eight days of wonderful        attract new performers. We would also like to acknowledge our
    moments as you navigate through the festival programme. We                partners who have come on board to hold events in their own
    have something for everyone from tiny toddlers to tremendous              venues, allowing us to expand our programme even further.
    twelve year olds. We have theatre performances, dancing, rhymes,
    storytelling, authors, digital workshops, films, Harry Potter events,     So please take time to make memories with your family and dive
    train rides, Irish language events and so much more.                      in to discover what awaits you in this year’s Wild and Wondrous
                                                                              Wainfest.

                                                                              The Wainfest Committee

        As most events require pre-booking,
        early booking is advised to avoid
        disappointment. All events are free,
        unless otherwise stated.

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Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Wainfest Launch 2018

Venue:      Inishowen Maritime Museum & Planetarium
Date:       September 21st          Time: 11.00
Opening by: The Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council,
            Cllr Seamus O’ Domhnaill.

Special guest Malachy Doyle will read from
his book Molly and the Stormy Sea, an
enchanting fable about faith, sacrifice and
hope, featuring wonderful illustrations
from Andrew Whitson.

Malachy has published books for children
of all ages as well as teenagers. He draws
on his childhood in Ireland, his children’s
childhood in Wales, from his favourite
folk tales, but especially from his own
thoughts for the inspiration for his stories. His best
known picture books include The Dancing Tiger, Big Pig, Hungry!
Hungry! Hungry!, and recently published books Cinderfella and Ootch
Cootch.

The Salty Seadogs will come ashore for the launch and provide some
slapstick comedy entertainment. This gruesome twosome will stop at
nothing to get a hearty laugh, Just don`t let them talk you into taking
a long walk off a short plank!

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Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Pre-Festival Events

    Wainfest Right To Read                                                       Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer based in Dublin.
                                                                                 Her latest book is Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World
    with Sarah Webb                                                              (illustrated by Lauren O’Neill), published in October by O’Brien Press.

                                                                                                                                             P      Pre-Festival Event

    Blazing a Trail: Irish                                                                                          A Sailor Went to Sea,
    Women Who Changed                                                                                               Sea, Sea
    the World - Schools
    Workshop with Sarah                                                                                             Nursery Rhyme Fun and Craft with Sarah
    Webb.                                                                                                           Webb. Sarah will share nursery rhymes,
                                                                                                                    poems and songs from her award-winning
    2018 is the centenary of Votes for                                                                              collection illustrated by Steve McCarthy, A
    Women in Ireland. Find out about some                                                                           Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea. She will then
    of Ireland’s most remarkable women in                                                                           show the little ones (and their grown-ups)
    this interactive workshop which includes                                                                        how to make their own collage dogs.
    dressing up and acting, and then write
    your own manifesto for the future. How
    will YOU change the world?

     Áit/Venue                  Am/Time Dáta/Date            Teagmháil/Contact
                                10:00                                                    Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date           Teagmháil/Contact
     Central Library                       October 1st       074 9124950
                                & 12:30                                                  Buncrana Library            10:00     October 2nd       074 9361941

    Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                             Aois/Age: 9 Upwards           Líon Daoine/Capacity: 15                                     Aois/Age: 0-3

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Pre-Festival Events
                                                                             Mary Roche PhD is the author of Developing Children’s Critical Thinking

  Wainfest Right To Read                                                     through Picturebooks, which received a United Kingdom Literacy
                                                                             Association Academic Book Award. Her ‘Critical Thinking and Book Talk’

  with Mary Roche                                                            (CT & BT) approach has been adopted by the National Council
                                                                             Curriculum Assessment (NCCA). You can follow Mary on Twitter
                                                                             @marygtroche
                                                                                                                                      P Pre-Festival Event

  Getting children off to                                                                                      Bookworm Babies 5th
  a great start: talking                                                                                       Birthday Celebration
  and thinking about
  picturebooks in the                                                                                          Our Bookworm Babies are celebrating
  early years.                                                                                                 their 5th birthday during Wainfest 2018.
                                                                                                               Please help us mark this special occasion
  In this multimedia presentation Mary                                                                         by coming along to our birthday party.
  will explain how parents, early educators                                                                    Since its launch by Dr. Mary Roche
  and junior school teachers can use                                                                           during Wainfest 2013, Bookworm Babies
  picturebooks for readalouds at individual                                                                    has gone from strength to strength, and
  level, small group and whole class level.                                                                    Dr. Roche will be back to help us
  Research shows that readalouds develop                                                                       celebrate. Bookworm Babies is an
  stronger vocabulary, build connections                                                                       initiative of the Library Service, Health
  between the spoken and written word,                                                                         Promotion and Improvement, and
  develop visual literacy, increase attention                                                                  Lifestart to promote the importance of
  span, provide a safe way of exploring                                                                        reading with young children to their
  strong emotions, develop cognition, and                                                                      parents/guardians.
  promote bonding and relationships - as
  well as providing pleasure and fun for all.

   Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact          Áit/Venue                  Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
   Central Library              19:00      October 4th   074 9163834                Central Library            11:00     October 5th      074 9163834

  For parents, early educators and junior school teachers                          For parents and preschool children aged 3 to 5 years

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Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Family Events

  Mr. Hullabaloo’s                                                             Dig It Kids
  Storytime Treats
                                                          F     Family Event                                                             F     Family Event

 Join Mr. Hullabaloo the                                                       Are you interested in history?
 magical storyteller and his                                                   Why not dig in to archaeology
 colourful puppet friends                                                      and find out more about how
 for an enchanted tea party                                                    people lived thousands of years
 full of well-loved classic                                                    ago right here in Donegal.
 stories and songs. From
 teddy bear picnics to royal                                                   Join archaeologists Lisanne
 balls at the storybook                                                        O’Loughlin and Dr Stephen
 castle, this show is lots of                                                  Mandal as they inform us about
 fun for all the family.                                                       recent exciting archaeological
                                                                               finds in Co. Donegal. There will be
                                                                               an opportunity to craft your own
                                                                               replica “gold” armlets just like the
                                                                               arm rings that were found here
                                                                               earlier this year. Learn about the
                                                                               Celts and have your face painted
                                                                               with a Celtic pattern.

  Áit/Venue                     Am/Time Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact       Áit/Venue                      Am/Time Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact
  Central Library               10:00    Saturday 6th   074 9124950             Carndonagh Library             10:00    Saturday 6th   074 9373701
  Milford Library               12:30    Saturday 6th   074 9153927             Buncrana Library               12:30    Saturday 6th   074 9361941

 Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                                  Aois/Age: 3-9       Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                            Aois/Age: 7 Upwards

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Come Explore the Wild and Wondrous - 6-14th October 2018 Féile Ealaíon agus Leabhar do Pháistí - Wainfest
Bricí Spraoi/Imagination                                                    Wild and Wondrous
    Playground                                                                  Drama Workshop
                                                                                with Zara Holmes
                                                           F     Family Event                                                           F     Family Event

    Come and build with                                                         Zara Holmes performing arts academy presents the wild and wondrous
    Imagination Playground                                                      drama workshop with themes from the Gruffalo, Disney, musicals and
    – a breakthrough play space                                                 much more.
    concept to encourage child-
    directed play. The blue foam                                                Singing, acting and dancing with drama games, storytelling and lots of
    blocks of various shapes                                                    fun for everyone!
    – squares, chutes, balls,
    connectors- enable children                                                  Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
    and their adults to have hours
    of fun as they imagine, invent,                                              Leabharlann Phobail
                                                                                                             10:00     Saturday 6th   074 9522500
    build and play.                                                              Na Rosann

    Benefits include: Problem-
    solving, encourages
    imagination, collaboration, fun,
    exercise, boosts confidence and
    inspires creativity

     Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact
                                 10:30
     Bundoran Library            11.30    Saturday 6th   071 9829665
                                 12.30

    Líon Daoine/Capacity: 20                              Aois/Age: 3-10        Líon Daoine/Capacity : 20                               Aois/Age: 3-10

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Jeramee, Hartleby                                                           Donegal and Bluestacks
agus Oooglemore                                                             Festival Carnival Parade
– Dramaíocht
                                                        F    Family Event                                                              F     Family Event

Tá Jeramee, Hartleby agus Ooglemore cois trá. Tá go leor ag tarlú –         Fionn Uisce - A Carnival Celebration of
caitheann Hartleby go leor ama ag tabhairt orduithe agus é ag iarraidh      Ballyshannon’s Clear Water Heritage.
an áit is fearr ar an trá a aimsiú. Tosaíonn Oooglemore ag damhsa agus
ag déanamh gaisce ach buaileann sé an liathróid go róchrua, cailleann       To mark European Year                                                  of
sé é agus milleann sé an cluiche. Imíonn Hartleby leis agus é crosta.       Cultural Heritage 2018, this year’s
Cuireann Jeramee gach rud ina cheart arís.                                  Carnival Project takes its inspiration
                                                                            from Ballyshannon’s natural and
Baineann Jeramee,                                                           built heritage. Specifically, the clear
Hartleby agus                                                               waters of the Erne River that define
Oooglemore sásamh                                                           the town and the ESB’s Kathleen’s
agus só as a soineantacht                                                   Fall’s hydro electric power station.
álainn agus as a                                                            On Carnival Night itself, the streets of Ballyshannon will be brought to
n-amaideacht aoibhinn                                                       life with some very special theatrical and musical performances.
féin. Tagann an triúr seo
                                                                            The Carnival Finalé, which is best viewed from the area of William
le chéile agus neart le
                                                                            Allingham Bridge, will feature a suitably evocative fire sculpture by
rá acu ach gan ach trí
                                                                            LUXe landscape theatre and a special lighting-up of the Kathleen’s Falls
fhocal acu lena rá.
                                                                            hydro electric power station, courtesy of
                                                                            the ESB.

 Áit                          Am       Dáta           Teagmháil              Áit/Venue                       Am/Time Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact
 Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair,                                                  Market Street, Castle Street,
                              14:00    Dé Sathairn 6ú 074 9560862                                            19:30    Saturday 6th   074 9153900
 Doirí Beaga                                                                 The Port, Ballyshannon

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 200                        Aois/Age: 3 Upwards        Líon Daoine/Capacity: All Welcome                    Aois/Age: 3 Upwards

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Harry Potter Experience at Oakfield Park
                                                                                                          F   Family Event

     Don’t be a muggle –
     come and join us for a wizard day out!
     Come along to Oakfield Park for a special Harry Potter weekend at
     Hogwarts. Take a trip on the Hogwarts Express around the magnificent
     parkland before buying a chocolate frog from Bertie Bott’s sweet stall. Pop
     in to the Three Broomsticks to sample some butterbeer and listen to a
     chapter of Harry Potter.

     Meet lots of other Hogwarts characters around the park whilst enjoying
     crafts and other activities. (Do not fear, the Dementors will be kept in
                                                                                              up as
     Azkaban by Dumbledore’s magic).                                                   Dress ourite
                                                                                            av
                                                                                      your f cter to
                                                                                        chara rt in all
                                                                                             a
      Áit/Venue                   Am/Time        Dáta/Date      Teagmháil/Contact      take p fun.
                                                                                           the
                                                 Saturday 6th
      Oakfield Park, Raphoe       12.00 -18:00                  074 9173922
                                                 Sunday 7th

     Entry:                   Train:                   Family Pass:
     Adults:   €8             Adults:   €5             2 Adults & 2 Children:   €30
     Children: €5             Children €3              2 Adults & 3 Children:   €35
     Under 3s: Free           Under 3s: Free           1 Adult & 2 Children:    €25
                                                       1 Adult & 3 Children:    €30

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The Snail and the                                                               Goldilocks and
Whale – Tall Stories                                                            the Three Bears
                                                                                - presented by Miriam Lambert Puppeteer.
                                                           F     Family Event                                                             F     Family Event

Inspired by the book by Julia Donaldson                                                                                Imagine a storybook
& Axel Scheffler                                                                                                       that comes alive!

Join a tiny snail on her trip                                                                                          Miriam Lambert, is delighted
round the world in Tall Stories’                                                                                       to present Goldilocks and the
magical, musical production                                                                                            Three Bear where the story
inspired by the fantastic                                                                                              comes alive within her original
bestselling picture book by                                                                                            two-tier puppet booth. Peek
Julia Donaldson and Axel                                                                                               and Boo, Miriam’s signature
Scheffler.                                                                                                             characters guide the children
                                                                                                                       to the tale of a little girl who
Longing to see the world, a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of a                                                 pays a visit to the home of the
humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing adventure – but                                                         adorable baby bear!
when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? Follow the
tiny snail’s exciting journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous
young girl and her seafaring father…

Price: €10/€12 - Family of four €36                                                                                    Price: €8 - Family of four €27

 Áit/Venue                     Am/Time Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact       Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
 An Grianan Theatre            13:30    Sunday 7th       074 9120777                                         14.00
                                                                                 Balor Theatre, Ballybofey             Sunday 7th       074 9131840
                                                                                                             & 16:00
 An Grianan Theatre            15:00    Sunday 7th       074 9120777

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 200                            Aois/Age: 4 Upwards        Líon Daoine/Capacity: 200                           Aois/Age: 7 Upwards

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Steve Cole – Author
                                                                             F   Family Event

     Join bestselling children’s author Steve
     Cole for a fun packed session.
     Author of Astrosaurs, Secret Agent
     Mummy, Magic Ink, Young Bond and
     many more, Steve leads audiences on a
     laugh-a-minute, high energy, ukulele-
     accompanied master class in “chucking
     imagination at words” (aka telling
     stories). He will teach children quick-
     and-easy ways to invent story ideas,
     share secret writing tips and reveal
     the origins of some of his own loopy
     characters.

      Áit/Venue                  Am/Time Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact
      Central Library            16:00     Monday 8th    074 9124950
      Twin Towns
                                 18.00     Tuesday 9th   074 9175384
      Community Library

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                        Aois/Age: 7 Upwards

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Booklet Launch
‘Scéaltaí: The 1930s Schools’ Manuscript                                       Rhyme Time
Collection in County Donegal’
                                                           F    Family Event                                                              F    Family Event

Join us for the launch of the ‘Scéaltaí’ booklet that provides an overview     Rhyme Time is half an hour of songs, rhymes and actions: perfect for
of the Irish Folklore Commission’s 1930s Schools’ Manuscript Collection        children under 5. Bring your toddler along to the following libraries
in County Donegal in which schoolchildren were encouraged to collect           for a morning of movement and fun.
and document folklore material in their home districts on themes such
as local history, monuments, folktales, legends, riddles, proverbs, songs,
customs, beliefs, games, pastimes, traditional work practices and crafts.

As part of the County Donegal Heritage Plan, Eithne Ní Ghallchobhair
of the Royal Irish Academy was commissioned to research and write
this free, A5-size, 56-page booklet which is the fourth in the ‘Donegal
Heritage Series’ published by the County Donegal Heritage Office,
Donegal County Council in association with The Heritage Council.

 Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact
 Dooish National School,
                              19:30      Tuesday 9th    074 9172576
 Glenfinn Road, Ballybofey
                                                                                Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                                Central Library             11:00    Wednesday 10th    074 9124950
                                                                                Buncrana Community
                                                                                                            11:00    Thursday 11th     074 9361941
                                                                                Library
                                                                                Milford Community Library   12:30    Friday 12th       074 9153927

                                                                               Líon Daoine/Capacity: 20                               Aois/Age: Under 5

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Tom Palmer – Author                                                              Shane Hegarty - Author
                                                                 F     Family Event                                                             F    Family Event

     Come along and join bestselling author Tom Palmer, the creator of the                                                 Donegal County Libraries is
     Football Academy, Foul Play and The Defenders. Tom is a children’s                                                    delighted to welcome back the
     author specialising in the world of football and rugby which he blends                                                amazing Shane Hegarty. Shane
     together with genres, such as detective, spy, ghost and history. Tom’s                                                Hegarty was the Arts Editor of the
                                                                                                                           Irish Times but left to write full
     talks always feature lots of chat about reading for pleasure and how he
                                                                                                                           time in 2013 when Darkmouth
     researches, writes and edits his books.
                                                                                                                           became the sensation of the
                                                                                                                           Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with
                                                                                                                           record-breaking publishing deals
                                                                                                                           in the UK, US, Germany, Brazil
                                                                                                                           and more. Shane lives on the
                                                                                                                           east coast of Ireland, in a village
                                                                                                                           not unlike Darkmouth. Only with
                                                                                                                           no monsters……..that he knows
                                                                                                                           about…….

                                                                                       Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact
      Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date            Teagmháil/Contact       Buncrana Community Library 16:00     Tuesday 9th      074 9361941
      Central Library             16:00      Tuesday 9th       074 9124950             Milford Community Library   18:30    Wednesday 10th 074 9153927

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                              Aois/Age: 7 Upwards        Líon Daoine/Capacity : 60                           Aois/Age: 8 Upwards

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Beauty & the Beast
Fab Lab                                                                    Puppet Show followed by
– Digital Fabrication For Kids
                                                                           Oisín in Tír nÓg storytelling
                                                       F    Family Event                                                                  F     Family Event

The aim of the Fab Lab is to make                                          Come along and enjoy a
design tools available to all. Learn how                                   retelling of the classic story
                                                                           tale Beauty and the Beast.
to design and create using 2D and laser
                                                                           This 'tale as old as time' will
cutting technologies.                                                      be brought to life through
                                                                           the magic of puppetry.
In this fun and creative workshop, students will master the
techniques required to design and make their very own picture frame.
                                                                           The show will be followed
                                                                           by a storytelling session
Are you interested in making things? Are you excited by new
                                                                           recounting the story of Oisin
technology? If you answered yes to the above questions, then get
                                                                           in Tir Na nÓg. The lively tale
yourself along to this digital fabrication / craft workshop.
                                                                           of Oisin, sees him follow a
                                                                           girl called Niamh into the
 Áit/Venue           Am/Time       Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                           world of Tir Na nÓg, but
 Buncrana Library    16:00-18:00   Wednesday 10th   074 9361941            what will happen after the
                                                                           passing of 300 years?

                                                                            Áit/Venue                        Am/Time   Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                            Bundoran Community Library       18:30     Wednesday 10th   071 9829665

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 20                            Aois/Age: 11-12        Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                                      Aois/Age: 6 -10

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MakeyUppers – Mystery Bag
                                                                               F   Family Event

     CSI (Curious Story Investigators) Rita Book and
     Goodie Reed have stumbled upon a long lost
     mystery bag and need help in their investigation to
     discover who owns it and how it ended up so lost
     for so long.

     “An interactive performance
     of storytelling and craic unlike
     anything you will have seen
     before!”

      Áit/Venue           Am/Time       Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
      Central Library     18:30         Thursday 11th      074 9124950

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                                Aois/Age: 4-12

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Jonathan Meres – Author
                                                                           F   Family Event

Anyone hoping for a tightly-scripted
talk, from a bestselling children’s
author, involving tips on creative
writing and possibly a PowerPoint,
should go elsewhere.

If, however, watching an ex-stand-up comedian muck about, sing,
mutter to himself and possibly even talk about his World of Norm
books (if he remembers to), is more your thing, then you’re in for
a treat.

Suitable for 8-12 year olds. Unsuitable for those of a nervous
disposition and sour faced grownups!

 Áit/Venue              Am/Time     Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
 Carndonagh Library     18:30       Thursday 11th      074 9373701
 Bundoran Library       16:00       Friday 12th        071 9829665

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 90                            Aois/Age: 8 Upwards

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Joe Daly - Children’s Magic and Illusion Show
                                                                                F   Family Event

     Joe Daly is a full time professional magician and can be seen most
     weekdays on RTEjr with his new series abraKIDabra. His magic shows
     are absolutely brilliant fun for all age groups.

     “Each show is packed full of really cool
     modern magic and mini illusions, all
     presented with Joe’s unique style of
     comedy and energy.”

      Áit/Venue               Am/Time      Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
      Central Library         16:00        Friday 12th      074 9124950

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                            Aois/Age: 4 Upwards

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Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre - Authors
                                                                             F   Family Event

Philip Reeve has been writing for children and young adults since
2001 and is best known for his multi award-winning Mortal Engines
quartet. Sarah McIntyre is a writer and illustrator of children’s
books and comics. Her award-winning picture book work includes
illustrating Morris the Mankiest Monster by Giles Andreae, and You
Can’t Eat a Princess! by Gillian Rogerson.

The dynamic duo of Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre will be bringing
their fun packed event to this year’s festival.

 Áit/Venue                Am/Time     Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
 Aislann Chill Chartha/
                          16:00       Friday 12th        074 9738376
 Kilcar
 Buncrana Library         10:00       Saturday 13th      074 9361941
 Carndonagh Library       12:30       Saturday 13th      074 9373701

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                              Aois/Age: 4 Upwards

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Finns Fit Foods                                                            Song of the Sea
     – Cooking Demonstration                                                    - Animated Film
                                                           F     Family Event                                                               F     Family Event

     Finn is a bestselling cookbook                                             Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his little sister Saoirse -the
     author, private chef and marine                                            last remaining ‘seal-child’- as they go on an amazing journey into
     scientist. She lives locally in                                            the magical world of ancient legend in an attempt to return to their
     Bundoran where she spends her                                              seaside town.
     time cooking, working at sea
                                                                                The film takes inspiration from the mythological Selkies of Irish
     and surfing whenever she gets
                                                                                folklore, who lived as seals in the sea but became humans on land.
     the chance. Finn draws on her
     personal experience as a coeliac,                                          Admission: €5
     her background in marine science
     and her culinary arts training to                                           Áit/Venue                 Am/Time    Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
     create dishes, inspired by the
                                                                                 Century Cinemas,
     sea and her active life, that are                                                                     12:00      Sunday 14th        074 9121976
                                                                                 Letterkenny
     delicious, easy to make and
     affordable. Her mission is to
     ensure that gluten free (and healthy!)
     doesn’t mean you’re comprising on
     taste, spending hours in the kitchen or
     tons of money on your groceries.

      Áit/Venue                 Am/Time Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
      Bundoran Community
                                12:30    Saturday 13th   071 9829665
      Library

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 20                              Aois/Age: 8-12                                                           Aois/Age: 4 Upwards

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The Shape of Things/Cruthanna
– Branar Téatar do Pháistí
                                                                                       A   ASD Friendly   F   Family Event

The world all around is made up of wonderful shapes, but sometimes
there are too many shapes that some shapes get lost. This is a story
of two shapes, Cubert and Treantán, and the adventures they have
finding their way back to each other.

Set in a soft and tactile environment Starcatchers and Branar tell this
interactive story through puppetry, object theatre, music and sound.

The Relaxed Performance is specifically designed to welcome people
who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment,
including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and
communication disorders, or a learning disability.                           ession
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                                                                         for oldeeds
“High-quality early experience                                                 ln
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 of theatre” 4.5 stars - The Review Hub
 Áit/Venue                   Am/Time    Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact
 Central Library
                             10:00      Saturday 13th   074 9124950
 (Relaxed Perfomance)
 Central Library             12:30      Saturday 13th   074 9124950

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 50         Aois/Age: 6 mnths – 2 yrs with adults

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Donegal Youth                                                                   A Taste of Syria
     Chamber Orchestra                                                               - In conjunction with Inishowen Development
                                                                                     Partnership & The Community Food Initiative
                                                                 F    Family Event                                                             F    Family Event

     Family Lunchtime Concert with the Donegal Junior String Orchestra               Family Event - Come along and enjoy a tasting of teas, treats and
     of Donegal Music Education Partnership. Treat yourself and your little          traditions from Syria and an opportunity to meet some of the Syrian
     ones to a free family concert. No booking is necessary.                         families that have moved to Carndonagh.

      Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date           Teagmháil/Contact       Áit/Venue                  Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
      Glebe House and Gallery     12:30      Saturday 13th    074 9137071             Colgan Hall, Carndonagh    11:00     Saturday 13th    074 9362218

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: All Welcome                       Aois/Age: All Ages      Líon Daoine/Capacity : 40                             Aois/Age: All Ages

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Book Launch: A Child’s Guide to
Glenveagh National Park
                                                                                F   Family Event

Come and celebrate our new booklet to help children learn about this wild
and wondrous place and enjoy an afternoon of autumn adventure in this
magical location.

More information available from www.glenveaghnationalpark.ie from 1st October
Price: Free of Charge (No Booking Required)

 Áit/Venue                 Am/Time          Dáta/Date
 Glenveagh National Park   13:00 - 16:00    Sunday 14th

Líon Daoine/Capacity: All Welcome           Aois/Age: 4 Upwards

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Wainfest 2018
Day by Day Guide
 P    Pre-Festival Event     F    Family Event     S    School Event     A     ASD Friendly

      Time         Event Description                                   Venue                          Contact       Type   info

     Dé Luain 1ú Deireadh Fómhair / Monday 1st October
     10:00        Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the         Central Library, Letterkenny   074 9124950   S P    Pg. 4
                  World - Schools Workshop with Sarah Webb
     12:30        Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the         Central Library, Letterkenny   074 9124950   S P    Pg. 4
                  World - Schools Workshop with Sarah Webb

     Dé Máirt 2ú Deireadh Fómhair / Tuesday 2th October
     10:00        A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea with Sarah Webb       Buncrana Community Library     074 9361941   S P    Pg. 4

     Déardaoin 4ú Deireadh Fómhair / Thursday 4th October
     19:00        Mary Roche : Getting children off to a great         Central Library, Letterkenny   074 9263834   P      Pg. 5
                  start-talking and thinking about picturebooks
                  in the early years.

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P    Pre-Festival Event       F     Family Event     S    School Event     A     ASD Friendly

    Time             Event Description                                   Venue                           Contact       Type   info

    Dé hAoine 5ú Deireadh Fómhair / Friday 5th October
    11:00             Bookworm Babies 5th Birthday Celebration           Central Library, Letterkenny    074 9263834   F      Pg. 5

    Dé Sathairn 6ú Deireadh Fómhair / Saturday 6th October
    10:00             Mr. Hullabaloo’s Storytime Treats                  Central Library, Letterkenny    074 9124950   F      Pg. 7

    10:00             Dig it Kids                                        Carndonagh Community Library    074 9373701   F      Pg. 7

    10:00             Wild and Wondrous Drama Workshop                   Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann   074 9522500   F      Pg. 8
                      with Zara Holmes
    10:30             Bricí Spraoi/Imagination Playground                Bundoran Community Library      071 9829665   F      Pg. 8

    11:30             Bricí Spraoi/Imagination Playground                Bundoran Community Library      071 9829665   F      Pg. 8

    12:00 -18:00      Harry Potter Experience                            Oakfield Park, Raphoe           074 9173922   F      Pg. 10

    12:30             Mr. Hullabaloo’s Storytime Treats                  Milford Community Library       074 9153927   F      Pg. 7

    12:30             Dig it Kids                                        Buncrana Community Library      074 9361941   F      Pg. 7

    12:30             Bricí Spraoi/Imagination Playground                Bundoran Community Library      071 9829665   F      Pg. 8

    14:00             Jeramee, Hartleby agus Oooglemor                   Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair        074 9560862   F      Pg. 9

    19:30             Donegal Bay and Bluestack Festival Carnival        Ballyshannon                                  F      Pg. 9

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P    Pre-Festival Event       F    Family Event        S   School Event     A     ASD Friendly

     Time             Event Description                                    Venue                                Contact       Type   info

     Dé Domhnach 7ú Deireadh Fómhair / Sunday 7th October
     12:00 -18:00      Harry Potter Experience                             Oakfield Park, Raphoe                074 9173922   F      Pg. 10
     13.30             The Snail and the Whale - Tall Stories              An Grianan, Letterkenny              074 9120777   F      Pg. 11
     14:00             Goldilocks and the Three Bears                      Balor Theatre, Ballybofey            074 9121976   F      Pg. 11
     15:00             The Snail and the Whale - Tall Stories              An Grianan, Letterkenny              074 9120777   F      Pg. 11
     16:00             Goldilocks and the Three Bears                      Balor Theatre, Ballybofey            074 9121976   F      Pg. 11

     Dé Luain 8ú Deireadh Fómhair / Monday 8th October
     10:00             Yoga for Kids with Joanne Cullen                    Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 38
     10:00             Steve Cole – Author                                 Milford Community Library            074 9153927   S      Pg. 12/48
     10:00             Kieran Crowley – Author                             Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 39
     10:00             The Cycle of Water Workshop - CatchmentCARE         Lifford Community Library            074 9172726   S      Pg. 44
     10:00             Discovery Dome                                      Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 40
     10:00             Sensory Story Time with Sharon Curran               Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S A    Pg. 39
     10:00             Jumping Clay                                        Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann        074 9522500   S      Pg. 41
     10:00             Fab Lab - Digital Fabrication For Kids              Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   074 9560862   S      Pg. 15/51
     10:00             Wild and Wondrous Drama Workshop                    St Johnston and Carrigans            074 9148551   S      Pg. 8/48
                       with Zara Holmes                                    Resource Centre

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P    Pre-Festival Event       F    Family Event       S    School Event     A     ASD Friendly

     Time            Event Description                                    Venue                                Contact       Type   info

     11:00            Donegal Mammy - Evelyn Glynn                        Manorcunningham Community            074 9157611   S      Pg. 38
                                                                          Playgroup
     11:00            Sensory Story Time with Sharon Curran               Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S A    Pg. 39
     11:00            Booklet Launch & Guided Tour: A Long                County Museum, Letterkenny           074 9124613   S      Pg. 37
                      Farewell’ – Emigration of Donegal Women
                      1845-1955’ exhibition
     11:00            Discovery Dome                                      Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 40
     12:00            Discovery Dome                                      Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 40
     12:30            Steve Cole - Author                                 Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 12/48
     12:30            Kieran Crowley - Author                             Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S      Pg. 39
     12:30            Yoga for Kids with Joanne Cullen                    Lifford Community Library            074 9172726   S      Pg. 38
     12:30            Fab Lab - Digital Fabrication For Kids              Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   074 9560862   S      Pg. 15
     13:00            Discovery Dome                                      Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 40
     16:00            Steve Cole - Author                                 Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   F      Pg. 12

    Dé Máirt 9ú Deireadh Fómhair / Tuesday 9th October
     10:00            Steve Cole - Author                                 Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 12/48
     10:00            Tom Palmer - Author                                 Milford Community Library            074 9153927   S      Pg. 14/49
     10:00            Shane Hegarty - Author                              Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 14/49
     10:00            Wild about Nature: Creative Habitats                Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S      Pg. 43

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P   Pre-Festival Event      F      Family Event    S      School Event     A     ASD Friendly

     Time            Event Description                                    Venue                                  Contact       Type   info

     10:00            Brighdín Carr – Údar agus Ceoltóir                  Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair     074 9560862   S      Pg. 40
     10:00            Wild about Reading at your Library                  Bundoran Community Library             071 9829665   S      Pg. 48
     10:00            Jumping Clay                                        Donegal Town Community Library         074 9725329   S      Pg. 41
     10:00            Bricks4Kidz                                         Comharchumann Forbartha                074 9520024   S      Pg. 52
                                                                          & Fostaίochta Arainn Mhór/
                                                                          Arranmore Island
     10:00            Create a Cover with Ruth Graham                     Lifford Old Courthouse                 074 9141733   S      Pg. 49
     10:00            Tom Thumb – Lyngo Theatre                           Regional Cultural Centre               074 9129186   S      Pg. 35
     11:00            Teddy’s Seaside Holiday                             Balor Theatre, Ballybofey              074 9131840   S      Pg. 36
     12:00            Tom Thumb – Lyngo Theatre                           Regional Cultural Centre               074 9129186   S      Pg. 35
     12:30            Tom Palmer - Author                                 Central Library, Letterkenny           074 9124950   S      Pg. 14/49
     12:30            Wild about Nature: Creative Habitats                Carndonagh Community Library           074 9373701   S      Pg. 43
     12:30            Shane Hegarty - Author                              Buncrana Community Library             074 9361941   S      Pg. 14/49
     12:30            Steve Cole - Author                                 Twin Towns Community Library           074 9175384   S      Pg. 12/48
     12:30            Brighdín Carr – Údar agus Ceoltóir                  Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann          074 9522500   S      Pg. 40
     12:30            Jumping Clay                                        Bundoran Community Library             071 9829665   S      Pg. 41
     12:30            Aqua Explorers with Waters & Communites             Raphoe Community Library               074 9144115   S      Pg. 42
     12:30            Meitheal Ealaíon le Cathal Mac Fhionnaile           An Gailearaí, Aislann Ghaoth Dobhair   074 9560862   S      Pg. 42
     13:00            Bricks4Kidz                                         Áras Sheáin Bháin, Baile na Finne      074 9546071   S      Pg. 52
     13:30            The Secret Garden                                   Balor Theatre, Ballybofey              074 9131840   S      Pg. 36

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P    Pre-Festival Event       F    Family Event       S    School Event     A     ASD Friendly

    Time             Event Description                                    Venue                               Contact       Type   info

    16:00             Tom Palmer - Author                                 Central Library, Letterkenny        074 9124950   F      Pg. 14
    16:00             Shane Hegarty - Author                              Buncrana Community Library          074 9361941   F      Pg. 14
    18:00             Steve Cole - Author                                 Twin Towns Community Library        074 9175384   F      Pg. 12

    Dé Céadaoin 10ú Deireadh Fómhair / Wednesday 10th October
    10:00             Shane Hegarty - Author                              Central Library, Letterkenny        074 9124950   S      Pg. 12/48

    10:00             Discovery Dome                                      Carndonagh Community Library        074 9373701   S      Pg. 40

    10:00             Fab Lab - Digital Fabrication For Kids              Buncrana Community Library          074 9361941   S      Pg. 15/51

    10:00             Jumping Clay                                        Lifford Community Library           074 9172726   S      Pg. 41

    10:00             Aqua Explorers with Inishowen Rivers Trust          Moville Community Library           074 9385110   S      Pg. 44

    10:00             Tom Thumb – Lyngo Theatre                           Regional Cultural Centre            074 9129186   S      Pg. 35

    10:00             Something Fishy with Inland Fisheries               Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann       074 9522500   S      Pg. 45
                      Ireland
    10:00             Wild about Nature: Creative Habitats                An tSean Bheairic/ Falcarragh       074 9180888   S      Pg. 43

    10:00             Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                       The Forge Family Resource Centre,   071 9861924   S      Pg.46
                                                                          Pettigo
    10:00             Song of the Sea - Animated Film                     Abbey Arts & Cultural Centre        071 9851375   S      Pg. 50

    11:00             Amhrán na Mara - Scannán Beochana                   Amharclann Gaoth Dobhair            074 9560862   S      Pg. 50

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P   Pre-Festival Event       F     Family Event      S    School Event     A     ASD Friendly

     Time            Event Description                                    Venue                                Contact       Type   info

     11:00            Discovery Dome                                      Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 40
     11:00            Rhyme Time                                          Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   F      Pg. 13
     12:00            Tom Thumb – Lyngo Theatre                           Regional Cultural Centre             074 9129186   S      Pg. 35
     12:00            Jumping Clay                                        Twin Towns Community Library         074 9175384   S      Pg. 41
     12:00            Discovery Dome                                      Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 40
     12:30            Bricks4Kidz                                         Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg.52
     12:30            Shane Hegarty - Author                              Milford Community Library            074 9153927   S      Pg. 14/49
     12:30            Fab Lab - Digital Fabrication For Kids              Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S      Pg. 15/51
     12:30            Something Fishy with Inland Fisheries               Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann        074 9522500   S      Pg. 45
                      Ireland
     12:30            Beauty & the Beast Puppet Show                      Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 15/52
                      with Julie-Rose McCormick
     12:30            Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                       Ballyshannon Community Library       071 9858824   S      Pg. 46
     13:00            Wild about Nature: Creative Habitats                Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   074 9160862   S      Pg. 43
     13:00            Discovery Dome                                      Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 40
     18:30            Shane Hegarty - Author                              Milford Community Library            074 9153927   F      Pg. 12
     16:00            Fab Lab - Digital Fabrication For Kids              Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   F      Pg. 15
     18:30            Beauty & the Beast Puppet Show                      Bundoran Community Library           074 9829665   F      Pg. 15
                      with Julie-Rose McCormick

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P    Pre-Festival Event     F    Family Event       S    School Event     A     ASD Friendly

     Time         Event Description                                     Venue                                Contact       Type   info

    Déardaoin 11ú Deireadh Fómhair / Thursday 11th October
     10:00        MakeyUppers - Mystery Bag                             Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 16/51
     10:00        AgriKids - Farm Safety Workshop                       Raphoe Community Library             074 9144115   S      Pg. 45
     10:00        Puppet show and Stories                               Milford Community Library            074 9153927   S      Pg. 15/52
                  with Julie-Rose McCormick
     10:00        Jumping Clay                                          Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 41
     10:00        Jonathan Meres - Author                               Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S      Pg. 17/51
     10:00        Wild and Wondrous Drama Workshop                      Twin Towns Community Library         074 9175384   S      Pg. 8/48
                  with Zara Holmes
     10:00        Peadar O’Guilin - Author                              Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann        074 9522500   S      Pg. 46
     10:00        Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                         Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   074 9560862   S      Pg. 46
     10:00        Wild about Nature: Creative Habitats                  Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 43

     10:00        Aqua Explorers with Water & Communities               Donegal Town Community Library       074 9725329   S      Pg. 42
     10:00        Coding Workshop on Internet of Things                 Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana               074 9362218   S      Pg. 47
                  - Inishowen Development Partnership
     10:00        Star Boy – Joe Brennan                                Regional Cultural Centre             074 9129186   S      Pg. 35
     11:00        Rhyme Time                                            Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   F      Pg. 13

     11:20        Coding Workshop on Internet of Things                 Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana               074 9362218   S      Pg. 47
                  - Inishowen Development Partnership
     12:30        MakeyUppers - Mystery Bag                             Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 16/51

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P    Pre-Festival Event      F    Family Event      S   School Event     A     ASD Friendly

     Time          Event Description                                    Venue                            Contact       Type   info

     12:00         Star Boy – Joe Brennan                               Regional Cultural Centre         074 9129186   S      Pg. 35
     12:30         AgriKids - Farm Safety Workshop                      Raphoe Community Library         074 9144115   S      Pg. 45
     12:30         Jonathan Meres - Author                              Carndonagh Community Library     074 9373701   S      Pg. 17/51
     12:30         Jumping Clay                                         Buncrana Community Library       074 9361941   S      Pg. 41
     12:30         Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                        Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann    074 9522500   S      Pg. 46
     12:30         Peadar O’Guilin - Author                             Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth       074 9560862   S      Pg. 46
                                                                        Dobhair
     12:30         Wild and Wondrous Drama Workshop                     Donegal Town Community Library   074 9725329   S      Pg. 8/48
                   with Zara Holmes
     12:30         Puppet show and Stories                              Mevagh Family Resource Centre,   074 9155055   S      Pg. 15/52
                   with Julie-Rose McCormick                            Downings
     13:00         Coding Workshop on Internet of Things                Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana           974 9362218   S      Pg. 47
                   - Inishowen Development Partnership
     18:30         MakeyUppers - Mystery Bag                            Central Library, Letterkenny     074 9124950   F      Pg. 16
     18:30         Jonathan Meres - Author                              Carndonagh Community Library     074 9373701   F      Pg. 17

     Dé hAoine 12ú Deireadh Fómhair / Friday 12th October
     10:00         Wild about Reading at your Library                   Central Library, Letterkenny     074 9124950   S      Pg. 48
     10:00         Joe Daly - Children’s Magic and Illusion Show        Milford Community Library        074 9153927   S      Pg. 18/51
     10:00         Wild about Reading at your Library                   Carndonagh Community Library     074 9373701   S      Pg. 48
     10:00         Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                        Buncrana Community Library       074 9361941   S      Pg. 46

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P   Pre-Festival Event      F    Family Event      S   School Event     A     ASD Friendly

    Time         Event Description                                    Venue                                Contact       Type   info

    10:00        Donegal Mammy                                        Moville Community Library            074 9385110   S      Pg. 38
    10:00        AgriKids - Farm Safety Workshop                      Twin Towns Community Library         074 9175384   S      Pg. 45
    10:00        Jumping Clay                                         Leabharlann Phobail Ghaoth Dobhair   074 9560862   S      Pg. 41
    10:00        Bricks4Kidz                                          Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann        074 9522500   S      Pg. 52
    10:00        Philip Reeve & Sarah Mcintyre - Authors              Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 19/52
    10:00        Jonathan Meres - Author                              Ballyshannon Community Library       071 9858824   S      Pg. 17/51
    11:30        AgriKids - Farm Safety Workshop                      Twin Towns Community Library         074 9175384   S      Pg. 45
    12:00        Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                        Carndonagh Community Library         074 9373701   S      Pg. 46
    12:30        Joe Daly - Children’s Magic and Illusion Show        Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 18/51
                 Magic Show
    12:30        Wild about Reading at your Library                   Buncrana Community Library           074 9361941   S      Pg. 48
    12:30        Bricks4Kidz                                          Leabharlann Phobail na Rosann        074 9522500   S      Pg. 52
    12:30        Rhyme Time                                           Milford Community Library            074 9153927   S      Pg. 13
    12:30        Jonathan Meres - Author                              Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   S      Pg. 17/51
    12:30        Philip Reeve & Sarah Mcintyre - Authors              Ballyshannon Community Library       071 9858824   S      Pg. 19/52
    13:00        AgriKids - Farm Safety Workshop                      Lifford Community Library            074 9172726   S      Pg. 45
    13:30        Tiny Tunes - Musical Workshop                        Moville Community Library            074 9385110   S      Pg. 46
    16:00        Joe Daly - Children’s Magic and Illusion Show        Central Library, Letterkenny         074 9124950   S      Pg. 18/51
    16:00        Jonathan Meres - Author                              Bundoran Community Library           071 9829665   F      Pg. 17/51
    16:00        Philip Reeve & Sarah Mcintyre - Authors              Aislann Chill Chartha/Kilcar         074 9546071   F      Pg. 19/52

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P    Pre-Festival Event      F      Family Event    S   School Event     A     ASD Friendly

      Time         Event Description                                    Venue                            Contact       Type   info

     Dé Sathairn 13ú Deireadh Fómhair / Saturday 13th October
     10:00        The Shape of Things - ASD Friendly                    Central Library, Letterkenny     074 9124950   F A    Pg. 21

     10:00        Philip Reeve & Sarah Mcintyre - Authors               Buncrana Community Library       074 9361941   F      Pg. 19

     10:00        Stories & Crafts                                      Bundoran Community Library       071 9829665   F

     11:00        A Taste Of Syria                                      Colgan Hall Carndonagh           074 9362218   F      Pg. 22

     12:30        The Shape of Things/Cruthanna                         Central Library, Letterkenny     074 9124950   F      Pg. 21

     12:30        Philip Reeve & Sarah Mcintyre - Authors               Carndonagh Community Library     074 9373701   F      Pg. 19

     12:30        Finns Fit Foods – Cooking Demonstration               Bundoran Community Library       071 9829665   F      Pg. 20

     12:30        Donegal Youth Chamber Orchestra                       The Glebe Gallery, Church Hill   074 9137071   F      Pg. 22

     Dé Domhnaigh 14ú Deireadh Fómhair / Sunday 14th October
      12:00        Song of the Sea - Animated Film                      Century Cinemas, Letterkenny     074 9121976   F      Pg. 20

      13:00 -      Book Launch: A Childs Guide to Glenveagh             Glenveagh National Park          076 1002537   F      Pg. 23
      16:00        National Park and an opportunity to explore
                   the surroundings

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School Events

 Star Boy                                                                       Tom Thumb
 by Joe Brennan                                                                  – Lyngo Theatre
                                                           S     School Event                                                              S     School Event

 Star Boy is a tale of a small boy who loves to explore. As he is falling       One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and
 asleep one night he sees a shooting star and decides to go in search of        Dad talking - there’s nothing left to eat
 it. His quest to capture the star takes him through the dark woods, over       so they are going to leave him and his
 and under the sea and finally into space. But does he get his star? Come       six brothers in the forest! Outwitting his
 join Star Boy on his amazing adventure and share in his discoveries.           parents and an ogre , Tom shows
                                                                                everybody that even though he is small
                                                                                he is still mighty, as he protects his
                                                                                brothers, finds the treasure and makes
                                                                                sure they’ll never be hungry again.
                                                                                Performed entirely on and under a
                                                                                kitchen table this classic story is brought
                                                                                to life in a playful and fascinating show
                                                                                full of Lyngo’s magic with feathery
                                                                                spinning birds, a flying house and a
                                                                                portable forest. Come and join tiny Tom
                                                                                on his very big adventure!

                                                                                 Áit/Venue              Am/Time         Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                                 Regional Cultural
                                                                                                        10:00 & 12:00   Tuesday 9th      074 9129186
   Áit/Venue                   Am/Time   Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact       Centre, Letterkenny
   Regional Cultural Centre,   10:00                                             Regional Cultural
                                         Thursday 11th   074 9129186                                    10:00 & 12:00   Wednesday 10th   074 9129186
   Letterkenny                 & 12:00                                           Centre, Letterkenny

 Líon Daoine/Capacity: 140                                   Aois/Age: 3+       Líon Daoine/Capacity: 140                                    Aois/Age: 3+

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Teddy’s Seaside Holiday                                                       The Secret Garden
     – Barking Dog Theatre                                                         – Barking Dog Theatre
                                                              S     School Event                                                               S    School Event

     Eddy the Teddy is getting very excited because he’s going off on              A stage adaptation of The Secret Garden
     holiday to the seaside with his best friend Sammy Ragdoll. Sammy              considered by some to be the greatest book ever
     is hoping to have a nice relaxing time, but with Eddy the Teddy, an           written for children.
     adventure is never far away.
                                                                                   After her parent’s death, 10 year old Mary leaves her beloved India
     Using elements of theatre, mime, puppetry and song this show is a             to go to live with her uncle in Yorkshire at Misselthwaite Manor. At
     perfect introduction to live entertainment for younger children.              first self-centred, selfish and aloof, she soon starts making her first
                                                                                   ever friends among the servants. Gradually the secrets of the manor
     Price: €5                                                                     reveal themselves. Where is the secret walled garden and who is the
                                                                                   mysterious boy she hears crying in the night?

                                                                                   Price: €5

      Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact       Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
      Balor Theatre, Ballybofey   11:00      Tuesday 9th    074 9131840             Balor Theatre, Ballybofey    13:30      Tuesday 9th     074 9131840

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 140                                 Aois/Age: 4-6       Líon Daoine/Capacity: 140                                   Aois/Age: 7-9

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County Museum: Booklet Launch and Exhibition Tour
                                                                         S   School Event

Launch of ‘A Long Farewell – Emigration
of Donegal Women 1845-1955’
exhibition booklet.
This booklet accompanies our major exhibition which explores the
emigration of women from Donegal between 1845 and 1955. There will
be a guided tour of the exhibition after the launch of the booklet

 Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date      Teagmháil/Contact
 County Museum, Letterkenny   11:00    Monday 13th   074 9124613

Exhibition, ‘A Long Farewell’ – Emigration
of Donegal Women 1845-1955
This major exhibition explores the emigration of women from Donegal
between 1845 and 1955. Exhibition runs to the January 2019

Saturday 6th – Saturday 13th October

Líon Daoine/Capacity: All Welcome

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Yoga for Kids                                                            Donegal Mammy
     with Joanne Cullen                                                       - Evelyn Glynn
                                                         S     School Event                                                             S     School Event

                                                                              Donegal Mammy loves books and one of
                                                                              her favourite place in the whole world is a
                                                                              visit to the library.
     Freelance Yoga Teacher, Joanne
     Cullen, approaches health and                                            She also loves writing stories
     wellness with passion, enthusiasm                                        and storytelling and she has
     and a sense of fun, encouraging                                          been involved in writing the
     all individuals on to the yoga                                           books Crafty Kids Guide to
     mat. Children’s yoga is hugely                                           Donegal and its Wild Atlantic
     beneficial for their growing                                             Way and Freckles the Elf
     bodies and more importantly,                                             Christmas Magic in Ireland.
     their developing minds.

                                                                               Áit/Venue                       Am/Time Dáta/Date      Teagmháil/Contact
      Áit/Venue                  Am/Time Dáta/Date     Teagmháil/Contact       Manorcunningham
                                                                                                               11:00    Monday 8th    074 9157611
      Central Library            10:00    Monday 8th   074 9124950             Community Playgroup
      Lifford Library            12:30    Monday 8th   074 9172726             Moville Community Library       10:00    Friday 12th   074 9385110

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                           Aois/Age: 9-12        Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                                   Aois/Age: 4-8

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Keiron Crowley                                                               Sensory Storytime
– Author                                                                     with Sharon Curran
                                                        S     School Event                                      A    ASD Friendly     S     School Event

Kieran Crowley is a writer from                                              Join Sharon Curran for a fun,
Mallow, Co. Cork. He has written                                             interactive, sensory story
four books for children in the nine                                          time, tailored specially to
to twelve years age group. His                                               meet the needs of children
debut novel Colm & the Lazarus                                               with ASD. There will also be
Key was shortlisted for the Bisto -                                          a quiet, welcoming, ASD-
now CBI - Book of the Year Award                                             friendly opportunity to use
and The Mighty Dynamo was                                                    the library, while closed to
shortlisted for the Hull Children’s                                          the general public.
Book Award in 2017. His latest
book, The Misfits Club (published
by Macmillan) is a Famous Five
meets The Goonies adventure
story set in rural Ireland.                                                      ASD
                                                                                     ly
                                                                               friend s
                                                                                Event

 Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date       Teagmháil/Contact       Áit/Venue                      Am/Time Dáta/Date      Teagmháil/Contact
 Carndonagh Community                                                         Buncrana Community Library     10:00    Monday 8th    074 9361941
                              10:00    Monday 8th     074 9373701
 Library
                                                                              Buncrana Community Library     11:00    Monday 8th    074 9361941
 Buncrana Community Library   12:30    Monday 8th     074 9361941

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                          Aois/Age: 7 Upwards        Líon Daoine/Capacity: 10                                  Aois/Age: 4-9

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Brighdín Carr
     Discovery Dome
                                                                                   – Údar agus Ceoltóir
                                                              S     School Event                                                               S     School Event

     A planetarium has the ability to                                              Tá Brídín ina muinteoir scoile agus
     bring the universe to your students                                           grá mór aicí ar dhramaíocht, ceol
     while creating a visual experience                                            agus damhsa. Tá sraith leabhair nua
     to help with the learning process.                                            dhá-theanga scríofa ag Brídín mar
     Using state-of-the-art Fulldome                                               shampla ‘Eachtraí Fia, Áit san ait etc.
     360-degree 3D digital projection                                              Chomh maith le sin tá breis agus
     technology, stunning graphics and                                             céad amhráin scríofa aicí do pháistí
     advanced computer simulations                                                 óga agus cáil agus clú orthí ar fúd
     our movies are projected throughout the inner                                 an chontae mar cheoltóir. Ag an
     surface of each dome to fully envelop the audience. This creates a            ceardlann seo, beidh sí ag táispeáint
     breathtakingly immersive, interactive learning environment which truly        samplaí de na leabhair nua, ‘Súile Múile Dúfair’ is ‘Áit
     engages every group, whatever their age and learning ability.                 san ait!’, ag léamh le cheile iad, ag canadh na hamhrán agus giota beag
                                                                                   den damhsa le dul leo. Ansin, taispeánfaidh sí píosa den leabhar nua, ‘Sár
      Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact      Laoch’ atá ag tarlú faoi láthair, is ag múiniú line an cúrfa nua don amhrán
                                                                                   do na páistí chun téiptheafadadh a dhéanamh ar an lá, a bheith le fáil
                                   10:00,
                                                                                   níos déanaí sa leabharlann.
                                   11:00,
      Bundoran Community Library             Monday 8th     071 9829665
                                   12:00,
                                   13:00                                            Áit/Venue                     Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                                    Leabharlann Phobail
                                   10:00,                                                                         10:00      De Máirt 9ú     074 9560862
                                                                                    Ghaoth Dobhair
      Carndonagh Community         11:00,    Wednesday
                                                            074 9373701
      Library                      12:00,    10th                                   Leabharlann Phobail
                                                                                                                  12:30      De Máirt 9ú     074 9522500
                                   13:00                                            na Rossan

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                                Aois/Age: 4-12        Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                                     Aois/Age: 4-8

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Jumping Clay
                                                                        S   School Event

Playing with Jumping Clay is a stimulating process encapsulating
all the senses. We believe that “learning by doing” or “experiential
learning” helps to reinforce a child’s development and education.
“Learning through Play” is vital to a child’s development and Jumping
Clay provides the perfect hands-on learning tool through the use of
our wonderful clay modelling products and educational programmes.

 Áit/Venue              Am/Time   Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact
 Leabharlann Phobail
                        10:00     Dé Luain 8ú       074 9122500
 na Rossan
 Donegal Town Library   10:00     Tuesday 9th       074 9725329
 Bundoran Library       12:30     Tuesday 9th       074 9829665
 Lifford Library        10:00     Wednesday 10th    074 9172726
 Twin Towns Library     12:00     Wednesday 10th    074 9175384
 Carndonagh Library     10:00     Thursday 11th     074 9373701
 Buncrana Library       12:30     Thursday 11th     074 9361941
 Leabharlann Phobail
                        10:00     Dé hAoine 12ú     074 9560862
 Ghaoth Dobhair

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                               Aois/Age: 4-8

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Meitheal Ealaíon                                                               Aqua Explorers
     le Ealaíontóir Cathal Mac Fhionnaile                                           with Water & Communities
                                                                S    School Event                                                                S    School Event

     Éascóidh an t-ealaíontóir Cathal Mac Fhionngaile ceardlann nó                  Discover the magical creatures that inhabit the rivers, lakes and coasts of
     Meitheal ealaíne bunaithe ar a thaispeántas Inis Bó Finne le daltaí scoile     County Donegal, past and present. You will learn how creatures can tell
     as an Ghaeltacht . Dhéanfaidh Cathal samhlaíocht agus cruthaitheacht           us about the health of our water. Take a trip from the mountains to the
     na daltaí a spreagadh agus iad ag foghlaim ceird an ealaíontóír.               sea, and grab the opportunity to look at some of the creatures that also
                                                                                    take this journey.

                                                                                     Áit/Venue                     Am/Time Dáta/Date          Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                                     Raphoe Community Library      12:30      Tuesday 9th     074 9144115
                                                                                     Donegal Town
                                                                                                                   10:00      Thursday 11th 074 9725329
                                                                                     Community Library

      Áit/Venue                    Am/Time Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact
      An Gailearaí,
                                   12:30      Dé Máirt 9ú    074 9560862
      Aislann Ghaoth Dobhair

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 20                                  Aois/Age: 8-12       Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                                    Aois/Age: 8-12

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Wild about Nature: Creative Habitats
with Éanna Ní Lamhna
                                                                       S   School Event

Eanna Ni Lamha is the author of Wild Things at School, a member of
the panel on the RTÉ Mooney Goes Wild radio programme since 1994
and the wildlife expert on The Six O’Clock Show. Join Eanna for a
biodiversity workshop on common Irish mammals, birds and insects
and how we need these for a healthy environment.

 Áit/Venue             Am/Time   Dáta/Date         Teagmháil/Contact
 Buncrana Community
                       10:00     Tuesday 9th       074 9361941
 Library
 Carndonagh
                       12:30     Tuesday 9th       074 9373701
 Community Library
 An tSean Bheairic,
                       10:00     Dé Céadaoin 10ú   074 9180888
 Falcarragh
 Leabharlann Phobail
                       13:00     Dé Céadaoin 10ú   074 9560862
 Ghaoth Dobhair
 Bundoran Community
                       10:00     Thursday 11th     071 9829665
 Library

Líon Daoine/Capacity: 60                             Aois/Age: 8-12

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The Cycle of Water                                                         Aqua Explorers
     – Workshop by CatchmentCARE                                                with Inishowen Rivers Trust
                                                           S     School Event                                                            S    School Event

     Explore the origins of the water we use every day, learn about             Discover the magical creatures that inhabit the
     natural filtration and create a scale model of local topography to         rivers, lakes and coasts of County Donegal, past
     demonstrate water cycle in a catchment. This informative workshop          and present. You will learn how creatures can
     by CatchmentCARE will also look at some ideas for schools to do as         tell us about the health of our water. Take a trip
     part of their Green Schools water theme (Water conservation etc.)          from the mountains to the sea, and grab the
                                                                                opportunity to look at some of the creatures that
                                                                                also take this journey.

                                                                                 Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date        Teagmháil/Contact
                                                                                 Moville Community Library   10:00     Wednesday 10th 074 9385110

      Áit/Venue                   Am/Time Dáta/Date      Teagmháil/Contact
      Lifford Community Library   10:00    Monday 8th    074 9172726

     Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                             Aois/Age: 8-12        Líon Daoine/Capacity: 30                                Aois/Age: 8-12

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