Bualadh Bos Children's Festival 2023 - Lime Tree Theatre

Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2023

Festival programme at a glance.

When the Moon Spun Round | Lime Tree Theatre 
FAMILY SHOW: Thur 5th Oct: 6.30pm | Tickets: €10
SCHOOL SHOWS: Fri 6th Oct: 9.30am & 12.15pm | Tickets: €8

A beautifully dark and enchanting new show for young audiences from Fidget Feet and Ceol Connected. This charming and uplifting take on the stories and poetry of WB Yeats in the book When the Moon Spun Round edited by Noreen Doody and illustrated by Shona Shirley Macdonald. Book here

Rothar | Belltable
FAMILY SHOWS: Sat 7th Oct: 1pm & 3pm | Tickets: €10
SCHOOL SHOWS: Fri 6th Oct: 10am & 3pm | Tickets: €8

In the little bike shop at the end of town, a world of adventure awaits. Two boys and their bikes travel the world in a show that conjures play from the everyday and where anything is possible. Book here.

A Masterclass with Boss Rob | Belltable
FAMILY WORKSHOP: Sun 8th Oct: 1pm | Tickets: €10
SCHOOL WORKSHOPS: Mon 9th Oct: 10am & 12pm | Tickets: €6

This is a new interactive workshop by playmaker Darren Yorke (playing Boss Rob), playwright Liam McCarthy, and illustrator Duffy Mooney Sheppard with support from Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival. Originally developed by Dublin City Council Arts Office and Creative Ireland for Cruinniú na nÓg. Book here.

The Bualadh Bop | Belltable
SUN 8TH OCTOBER: 3pm | Tickets: €10

Join the party at Belltable with DJ Aoife Nic Canna, storyteller Sinéad O’Brien, with and crafts  from artist Duffy Mooney Sheppard. Book here.

Author Workshop: Gráinne O’Brien | Belltable
SAT 7TH OCTOBER: 11.30am | Tickets: €6

Gráinne O’Brien will read her hilarious story of love and lost shoes in the wonderful county of Limerick. Book here.

The Goonies | Belltable
SUN 8TH OCTOBER: 6pm | Tickets: €8

Calling themselves The Goonies, they attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and, in doing so, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. Book here.

Wandering Stories Workshop with Sinéad O’Brien | Belltable Hub
SCHOOL WORKSHOPS: Mon 9th Oct: 9.30am & 11.30am | Tickets: €6

Wandering Stories is an immersive storytelling event, facilitated by expert storyteller Sinéad O’Brien. Book here.


Punk Alley | Lime Tree Theatre
FAMILY SHOW: Tue 10th Oct: 6.30pm | Tickets: €10
SCHOOL SHOW: Tue 10th Oct: 11am | Tickets: €8

Punk Alley is a loud, wild, and unapologetic joyride of live original punk music and high energy dance. But don’t leave your adults at home – this is a punk show for everyone.

The show is fully ISL interpreted and everyone is invited to participate in creating songs, writing placards, and playing music.  It’s electric, live and anything could happen. We’re in this together. Let’s make some noise!
VIVA LA PUNK! Book here.

The Boy Who Talked To Dogs | Lime Tree Theatre 
FAMILY SHOWS: Sat 14th Oct: 2.30pm & 6.30pm | Tickets: €12
SCHOOL SHOWS: Fri 13th Oct: 9.30am & 12.30pm | Tickets: €8

The Boy Who Talked to Dogs tells the true story of Martin McKenna growing up in Garryowen, Limerick in the 1970’s. Born the smallest of identical triplets into a family of 8 siblings, Martin was always thought of as the runt of the litter and cruelly nicknamed as the stupid boy by his alcoholic and abusive father. Book here.

Wait a Minute | Dance Limerick
FAMILY SHOWS: Sat 14th Oct: 11am & 1pm | Tickets: €10
SCHOOL SHOWS: Fri 13th Oct: 10am & 11.30am | Tickets: €8

How to deal with somebody different? Someone of whom you can’t even tell what type of creature it is? A human, a dog, a bird? Fortunately, there’s no need to change each other.

Wait a minute… stick to simply being who you are. Book here.


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