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Aisling Children's Arts Festival 2014

At the launch night of Aisling 2013 Pauric McIntyre told all present that Longford was so fortunate to have a Children’s Arts Festival. He pointed out that while sport nourishes the heart of the community the Arts sustains it’s soul. Thus Aisling 2013 commenced. Now here we are a year later with a brochure that may look different but is yet again bulging with a wide variety of workshops, exhibitions, schools projects and theatrical performances. The 17th Aisling Children’s Arts Festival is ready to go.

The credit for the continued success of Aisling goes to a lot of people and groups spread across County Longford. This year our theme is “Friendship” and we the committee realise that our festival would not exist without our numerous generous and extremely helpful friends; the many local businesses that sponsor us, Mona and everyone in Backstage Theatre, Paul Higgins and all in B.Y.T., St. Michael’s B.N.S., The Temperance Hall and all our outreach venues. We are extremely grateful for your continued support and valued friendship.

Thank you each and everyone.

Last Years Winning Artist

Saoirse is 15 years old and currently attends Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford. Saoirse has loved drawing since she was little. She watches Japanese cartoons, known as Anime and it is from here she draws her inspiration. She travels to Anime conventions in Dublin and meets up with friends who also have the same interests. In the future Saoirse would love to work in Japan and become an illustrator.