aisling festival longford

Welcome to 2015 Aisling Children’s Arts Festival

Aisling is the Irish word for Dream... and that really sums it up for me! Let your children follow their dreams and their imagination at this year’s Aisling Children’s Arts Festival. Why not set aside time with your children to browse through our brochure or website?

We have lots of exciting projects planned. Our Open Day is like a tasting menu of what’s to come throughout the week ahead—a sprinkling of performance, arts and crafts, music and fun. Remember that our Open Day on 18th October is completely free with most activities indoors, so join us regardless of the weather! Our dream is to make the Arts accessible to all—to open the doors to workshops, performances, fun and games and to remind you that the Arts are alive in Longford throughout the year.

We couldn’t provide our offering without the continued support from Mona and all at Backstage Theatre. We are very lucky in Longford to have this venue providing great enjoyment the whole year round.

A special word of thanks also to our many local business sponsors, Paul Higgins and all at Backstage Youth Theatre, St Michael’s BNS and all our Outreach venues. This year’s theme is Sharing Happiness. Spread the word and enjoy the 18th annual Aisling Children’s Arts Festival!

Angela Crossan

Last Years Winning Artist

My name is Maciej Alan Malec. I am ten years old. I was born in Poland and I came to Ireland with my family in 2009. I have three sisters Emilja, Marlena and Laura and my parents are Alicja and Dariusz. I go to St. Michael’s BNS and I am in 4th class. My teacher’s name is Ms. Keaveney and I have lots of friends in school. I like to read, play football and draw in my spare time. I was absolutely thrilled when I won the Aisling Children’s Art competition. I hope to enter a lot more drawing competitions in the future.