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Wainfest returns to Inishowen 09.10.23

WAINFEST, Donegal’s annual Children’s Arts & Book festival returned at the weekend and runs until Sunday, 15th October, with a host of awesome activities to satisfy the diverse interests and backgrounds of young minds across the county.

It promises to take children on a journey of discovery, creativity and wonder that will stay with them for years to come. The theme of this year’s festival ‘Our Planet, Our Home’ fuses the love of books, art and culture with a commitment to environmental responsibility and hopes to encourage children in Donegal to explore new ways to contribute to climate action.
For more info visit www.wainfest.ie
With over 100 free events for families and schools, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This year’s festival includes an array of engaging experiences; from interactive storytelling sessions to fascinating workshops, and everything in between – it truly is a vibrant celebration of literature, learning, creativity and culture.

Festivities kicked off last Saturday with a range of family events taking place across the county. The schools programme, as always is an action-packed line-up of renowned artists, authors and performers. Limited availability remains for the hugely popular storyteller, Niall De Búrca at An Grianan Hotel on 12th October There’s also still time to book for online author events with Oein DeBhairduin and Alan Dunne so visit Wainfest.ie to secure your school’s place now.

Families can freewheel through the fun all week long with events taking place each day across the county, from Crafting Workshops with Colleen Kearney in Buncrana and Carndonagh Community Libraries, to a Planetarium Show at the Inishowen Maritime Museum. Whatever you fancy, there’s plenty of opportunity for children of all ages to express their creativity, learn new skills and most importantly, have fun!

Spraoi agus Sport in Carndonagh will host a number of events throughout the festival for children of all ages. Children will get the chance to create their own cuddly toy at a Build a Bear Workshop, and perhaps even take them along to the Teddy Bears Picnic the following day.

With so many fun, family events happening across Donegal, and bookings filling up fast, don’t delay and book your place today. For more information about the festival including booking information and event times visit www.wainfest.ie .
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