Baboró International Arts Festival for Children

Baboró International Arts Festival for Children is Ireland’s flagship international arts festival devoted exclusively to children and families. Its multidisciplinary arts extravaganza takes place every October in Galway, Ireland. Baboró’s mission is to inspire children to engage with the world through their experience of the creative arts.

Baboró aims to ensure that each festival experience is a rich cultural encounter for its young audience members, inspiring them to engage, to question and to have fun and memorable experiences.  This is achieved through Baboró’s arts-in-education strategy, which includes pre and post engagement activities, an annual CPD for teachers and much more.

Baboró aims to support artists and educators in their endeavours to inspire children through their creative arts experiences.

Baboró’s Aims:


  • Artists and educators in their endeavours to inspire children through their creative arts experiences
  • New audiences and communities so that all children enjoy equal access to high-quality creative arts programming, in and out of school
  • Children through respect and recognition of their differing needs and wants in order
    to provide enriching opportunities


  • Educators in conversations with their students through opportunities surrounding the festival for critical and creative thinking
  • Students by creating spaces for creative exploration before, during, and after the festival
  • Communities in supporting young learners by presenting festival events that produce child-forward thinking
  • Education communities through providing programmes for children and their creative education


  • Appreciation and understanding of all forms of the creative arts throughout Ireland and the world to children, enabling them to develop frameworks for engaging with the creative arts
  • A diverse, ambitious and high-quality creative programme from Ireland and around the world at annual one-week festival in Galway

Contact Details

Contact Name

Michelle McDonagh, Communications


Hynes Building,
St. Clare’s Walk,
Merchants Road,
H91 NCK3

Telephone No.

+353 (0)91 562 667




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