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Jul 10, 2017

Sunrise Children’s Festival 2017 Announces Line-Up

Sunrise Children’s Festival at Brigit’s Garden is back for 2017 and have just announced their full line-up across four stages, showcasing the best in children’s entertainment with live music, theatre, magicians, puppeteers and much more.

This year’s line-up includes performances from Cula Bula, The Clandestinos, Ikarumba, Sid Bowfin, Kidisco, Kyle Riley and Punchlion Comedy. Carrot Puppet Theatre will be enchanting the crowds with walk-about performances throughout the weekend. 

A special pirate-themed area by Big Bubbles with giant wooden games will also include the popular Angry Birds catapult game.  Children can also participate in African Drumming and Didge “N” Beatbox workshops.

Down to Earth green crafts will be showing children how to make Mexican Eye Gods, Swords and Medallions and introducing them to the wealth of crafts than can be made out of forest materials.

If it all gets too busy, the star-gazer hammock area and family chill-out zone are perfect places to rest ahead of the fire-spectacular on Saturday evening.  And for older kids we have added an exciting Tag Archery field game and a science and educational tent featuring Imaginosity, called “What’s the Big Idea?”

“Last year the Sunrise Children’s Festival proved to be a paradise for kids and their families, a celebration of music, creativity, nature and all things magical in the beautiful Celtic gardens and surrounding woodlands – and this year will even better!” says Brigit’s Garden Director Jenny Beale.

Sunrise Children’s Festival takes place on July 29th & 30th in Brigit’s Garden, Roscahill, Co. Galway. Day and weekend tickets are available at and prices begin at €25. Brigit’s Garden is a not-for-profit organisation and all proceeds go to support the Gardens.

Sunrise 2017 Programme


The following food will be provided during the festival:

At the Garden Café

Friday 5.00pm - 9.00pm

Saturday 8.00a.m to 8.00pm

Sunday 8.00 - 6.00pm

Biddy's Bar

Friday til 10.00pm

Saturday til 11.00pm

Sunday til close

At our Garden BBQ

Saturday 12.00- 8.00pm

Sunday 12.00-4.00pm

At the Food Stalls

Saturday 12.00 - 8.00pm

Sunday 12.00 - 4.00pm

Garden Café:

The Garden Café will serve

Breakfast includes a buffet bar with cereals, bacon/sausage rolls, croissants etc.

Lunch & Dinner is a delicious range of hot food, salads and kids’ options and drinks include a selection of herbal teas, coffee, wine, craft beers and minerals.

There will also be a range of home-baking and other treats in store for your delight

The Garden BBQ will be sizzling sausages and burgers with all the trimmings and the Food Stalls will be serving a variety of foods from Asian street food, baked potato, pizza, chips to delicious artisan ice-cream.


Driving along the N59 from Galway city you will pass through a small town called Moycullen. Follow the festival traffic signs.

A few kilometres after this you will reach the small village of Roscahill. You will then see a brown heritage signpost on the left hand side of the road with Brigit's Garden name on it pointing to Turn Right. Take this right and the entrance to Brigit's Garden is on the left approximately 2km from this turn (after the community centre and church on the left hand-side).

For those using GPS or Google Maps, they may direct you turn right at Connemara Motors but it is more efficient if you continue onwards with the festival traffic signs.

GPS Coordinates for Brigit's Garden:N: 53.38558   W: 9.2131

Please pay attention to the signs for the overnight carpark and day carpark during this event.

Accommodation Close by

(for Friday and/or Saturday night)

In Roscahill Co. Galway- 5 mins drive from Brigit's Garden

Rockfield House B&B, 091 555586

In Oughterard, Co. Galway: 10 mins drive from Brigit's Garden

Camillaun Lodge, 091 552678
The Boat Inn, 091 552196 (family rooms from €78)
Ross Lake House Hotel,, 091 550109
The Connemara Lake Hotel 091 866016
Oughterard Hostel 091 552388

Overnight for Campervans, contact Dessie Walsh in Oughterard, €10 per van, 085 2899391

Oughterard Hostel 091 552388

Camp Sites

Salthill Caravan Park ; Salthill, Galway City, County Galway
Tel: 091 523972; 086 8175551 Email:
Spiddal Mobile Home Park Tel: 091 553372, Mob: 087 7607698 Email:

There is plenty of other accommodation listed at Follow links for accommodation and search for Moycullen or Oughterard

Please spread the word, follow us on Facebook and Twitter!! Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Slán go fóill :)*

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