Ruaille Buaille 2010

South Dublin County Council Arts and Library Services are delighted to announce the Ruaille Buaille 2010 Lucan Childrens Arts Festival.  Ruaille Buaille 2010 will take place in the venues, schools and public spaces of Lucan and it environs. 

Some of the many hightlights of Ruaille Buaille include a children’s Irish language theatrical production The Elves and the Shoemaker presented by Branar Children’s Theatre Company, A Spotlight on Africa, Ireland and Dublin. Ruaille Buaille has all the wonderous, magical and imaginative ingredients to spark the creativity of any child.

One of the festival’s highlights is sure to be the Ruaille Buaille Festival Carnival. 

This event will take place on Lucan Village Green and will feature Eurosamba, Nemo Le Magician, Chinese Dragons, Limbo Dancing, Samba Drumming, Lucan Drum Call, Face-Painting, Fairies, Buskers, Costumes and  Masks, Jugglers and Jesters as well as a whole lot more children’s events and performances. 

As part of Ruaille Buaille a competition took place in the Lucan, Palmerstown and Adamstown primary schools earlier this year. The competitions was to design the festival image 2010. The response was amazing with a total of 12 schools participating and over 900 entries in total. One image was selected for use on all publicity material. The image for the festival 2010 was created by Gavin Millea, 3rd class, St. Mary’s BNS, Lucan, Co. Dublin. A number of images were also selected to be exhibited as part of a Children’s Exhibition and will be on display in Lucan Library for the duration of the festival. 

Ruaille Buaille is presented by South Dublin County Council Arts and Library Services. 

Lucan Library will also play host to a wide number of workshops and performances, the week will start with a Mobile Music Workshop for Mother and Toddler groups, a performance by The Celtic Rathskallions Canadian arts troupe as well as a DJ’ing Workshop and finishing with a Saturday morning Music Workshop for Families. The festival also features an outreach visiting musicians’ programme, available to primary schools, with workshops in Beatbox, African Hand Drumming with JabbaJabbaJembe, Boomwhacker Workshops and a music workshop experimenting with everyday materials – The Plumber’s Guide to World Music!