Wild Neighbourhood Festival Saturday June 10

Wild Neighbourhood Festival

A mini-arts and environmental festival for young families to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg. This festival explores creative ways to embrace nature in our city, highlighting the urban wildlife and habitat of DCU’s All Hallows campus in Drumcondra. Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland's national day of free creativity for children and young people. Wild Neighbourhood is a collaboration between DCU and Grasshopper Events.

Supported by Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council Arts Office.
Children jumping in the air
Festival Programme


1pm to 1.30pm Jazz and Jays with DCU Jazz Ensemble
1.45pm to 2.15pm Meadows and Melodies Concert with DCU Campus Choir
2.30pm to 3.15pm Butterfly & Mockingbird Show with Zoë Conway & John McIntyre
3.15pm to 3.45pm Woodland Creatures Dance Party with Olwyn Lyons
4pm to 4.30pm Jigs and Jackdaws with DCU Trad Ensemble
4.30pm to 5pm Mr. Fox’s Circus Finale



1pm & 2.45pm Nature Safari art workshop with Elva Mulchrone
2.30pm Wriggly Words storytelling with Seosamh Ó'Maolalaí
1.30pm & 3.30pm Grow Poems from Nature with Anne Tannam in partnership with Poetry Ireland
1pm to 4pm Wild Things art workshop with Susan Leen
4pm Amuigh Faoin Spéir bilingual storytelling & art workshop with Sadhbh Devlin



1.30pm Circus Workshops & Family Games Tournament with Mr. Fox

Circus Workshops & Family Games Tournament with Mr. Fox



1-5pm Library Lair Tent Children’s books and book worms with DCU Library
1.15pm & 3pm Scholars & Squirrels Nature Trail with DCU Sustainability 



All Hallows campus
Tickets and Location


This event is free of charge but ticketed. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite.

Access to DCU All Hallows campus is by foot, via the pedestrian entrance on Church Avenue and via the entrance on Grace Park Road. Ticket collection will take place at both gates. The gates will be open to the general public from 12.30pm.

*Creative workshops are both drop-in and ticketed. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis at the Wild Workshop Tent. 


In the spirit of the festival's environmental theme, we ask people to walk, cycle or take public transport to All Hallows campus. Please note, there is no parking provision on campus for this event. Attendees with special requirements will be accommodated. 


This is an outdoor event, performed on the All Hallows campus green. Attendees are invited to bring picnic blankets and small deck chairs to sit on. There will be a limited number of picnic tables available. Attendees are not permitted to bring barbecues.

children having a picnic


This site is fully accessible. 

If you have any accessibility or sensory requirements please let us know upon booking by emailing; fiona.earley@dcu.ie, to make arrangements to avail of fast track entry and access to a quiet space.

A short video introducing you to the location will be availability shortly.

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