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21/09/2016 - A voyage of fun and discovery at Wainfest 2016


A voyage of fun and discovery at Wainfest 2016.

 Enjoying Wainfest’s Monster Story Party in 2015 



“A voyage of fun and discovery awaits the children of Donegal at this year’s Wainfest 2016” thats according to the organisers in the Cultural Services team in Donegal County Council.



Sinéad mcLaughlin who has been part of the team organising this year’s event says that “this year’s Children’s Arts and Book festival, which runs from the 8th to 15th October, offers the very best in performance for children aged 4 – 12 years of age”. 



Wainfest 2016 will be officially launched by former Donegal GAA County footballer and 2012 All Ireland medal winner Eamon McGee on Friday 23 September in the Central Library, Letterkenny and features a wonderful selection of events to be enjoyed by children in libraries and taobh tire points right across the county, including revolting rhymes, cartoon workshops, science shows, theatre productions and much much more.



Family events will be hosted on Saturday the 8th and 15th October and have been inspired by Roald Dahl, children’s literary genius who would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year. 



Gloriumptious Story Parties in venues across Donegal on Saturday 8th October will allow children to have the chance to delve into their creative sides with activities and games while enjoying a Roald Dahl story. 



And on Saturday 15 October cinemas all over the county will have special screenings of ‘The BFG’ the new film adaptation of the Roald Dahl’s classic book.



Cllr Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council believes that Wainfest embodies all that is core to the work of the Cultural Services division of the Council, saying “Donegal County Council believes that promoting and supporting arts, culture, heritage and language is good for our society, our economy and our national identity both at home and abroad. This has always been and always will be one of our enduring strengths. Our culture helps to create a deepened sense of place, citizenship and pride of place in all sections of our society, including our very youngest members. Wainfest is at the core of this and is one of the ways in which we reach out to them”.



With an extensive schools programme as well as family events; parents, carers and teachers are invited to bring along their children to something tailored just for them.   However, as most events require pre-booking, early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.



The Wainfest 2016 programme is now available to download at or

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