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Family Friendly Destination of the Year 2017

Sunrise Children's Festival

A celebration of music, creativity, nature and all things magical in the beautiful Celtic gardens and surrounding woodlands.

Mainstage Live Music, Comedy, Entertainment, Fire Spectacular & more
Big Bubbles Tent Dragon Pirate Ship, Giant Wooden Games, Puppet Shows, Story-telling & more
8-12 yr olds Imaginosity, Archery Tag, Workshops, Science & Environmental Fun
Down-to-Earth Crafts Willow Sculpture, Fairy-making, Wooden Swords, Wishing Tree & more
Artisan Food Village - The Garden Café & Biddy's Wine Bar - Roundhouse Cinema & much more!

Sunrise Children's Festival at Brigit's Garden - Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2017

Brigit's Garden will again host the 'Sunrise Children's Festival', a unique weekend festival with free camping on Saturday night , dedicated solely to children and their families. 'Sunrise' is a celebration of music, creativity, nature and all things magical in the beautiful Celtic gardens and surrounding woodlands. The 2017 Summer festival takes place from Saturday 29th to Sunday 30th July. Both Day Tickets and Weekend Tickets (with free camping on Saturday night) are on sale now.

'Sunrise Children's Festival' has a full two-day programme of Live Music & Theatre, Comedy, Circus, Puppet shows, Story-telling, Yoga, Fire Spectacular and more, in four tented areas. There will also be lots of delicious artisan food, café and bar.

Come and enjoy a unique opportunity to dance, celebrate, sing, create, and camp with your kids and all the family!


Sunrise Children's Festival 2017 - Line-Up

Sunrise 2017 Programme

Thoughts on last years Sunrise

The festival was amazing! The most beautiful setting and so many activities and music and dance and circus fun and animals. We had the best weekend ever. Well done to the organisers, staff and entertainers, ye were all so kind and welcoming. Please, please, please do it again next year! Kate Dugan

Fabulous weekends had by us all, kids and big kids!
couldn't fault a thing. Special thanks to all the staff involved (especially the crew in the cafe) super long hours and lots of effort put in this weekend but there wasn't a time we weren't greeted with a smile. This weekends memories will be smiled over often. Thank you :) Tania Southwell

The sunrise children's festival was just magical! Beautiful surroundings with so much to see and do and the acts were great. Really well organised too. Look forward to the next one. Hazel Murphy

We had such a great weekend, brilliant music, shows and fun activities and it was really well organised, well done everyone involved. Looking forward to next year already. Carol Barrett


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

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Slán go fóill :)*

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