Category - Festival
Date - Thursday, April 6, 2017 - Sunday, April 9, 2017 All Day


As part of the Westport 250 celebrations for 2017, Westport Town Hall in association with Westport Community Youth Initiative will launch a new Children’s Arts Festival. This festival, titled “Mac-Luí” (mock lee) is intended to become an annual legacy project, hence the name Mac (meaning son-of) and Luí derived from William Leeson, the architect tasked with planning the town of Westport 250 years ago. This festival will include an array of live performances, workshops and exhibitions that will strive to nurture children’s creative intuition and give a unique insight to how children see the shape of the world around them.


(click on each event to view detailed information)

Thursday April 6th

11.00am and 1.00pm Punchlion Theatre Company


Friday April 7th

1.00pm – 5.00pm: Printmaking Workshop
2.30pm – 4.30pm: Storytelling Sessions 
4.30pm – 5.30pm: Childrens Exhibition Launch
6.00pm – 8.00pm: Kubo and the Two Strings 


Saturday April 8th

10.00am – 1.00pm: MAKE Art “Make Westport” 
12.00pm – 1.30pm: Little Gem Puppets
1.00pm – 5.00pm: Printmaking Workshop
2.00pm – 4.00pm: Rí Rá agus Rince
3.00pm – 5.00pm: The Smurfs in 3D


Sunday April 9th

3.00pm & 4.00pm: Pignut Productions
3.30pm – 4.30pm: Lego Builders Workshop
2.00pm – 3.30pm: Samba Beats Drumming Workshop
5.00pm: Mac Luí Community Concert