About the Aisling Festival


The Aisling Children’s Arts Festival was founded in 1998 and its aim was to provide an annual multi disciplinary week long arts festival totally dedicated to children and young people in County Longford. The ethos of the festival is to nurture and develop an artistic appreciation among young people by introducing them to a wide range of arts disciplines such as drama, music, dance and the visual arts through the medium of workshops and performances. The festival is still run by a committee of local volunteers and is dependent on funding from grant agencies and local businesses.

Aisling Committee Members

The Festival has been organised by a local voluntary committee including Angela Crossan, Clare Macko, Nora Horan, Brid Nevin, Edel Penrose, Colette Meally, Shirley Humpston, Maria Gray, Fiona Jackson, Teresa McGuinness, Moe Reynolds, Aine O'Sullivan, Marie Fennessy, Marina Duffy & Angela Brady


The Aisling Committee accepts no responsibility for any injuries which may result from any event connected with the festival. The festival organisers cannot be responsible for transporting children to and from events. Adults must accompany small children to the theatre performances. Many of the workshops can be messy so children should wear old clothes or bring an old shirt or apron. Children must be collected on time from workshops. Photos taken at festival events may be used as promotional material for the festival.


The Aisling Children’s Arts Festival would not be possible without the generous help of our sponsors:

  • Barry Express
  • BM Motor Factors Ltd
  • Brentech Data Systems Ltd
  • Brian Fallon Hardware LTD
  • Edward J. Valentine
  • Core Financial Services Ltd
  • Create Interactive
  • Crossan Cablecomm Ltd
  • Dr. Mel Gorman
  • Dr Celine Mc Hugh
  • Dr. Niall Donohue
  • Dr. Paul Trueick
  • Durkins (Longford)
  • Farrell-Coy
  • Flynn & Lynch Life & Pensions Ltd
  • Glennon Bros Timber Ltd
  • Hair by Ronan
  • John Browne & Co Accountants
  • John J. Quinn & Co
  • Kanes Travel Agency Ltd
  • Kevin “Boxer” Moran TD
  • Longford Credit Union
  • Longford Indoor Market
  • Nevin's Taxis
  • Oasis Design
  • O’Reilly Insurance Broker
  • Outtake Community Media
  • Providers (Longford) Ltd
  • Shaws Garage
  • Sherpack Ltd
  • Sweeney Architects
  • Tesco Ireland
  • Western Plastics

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