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Wild Neighbourhood

  • Performance

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. 

Wild Neighbourhood has engaged with artists and creatives to develop art workshops, performances, nature tours, games, poetry and a school outreach project with Grace Park Educate Together NS. Featuring DCU’s homegrown talent including the Campus Choir and Jazz and Trad Ensembles as well as special guests. This festival is inspired by the local habitat including the local animals, birds, trees and plants of the All Hallows campus grounds.

Wild Neighbourhood takes place on Saturday, June 10th from 1pm – 5pm on DCU All Hallows campus.

The Badger Stage

  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm Jazz and Jays with DCU Jazz Ensemble
  • 1.45pm – 2.15pm Meadows and Melodies Concert with DCU Campus Choir
  • 2.30pm- 3.15pm Butterfly & Mockingbird Show with Zoë Conway & John McIntyre
  • 3.15pm – 3.45pm Woodland Creatures Dance Party with Olwyn Lyons
  • 4.00pm – 4.30pm Jigs and Jackdaws with DCU Trad Ensemble
  • 4.30pm – 5.00pm Mr. Fox’s Circus Finale

Wild Workshops Tent

  • 1.00pm & 2.45pm Nature Safari art workshop with Elva Mulchrone
  • 2.30pm Prickly Poems & Wriggly Words with Lucinda Jacob
  • 1.30pm & 3.30pm Prickly Poems & Wriggly Words with Anne Tannam in partnership with Poetry Ireland
  • 1.00pm – 4.00pm Wild Things art workshop with Susan Leen
  • 4.00pm Amuigh Faoin Spéir bilingual storytelling & art workshop with Sadhbh Devlin

Circus and Games Area

  • 1.30pm Circus Workshops & Family Games Tournament with Mr. Fox
  • 3.00pm Circus Workshops & Family Games Tournament with Mr. Fox

Other Activities

  • 1.00pm – 5.00pm Library Lair Tent Children’s books and book worms with DCU Library
  • 1.15PM & 3PM scholars and Squirrels Scavenger Hunt with DCU Sustainability


  • This event is free of charge but ticketed. Tickets can be booked via Eventbrite.
  • Creative workshops are both drop-in and ticketed. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis at the Wild Workshop Tent. 
  • 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.


  • 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.

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DCU All Hallows Campus
DCU All Hallows Campus
Grace Park Rd
Co. Dublin
D09 N920

10 Jun 2023

1.00PM - 5.00PM

Age range