Creative Resources for Families & Schools

Creative Resources for Families & Schools

Mon 1 Mar - Wed 30 Jun 2021 // ONLINE / FREE

We’ve quite the collection of video resources for you to enjoy online, whether you're at home or in school. Why not try your hand at something new with these video suggestions below and then check out the full range on our Creative Resources YouTube Channel Playlist.

You can also enjoy our range of Downloadable Activity Sheets created by artist and illustrator Alan Nolan HERE

Salt Art with Deirdre O'Reilly

Playful Puppetry with Anne Cradden

Crafty Paper Craft with Andrew Carson - Let's make a Village

Movement and Dance Workshop with Conor Donelan - Part 1

Magical Mindfulness with Jo Quinn - Mindfulness Part 1

Household Monologues with Emily Matthews - The Drama Challenge Part 2

Draíocht Rocks Part 1 - Rock Art with Genevieve Harden

Drawing Blind with Deirdre O'Reilly

Aoife Dunne - ABYSS

Aoife Dunne - ABYSS

Light Up - Draíocht Building Projection Commissions 2021

Mon 22 Mar - Sat 1 May 2021

Light Up - Draíocht's Building Projection Commissions 2021 - Continues with a brand new work by Digital installation artist Aoife Dunne ... ABYSS .. a large-scale digital installation inspired by the chaotic nature of our current isolated and technology-driven lives.

Aoife Dunne is an installation artist fusing sculpture, video, sound, performance, and costume. Her imaginative compositions are a product of accumulating, arranging, reusing, and reworking layers of visual and digital material. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts London, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, with upcoming shows in New York, Puerto Rico, Paris and Tokyo. Aoife is from D15 and is currently based and working in Dublin.

Find out more on her website

We are delighted to present ‘Light Up’, an artist led, community engagement Project, presented by Draíocht, in partnership with Fingal County Council. It sees Draíocht commission artists to create a series of images that will be projected on to our building over the darker months of 2021.

Share your visit to our Projections with us ... #5kmfromhome #DraiochtProjections #LightUp
or email your images to


  • Aoife Dunne - ABYSS video
#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

#CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set

With Genevieve Harden

Mon 29 Mar - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Artist Genevieve Harden has created this amazing workshop to help you create your own Animation Set, complete with backdrop, props and a mini photo of yourself in the middle of all the action, on your dream day. First a brainstorm to draw your perfect sketched background painting. Maybe a Hot Air Balloon Adventure? Maybe a Beach Scene? Or maybe a Giant Ladybird and lots of Giant Flowers? Enjoy drawing and painting your backdrop and adding in objects into your scene. Gen shows us how to make a ladybird from plasticine to complete her adventure. You could carry on this idea and make your own stop motion movie afterwards.  


Draíocht's Family Art programme is ideal for ages 5-10 years.

  • #CreateAtHome - My Dream Day - Make your Own Animation Set video
#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

#CreateAtHome Printing for Toddlers with Anne Cradden

Draíocht and Early Years

Mon 29 Mar - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Artist Anne Cradden has created this amazing workshop to help you explore the fabulous shapes and colours that can be created with stamping and printing, especially at home, using easy to find objects. Make your own stamps, using cardboard, sponges and even toys. Mix colours and create all kinds of shapes. After all your wonderful prints are dry, try your hand at making home-made bunting!

Draíocht's Early Years Art programme is ideal for ages 2-4 years.
Printing is fun, and is also messy, so make sure to DRESS FOR MESS!


Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Art Explorers Go Wild with Genevieve Harden - Part 1

Presented by Draíocht in collaboration with Creative Fingal and Creative Ireland

Mon 29 Mar - Wed 30 Jun 2021

Genevieve will show you how to make an animal and its habitat using found materials from nature. Starting with a walk, she will make a collection of sticks, dried flowers and stones that she will use to make an animal. Back in the studio, she will demonstrate how to construct a creature using sticks, clay and plaster bandage. Then you can either keep your animal, or return it to the wild!

Enjoy some Downloadable Activity Sheets by Artist Alan Nolan

Mother Tongues Festival 2021

Mother Tongues Festival 2021

Mon 17 - Sat 22 May 2021 Online

Draiocht is thrilled to be a partner venue for this years Mother Tongues Festival 2021, taking place online from 17-22 May.

The Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Originally devised to celebrate the first birthday of its founding organisation and UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day on 24 February, the Mother Tongues Festival has hosted events in over 20 different languages since its inception in 2018.

Save the Launch Date: 15 April 2021, for full programme details over on

#MTFest returns this year with an inclusive, interactive digital experience suitable for all.

  • Mother Tongues Festival 2021 video
Dirtbirds - No Filters
  • Friends Special Price Event

Dirtbirds - No Filters

Fri 5 - Sat 6 Nov 2021 8PM Main Auditorium // €24 / €22 conc

In a world where women are expected to have the patience of Mother Teresa, the arse of Jennifer Lopez, the social media profile of Kim Kardashian and the BMI of Elle McPherson, the pressure is relentless. Dirtbirds, the comedy duo and internet sensation, present their hilarious new show ‘No Filters’ which takes a close look at the barrage of bullshit we are subjected to on a daily basis and reminds us that despite what we’re told, there is NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT ... (except maybe Jamie Dornan’s arse in Fifty Shades Darker.)

So.. if you need answers to questions like:
How do I have confidence when I feel lower than a snake’s arse?
How do I learn to love my muffin top?
When the kids wreck my head how do I stop myself from selling them on Done Deal?
… then this is definitely the show for you. (Perfect women not allowed in)

PLEASE NOTE: This show has been rescheduled to Fri 5th & Sat 6th November 2021 (from 5th March). We are in the process of contacting all customers to transfer tickets to the new date or arrange refunds.


"Their comedy is based on observing normal-life situations and turning them into very intelligent quips, sketches and stories." The Independent

"Sinead and Sue identify a gap in comedy that women can relate to, they are passionate mothers themselves and have first- hand experience of life’s challenges." The Times