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Halloween Lantern Parade by Tom Meskell

Halloween Lantern Parade by Tom Meskell

Join over 120 children who have created their very own lantern with artist Tom Meskell to guide them through the mean streets of Westport in our Halloween Parade. 
Hope for Tomorrow by Chanelle Walshe

Hope for Tomorrow by Chanelle Walshe

Town Hall Theatre Gallery, daily 12 pm – 6 pm. Opening reception, Wednesday 24th at 4 pm Town Hall Theatre Chanelle Walshe’s paintings reflect ...
Yarns for Youngsters

Yarns for Youngsters

In this special Halloween event for young festival patrons, extracts from Heinrich Hoffman’s 1845 bedtime classic Struwwelpeter are read by Eileen O’Mara Walsh. A collection of madcap morality fables that are far from cutesy, this hilarious book revels in the dire consequences suffered by children who misbehave.
Inferno presents 'Firestorm'

Inferno presents 'Firestorm'

Inferno presents an intense blazing experience that creates art with fire accompanied by pyrotechnics and mesmerizing circus skills.
The Salmon Of Wisdom - Puppet Show

The Salmon Of Wisdom - Puppet Show

With the bag full of tricks and skills that we have collected along the way, we are delighted to bring you an exciting new telling of this old Irish legend: The Salmon of Wisdom
Ukulele Workshop with Pete Williams

Ukulele Workshop with Pete Williams

Fancy learning the ukulele from the Dexys Midnight Runner himself?
Six-Word Selfie

Six-Word Selfie

The Six-Word Selfie is a fun pop-up exhibition open to all.
‘How to Haiku’ A drop-in clinic with Roberta Beary

‘How to Haiku’ A drop-in clinic with Roberta Beary

Ever wondered about Haiku? Want to write one? Head to this drop-in haiku clinic and try your hand at the traditional Japanese ‘one-breath poem’ composed with seventeen syllables over three lines.
Flash Mob Fiction

Flash Mob Fiction

Anytime on Friday, Saturday + Sunday. Surprise locations all over Westport FREE Westival witches of words Kate Carty...
An Evening With Pat McCabe

An Evening With Pat McCabe

A highly entertaining evening of stories and music with one of Ireland’s finest writers (The Butcher Boy, Breakfast on Pluto, Winterwood).
Westival Goes Walkabout

Westival Goes Walkabout

A walking roaming, pop up open mic afternoon with Terry McDonagh in the butcher, bakers & candlestick makers.
Terry McDonagh - Fourth Floor Flat

Terry McDonagh - Fourth Floor Flat

Book launch by the much loved Kiltimagh man, Terry McDonagh.