Pay It Forward initiative by Lime Tree Theatre and Doras will get more children involved in arts

Primary school pupils gathered from An Mhodhscoil and St Michaels National School at the Belltable today with the Lime Tree Theatre | Belltable’s Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival Curator Liam McCarthy, Director Louise Donlon, and Darren Yorke who plays ‘Fergal’ to announce the dates for this years annual two week festival - October 1st-14th 2022. Three highlight performances have also been announced including the world premiere show ‘Fergal’ which opens the festival on October 1st. Visit for more details or stay up to date by subscribing to our newsletter. Photo by Diarmuid Greene

THE Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival team at Belltable and Lime Tree Theatre are raising funds with Doras to help children in Limerick who may not have access to arts up until now to get involved this October.
Limerick’s only arts festival dedicated to children happens from Saturday October 1 – Friday October 14, two important weeks for the diary for all parents.
The aim of this annual event is to inspire and engage teachers, children and their families in the performing arts.
This Pay it Forward initiative will allow organisers to include more children in the Bualadh Bos Children’s Festival 2022 (Saturday October 1 – Friday October 14) who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.
Participating in art enhances learning, development, wellbeing, belonging and confidence. You can contribute to the Pay It Forward campaign when you buy a ticket to any show between now and October 1 under the Donation tab where you will be prompted to donate.
The ‘Bualadh Bos on Tour’ programme will see increased engagement with schools and teachers across Limerick City and County.
Liam McCarthy, Festival Curator said “This year will see the best of Irish and International theatre for children playing across the Lime Tree Theatre and Belltable stages, as well as dance, film, talk-back events and community projects. We will also host the world premieres of new, home grown, theatre work for children. The ‘Bualadh Bos on Tour’ programme will see increased engagement with schools and teachers across Limerick City and County.”
The festival opens with the world premiere of a beautiful new show by Liam McCarthy called Fergal. We also present the Irish premiere of I Wish I was A Mountain presented by The Egg which initially tours to Limerick from the UK before it embarks on a national tour. Finally for all Branar fans out there we welcome back the Galway based company with a brand new show Grand Soft Day. All three events have both family and schools performances, bookings are now open on the website.