Átha Luain

Tuesday 12th March - Thursday 14th March

Tickets are available for purchase at the box office on the day of the performance

Evening shows      7pm          12th & 13th March

Matinée show        10am        13th & 14th March

Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna is a non-competitive children’s music festival now in its 56th year. Primary school children from Co. Westmeath, Co. Roscommon and the greater Midlands area showcase their musical, creative and dramatic talents on stage in front of an audience.

The festival takes place annually in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone in the months of March or April. The Festival runs for three to four days with night shows and matinées. There are nine to ten performances per show.

Entertainment includes choirs, singing, instrumental music, school bands, drama, verse speaking, action songs, mime and dance.

The children are prepared in school by their teachers supported by helpers and music specialists. The parents play an active role helping with costumes and props while supporting them at home rehearsing and practising for the big event.

The aims of the Féile are:

  • To promote Irish culture, music song and dance while embracing many other cultures which are now an integral part of our schools.
  • To provide enjoyment through singing, music and dance for the many children who take part and attend and to their parents and friends who support the Féile.

Important Information for Attendees: 

  • Doors Open: 1 hour before the performance. 
  • Early Arrival: Recommended for smooth entry. Why not have a pre-show drink or tea/coffee? 
  • Pre-order Interval Drinks: Beat the queues by ordering at the bar before the show. 
  • Parking Options: Connaught Street Car Park, Pearse Court Car Park, and O’Connell Street Car Park are all conveniently located within a 2-minute walk of the theatre. 
  • Ticket Presentation: Please present your ticket to ushers at each performance; entry requires a valid ticket. 
  • Contact Information: 


Accessibility Information: 

  • The Dean Crowe Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with a wheelchair accessible toilet located on the ground floor. 
  • Three designated public accessible car parking spaces are available outside the front door. 
  • Please inform the box office at the time of booking if you have any access requirements. 


Thank you for your cooperation