Children’s Activities

The Dublin Irish Festival offers a wide variety of activities for families.  In addition to the Wendy’s Wee Folk Area & the Pot O’ Gold Playland, families can explore the interactive cultural villages and visit with the Celtic Canines.

Pot o’ Gold Playland

City of Dublin is committed to providing play opportunities to children of all abilities.  To provide the best overall experience for your child please talk with the SuperGames Staff at the Pot O’ Gold Wristband tent for assistance.

Your child’s dream come true. Featuring more than 20 inflatable rides and activities on two acres in the South end of the Festival. Restrooms and tented seating areas with tables are conveniently located within the playland.

The playland is recommended for ages 2 – 12. Select rides have height and weight requirements which are posted at the entrance to each ride. Wee folk too small to ride, can take advantage of a smaller FREE play area with activities safe for toddlers.

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Unlimited rides on the same day purchased or exchanged.

Playland Hours

 Wendy’s Wee Folk Area

Wee ones are free ones! Enjoy free family activities and entertainment including Irish-inspired crafts, Irish music and stories.


 Kids Highland Games

This fun for the whole family activity included Highland Heavyweight and Hurling activities on the Sports Field. Attendees are able to toss a caber and throw a braemar stone just like the adult athletes!

For more info, visit the Sports page.

 Irish Contests

Wendy’s Wee Folk Stage – Sunday @ 3 p.m.

Contestants will be crowned reddest hair, greenest eyes or most freckles

Age groups are 8 & under, 9 – 17 and Adult

There is no fee nor registration to compete

2018 Vendors

Annie’s Dolly Boutique
Everything you need for your American Girl and Wellie Wisher Dolls!

Color Me Happy Face Painting
Come get your Happy Face on with us! HIGH end face painting and glitter tattoo’s!

Halo’s From Heaven
Unique Irish headwreaths, made from Irish garland, silk, flowers and ribbons!

Magical Mysteries
Silk sparkle strands for your hair! Over twenty colors to choose from, come get your sparkle on!

Airbrush tattoos  using long-lasting hypoallergenic makeup product!

Usborne Books and More
Beautifully illustrated interactive books that get kids excited about learning!

Vintage Balloon
Make your own 20” Candy Art Straw you can eat! Over 50 gourmet flavors!

Come share the JOYS of music making, laughing, learning and playing with your child, enhancing early skill development!


In an effort to help quickly relocate separated parents and their small children, the Dublin Division of Police will be providing IDENTI-KID wristbands. Caregivers can stop by one of these conveniently located tents and obtain a free wristband that will display the child’s name, age and parent’s phone number. Every year family members are accidentally separated but if the child is wearing this wristband we can facilitate their reunion more rapidly.

These tents are proudly staffed by volunteers from the Dublin Police Community Service Officer Program and members of the Dublin Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association.