Sandymount Strand, near Bull Wall

Saturday 11th July, 10:30am-12:00pm

Suitable for all ages

Football, face-painting, magic and fun!

Family Fun Football for PalFest Ireland aims to reclaim the beach as a space of life and play, in memory of the four boys killed last year while playing football on Gaza beach. The event is going to be filled with family fun activities such as face-painting, balloons, kites, magic, and most importantly, football! With Irish sports stars such as Trevor Hogan taking part, the morning will be a celebration of children, fun and sport free from fear. There will be plenty of room for anyone to take part in the friendly football games taking place as well as loads of other activities. The event will be well-documented by photographer Fatin Al-Tamimi.


Paper boat-making workshop 

Sandymount Strand, near Bull Wall

Saturday 11th July, 10:30am-12:00pmGetAttachment.aspx

Suitable for all ages

Leitrim-based artists Jackie McKenna and Charlie Easterfield will conduct a paper boat-making
workshop with children of all ages from 10.30am until 12 noon on Sandymount Strand near the Bull Wall. The boats will represent the right of Palestinian refugees worldwide to return to their homeland, and the humanitarian aid boats that are prevented by Israel from reaching Gaza, where rebuilding from the devastation wrought a year ago still hasn’t been permitted by Israel.