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A festival without borders.

The Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Its mission is to showcase the country’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry and connect people through the power of language.
The Festival encourages everyone to colour outside the lines, learn something new and have fun while celebrating their mother tongue and the rich kaleidoscope of languages spoken in Ireland.
Year after year, our Festival demonstrates that multilingualism is a reason to come together and celebrate and 2022 will be no exception.

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Mother Tongues Festival is one of Ireland’s most diverse and dynamic initiatives.
Our goal is to create a space that fosters belonging and celebrates linguistic and cultural identities through education and the arts and so far we have been able to engage more than 1,000 children and 100 artists in our programmes.
The next 12 months are key for us to deliver our programmes. We need your help to welcome communities to create, enjoy and share culture and creativity. We want to nurture the next generation of artists. We want to continue to come together through creativity. We want to provide some joy to help us through feelings of isolation and loss and to make migrant families feel at home in Ireland.

Testimonials

Admirable festival doing wonders for multicultural society in Ireland

I loved having the opportunity to communicate with people from different cultures and share experiences.

I was paced well, the topics helped the conversation to keep movingand we got to meet different people for each discussion!

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