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Concern Kitefest

Do you like flying kites and helping charities? Well then get ye to Concern’s Kitefest! 

Kitefest is a free festival that aims to raise awareness about Concern’s work to fight hunger. It’s taking place on 10 and 11 September in the garda and camogie sports grounds in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.

What’s on?

If you’re bringing children along, or you are a bit of a Peter Pan yourself, there’ll be plenty to entertain you all. Expect kite-making workshops, face-painting, balloon-making, clowns, African dancing and drumming. There’ll also be some teddy-bear parachuting – bring along your favourite teddy bear and see them propelled into the air!

1,000 days

Kitefest will also highlight Concern’s work with mothers and children. We’re hoping to fly 1,000 kites over the weekend – this will symbolise the 1,000 days from pregnancy to two years of age. 

These 1,000 days are vital to ensure the child’s survival. 


Concern will also be joining forces on the day with Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI), another Irish charity. 

Alongside Kitefest, SARI will be hosting Soccerfest, in which 500 players from around the country will battle it out on the football field. There’ll also be soccer and GAA skills workshops to take part in.