Sensory Backpacks to be available at GIAF 2024

2 July 2024

Sensory backpacks are available to borrow at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (15-28 July 2024).

What are Sensory Backpacks?

The sensory backpacks are designed for adults and children who may find the festival environment overwhelming and who may have particular sensory needs.

What is in a Sensory Backpack?

They contain ear defenders, a stress ball and fidget toys.

How do I borrow a Sensory Backpack?

The backpack can be collected by leaving a €10 deposit which will be returned to patrons when the backpack is dropped off.
In order to avail of them, please visit our Volunteer Hub located at The Cube in Aras na Mac Léinn, in the University of Galway. The Hub opens from Saturday 13th July 2024.

What are the Opening Hours of the Volunteer Hub?

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11am- 6pm

Should you have any questions please email Elena at:

GIAF's Accessibility initiatives are supported by Claddagh Credit Union.