Branar sa Scoil

Project Name:

Branar sa Scoil

Project Partners:

Branar in partnership with Galway Culture Company

Role of Galway Culture Company:


Strategic Aim:

This project falls under our second strategic aim;

Support and develop place-based cultural programming

Project Description:

Branar, Ireland’s leading theatre company for children, has been commissioned by Galway Culture Company to create two new arts engagement offerings for schools in Galway city and county spanning music, theatre, and visual arts.

Rockin’ the Classroom is a music education programme in Irish and English for children in Junior & Senior Infants, 1st & 2nd Class.  This is a multiplatform education pack which includes videos, a CD and workbook, that brings the music from Branar’s show Rockin’ Rhymes into classes and will be posted to every school in the city and county.

In spring 2024 Branar will deliver a multifaceted creative arts programme in four Galway DEIS schools, across a range of artforms. The four participating schools will be selected through an open call to DEIS schools across the city and county. More information on the open call will be available at

Projects outcomes – what we expect from this project:

  • Branar’s music education programme, Rockin’ the Classroom, posted to every school in Galway City and County
  • A multifaceted creative arts programme for four DEIS schools in Galway, selected from an open call, that will support and celebrate the creativity of every child in the school from January to June

How this project is funded:

Galway Culture Company which is supported by the Government of Ireland under the National Development Plan through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in partnership


January through June 2024