10,000 People Attended Our Family Day Event

Our Family Day Festival, going from strength to strength, was a record breaking event with 10,000 people in attendance on Sunday 19th May 2013.

This free, family-friendly day out takes place in Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens.

All family types are invited to enjoy Family Day including one-parent families, step families, the traditional two-parent married family, adoptive and foster families, blended and extended families, and those with opposite and same sex parents. UN International Day of Families is held on 15 May annually and inspires the Family Day celebration.

Family Day offers entertainment and fun for all ages. New events specially designed for Family Day in 2013 included a pop-up participatory installation by artist Michelle Browne in partnership with IMMA, which invited families to compete in a buggy assault course. Michelle was in residence at IMMA’s studios and this Family Day installation came from a research project with mothers who have young children, exploring how they experience and negotiate Dublin city with their buggies.

This is the fourth year that EBS has partnered with One Family to acknowledge International Day of the Family.

“EBS has worked closely with One Family over the past four years to build and develop a flagship event which celebrates families in Ireland. We are delighted that it continues to get bigger and better every year and that more and more families get to come and celebrate together on this day. The focus on families is in keeping with our positioning as an organisation that is helping all kinds of families get on in life. This is a great partnership for EBS and we are delighted to play a part in its continued success.”

Barry Delaney, Head of EBS Marketing