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Castlebar Summer Camp (ages 8-12)

Dates: 18-20 Jul 2023 (Tues-Thurs)
Morning and afternoon sessions available

Venue: Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh, Knockacroghery, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, F23 A257

FREE creative art workshops specially designed for children and young people (age 8-12) living with a lifelong physical health condition.

“My sons creativity was opened up in such a short time and I could see his confidence in himself growing”

How to Register

Email hello@helium.ie to request a booking form.

For any other queries please contact 083 010 3240.

Conditions include diabetes, epilepsy, chronic asthma, juvenile arthritis, heart conditions, spina bifida, cystic fibrosis, allergies, rare and complex conditions and more.

Parents/Guardians, please note:

All places are subject to availability and are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Booking a place on a workshop for your child constitutes agreement to Helium Arts’ Terms of Service.

All workshops are supported by professional artists, volunteers and on-site medical care.


Headshot of Tom Meskell, Helium Arts Associate Artist

Artist: Tom Meskell 

Tom Meskell is a professional artist for 30 years and over that time has developed a substantial catalogue of work in Ireland and abroad. Read More.

About the workshops:

Each workshop is 90 minutes in duration

All workshops are:

  • Free of charge
  • Delivered by professional artists
  • Accessible
  • Overseen by paramedics
  • Supported by volunteers


Our aim is to bring positivity to these children’s lives and give them an opportunity to explore their creativity, make new friends, learn new life skills, grow in confidence and self-esteem, and have fun!