Monday 11 June 2018

Cruinniú na nÓg

Cruinniú na nÓg will take place on Saturday, 23 June - a national Day of Youthful Creativity. It celebrates and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through a variety of events. All events are free and local. It’s a day for ‘doing’, ‘making’ and ‘creating’!

While the focus will by on Saturday 23 June, events can also happen on the day before to accommodate schools who may wish to participate. This is a Creative Ireland initiative supported by the Culture Team of Clare County Council. Events begin on Friday, 22 June in Scariff and Killaloe Public Libraries with Irish History Live shows by Michael Moylan. An art exhibition will take place at Newquay National School on Friday also. Students have been participating in art appreciation classes between January and June of this year and their own creations will be exhibited at the school.

On Saturday, a wide variety of events will take place in various venues around the county including Cultúrlann Sweeney in Kilkee, glór in Ennis, Ennistymon and the Burren College of Art. Events at Cultúrlann Sweeney include a rap workshop for teens, two mask making workshops and two Under the Sea art workshops plus a magic show; Burren College of Art will host Midsummer Crafts at their Midsummer Eve's Bonfire Festival; a Fairy Glen River Walk will take place on the Ballymacraven/Inagh Rivers in Ennistymon and glór will host two Willow Wood Musical Storytelling events, a Piano Music Marathon, African Dancing Workshop and a Film Screening.

The final events will take place on Monday, 25 June in Shannon Public Library and DeValera Public Library in Ennis where Niall de Búrca will host storytelling sessions. Further information can be found on and the Cruinniú website at

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