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Cruinniú na nÓg to take place on 13th June 2020

For 2020 Cruinniú na nÓg will be going online and virtual #CreativeIreland

Over the past 2 years Cruinniú na nÓg has become a key point in the calendar for children and young people to try something creative, develop an appetite for discovery and acquire new skills – and 2020 will be no different!

Everyone is invited to celebrate our culture and creativity and to take part in the virtual Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 13th June 2020. Further details and resources are available here.

In partnership with RTÉ and Local Authorities, the Creative Ireland Programme is urging children and young people to answer the call, to get creative at home and be ready to showcase their creative talents on Saturday 13th June.

We have developed a number of creative, cultural and engaging “calls to action” which children, young people – indeed entire families – can create in their own homes and gardens on Saturday 13th June.

Some of the highlights will be:

  • Céilí in the Kitchen– A collective call to action for children, young people and their families to create a Céilí in their kitchen for Cruinniú, with Airc Damhsa, who will guide us through the Irish tradition of these communal social events that take place in houses.
  • Let’s Go Fly a Kite – A collective call to action for children, young people and their families to make and fly a kite for Cruinniú, in your county colours. On Saturday 13th June, in partnership with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, in your back yard or on your street, with your back to the wind slowly let your kite leave your hand and watch it majestically rise into the air.
  • Become a Story Keeper – Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland are inviting young writers between the ages of 7 and 12 years to become Story Keepers – to create a story inspired by lighthouses. Lighthouses are places of wonder that can provide safety and guidance on a journey through danger.
  • Create a Video Game App – If you could click your fingers and create a video game app, what would it be? A racing game or a coin collector? A target game or a platform? The choice is endless and it’s time for you to decide. Let us know and together with Whizz Kids Training, via their ground-breaking Digital Skills Virtual Classroom, we will help bring young people into the world of software design in 4 easy tutorials.

Online supports and resources are being provided by the Creative Ireland Programme in partnership with Áirc Damhsa, The Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Great Lighthouses of Ireland, Fighting Words, Whizz Kids Training and RTÉ to enable children and young people to unleash their creativity. In addition, Local Authorities will also be hosting a range of cultural and creative activities and online events for Cruinniú na nÓg – full details will also be available here.

So, there’s no excuse – get online, get creative and get sharing #CreativeIreland.


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