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Cruinniú na nÓg

A Day of Youthful Creativity

Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 with over 500 events taking place in cities, towns and villages across the country. The second outing on 15th June 2019 proved to be even more successful with over 750 free creative events taking place nationwide. In partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, thousands of parents, families and young people took part in a wide range of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation, robot-making to shield-making workshops!

For Cruinniú na nÓg 2020, South Dublin Arts Office will create and stream a webcast titled Cruinniú TV South Dublin: Create, Make, Participate on 13th June. The webcast brings together a variety of artists and organisations from across South Dublin County to showcase projects, workshops, readings, and performances. 

Cohosted by Jack Jones, Alex Lyons, and Ashley Makombe, viewers will be able to create, make and participate in a variety of creative experiences.

Organisations and artists participating in the pre-recorded webcast include Alternative Entertainments, Contact Studio, Freshly Ground Theatre, Joe Caslin, Kama Bugala and Eoin O’Loughlin, Margaret Callan Bergen of Garbo Productions, Mother Tongues, Music Generation South Dublin, Olwyn Lyons Dance, ReCreate, Rua Red, South Dublin Libraries, Studio 12 & Spotlight Speech and Drama School, Sub Sounds, Tallaght Community Arts, Kingswood Choir & MyCraft Young Designers, and Tallaght Young Filmmakers.

There are partnerships with Contact Studio, TU Tallaght, CreativeIrl, RTÉ and South Dublin County Council.