Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 – Ireland’s national day of free creative activities for children and young people under the age of 18.
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, 2020 will be no different.
Everyone is invited to celebrate culture and creativity and to take part in a virtual Cruinniú on Saturday 13th June.
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’re delighted to announce that 300 + events will be happening in the run up to and on the day itself. These will feature on the website https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/ . RTE School Hub, TRTE on RTE2, RTE Culture and RTE social media will also carry our content.
There are a number of creative “calls to action” which young people – indeed entire families – can create in their own homes and gardens on Saturday 13th June. Some of the highlights will be:
1. Céilí in the Kitchen – A collective call to action for young people and their families to create a Céilí in their kitchen for Cruinniú, with Áirc Damhsa, who will guide us through the Irish tradition of these communal social events that take place in houses.
2. 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.
3.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.
4. 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.
In addition, local authorities will also be hosting a range of cultural and creative activities and online events for Cruinniú na nÓg – full details of the 300+ events available on our special Cruinniú website https://cruinniu.creativeireland.gov.ie/