Fingal County Council is delighted to announce an exciting and varied programme for Cruinniú na nÓg which takes place on June 12, 2021. Cruinniú na nÓg, Creative Ireland’s annual day of free creative activity for children and young adults, has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2018. It is an event that is unique to Ireland and is the flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland’s programme Creative Youth which aims to “give every child practical access to tuition, experience and participation in art, music, drama and coding by 2022”.
Working In partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, Creative Ireland works tirelessly to create a day where families and young people can participate in a wide range of fun creative activities that are all free.
Fingal County Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg programme has been collaboratively developed by the Creative & Cultural team which is made up of cross departmental representatives with skills in many different areas of expertise. The result of the teams’ hard work is a programme full of events that is guaranteed to arouse curiosity, spark interest and ignite the imagination and most of all encourage the young people across the county to tap in to their creative side and have fun.
The programme which has a combination of outdoor, live and recorded virtual events features a Dublin Zoo Webinar, Coding and Podcast Classes, Make and Do workshops, a Bespoke Interactive Radio Piece, a Story Trail set in the beautiful demesne of Ardgillan castle, Hip Hop and Dance classes, Music Tutorials, and young adult interest stories to name but a few, will ensure that Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 is a day filled with happy memories for all of the families, children and young people that get involved.
Full programme details including information on how you can get involved are available by clicking https://www.fingal.ie/cruinniu-na-nog-2021 or on the Fingal County Council Social Media Channels.
Mayor of Fingal Cllr. David Healy, said “I am delighted to launch Fingal’s fantastic programme of events for Cruinniú na nÓg which is packed with variety and will generate great excitement among the young people of the county. The many workshops, performances and classes will give them the opportunity to participate and get creative in all their individual ways.”
AnnMarie Farrelly, Chief Executive of Fingal County Council commented “The wonderful programme being launched today for Cruinniu na nÓg is testament to the commitment and imagination that has gone in to its development, in a year when we are still dealing with the challenges of Covid-19. June 12th will be a wonderful day of creativity across the county as our Fingal team, talented artists and the enthusiastic young people of Fingal bring this programme to life.”
Emer O’Gorman, Director of Economic Enterprise Tourism and Cultural Development says “Cruinniú na nÓg is a date that is eagerly anticipated by families across Ireland each year. A day when families can share and participate in projects of interest that will enable children and young adults to reach their creative potential. Fingal County Councils’ Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 programme packed full of workshops, webinars, classes, bespoke performances, and a wide range of interest pieces that are guaranteed to appeal to people of ages on what promises to be a day full of fun, new experiences and creative activity”