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 and for the past number of years, including under exceptional circumstances in 2020, young people and families have come together to enjoy, a wide range of creative activities including workshops and tutorials to recitals and readings in every city, town and village across the country
Cork City Council in conjunction with Creative Ireland has announced their largest Cruinniú na Óg Programme with over 30 free interactive and imaginative events for young people being hosted by 26 cultural partners in Cork on Saturday June 12. Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of creativity and young people in Cork will be able to experience street-based activities, venue based in person experiences, live workshops, online events and book launches.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Joe Kavanagh said“Young people have led by example through this challenging time of Covid supported by our local cultural organisations and practitioners. Cruinniú na nÓg in Cork City will showcase artistic excellence and a touching humanity. Our 2021 programme is a testament to the resilient spirits that have shone a bright light at our darkest times in this collective experience. With Creative Ireland, we look forward to celebrating together on 12th June through a range of fun and creative activities at home, in our local parks and on our city streets.“