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12 June 2021

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A day of free creativity for children and young people

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. Delivered in partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, you are invited to participate in a programme of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation, to coding and architecture workshops!

Our Ambassadors

For Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 we are delighted to announce the appointment of young Cruinniú ambassadors, each of whom are creative heroes and will be advocates both for the event itself and for the participation of children and young people in creative activities. Keep scrolling for more information about these bright young stars.


Our Ambassadors

In 2021, we are delighted to announce the appointment of three young Cruinniú na nÓg ambassadors, each of whom are creative heroes and will act as advocates both for the event itself and for the participation of children and young people in creative activities.

Matthew Hurrell O'Connor

Matthew has been interested in music all his life. He has tried his hand at many instruments but settled on traditional music. As a member Bray Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann he won 2019 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann when he came first in the bodhrán competition for 15 to 18 year olds.

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Zahra and Hafsah Syed

Sisters Zahra and Hafsah from Dublin are many creative strings to their bows. Both featured in the recent ‘This Is Art’ an inclusive nationwide, young people’s art competition and digital gallery run by RTEjr. Zahra likes to paint – “I find art relaxing; it helps me forget about everything else…

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Ruarc Ó Confhaola

Ruarc Ó Confhaola No stranger to Cúla4 on TG4, 7 year old Ruarc from Connemara is already quite the TV personality. He has been passionate about performing from a very young age and when we asked him what advice would you give young people to encourage their creativity? He replied – “Express…

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