15 June 2019


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.

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!

Lá Cruthaitheachta na hóige

Is í Éire an chéad agus an t-aon tír ar domhan a mbíonn lá iomlán aici go náisiúnta atá tiomanta do shaorchruthaitheacht leanaí agus daoine óga faoi 18 mbliana d’aois. 

Is tionscnamh suaitheanta de chuid Phlean Óige Ildánaí an chláir Éire Ildánach é Cruinniú na nÓg chun scaoileadh le cumas cruthaitheach leanaí agus daoine óga. Reáchtáladh an chéad Chruinniú na nÓg ar an 23 Meitheamh 2018 agus cuireadh níos mó ná 500 imeacht ar siúl i gcathracha, i mbailte agus i sráidbhailte ar fud na tíre.

I gcomhar le 31 Údarás Áitiúil agus le tacaíocht ó RTÉ, ghlac na mílte tuismitheoir, teaghlach, agus duine óga páirt i raon leathan gníomhaíochtaí cruthaitheachta spraíúla, saor in aisce, ceardlanna graifítí, beochan gan stad, ceardlanna déanamh róbat agus ceardlanna déanamh scéithe ina measc!

Our Ambassadors

This year, 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.

Adam Cunningham

A self-confessed ‘creative coder’, 14-year-old Adam has been passionate about code since joining his local CoderDojo in Athenry six years ago. Quite the computer whizz, he loves coding his own games, has won awards at Dublin’s ESB Creative Tech Fest and Galway’s Tech Féile, and even teaches like-minded pals…

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Ben de Barra

Skerries 13-year-old Ben is an avid reader and one with a creative writing course under his belt to boot. In 2016, Ben contributed one of his stories to a book raising funds for UNICEF. The talented Dubliner later adapted that story, The Happy Garden, into what became an award-winning…

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Sarah Fitzgerald

No stranger to a page-turner, 15-year-old Sarah has been a passionate reader and writer since the tender age of four. The Kinsale student has to date written short stories to raise funds for Crumlin Hospital, entered the BT Young Scientist and Technology Competition examining the decline in teens…

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