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Cruinniú na nÓg Late

  • Programme of events

For the first time, the programme will include a series of late night alcohol free events for young people.

Cruinniú Late includes a play created and performed within 24 hours in the crypt of the Waterford Museum, a Rocky Horror Picture Show screening and dance off in Limerick, silent discos in Dun Laoghaire and Offaly, and an open mic night at the comedy club in South Dublin. See below, much more to come!

Cork City

Fionn Mac Ceol – A Night of Circus & Music, Circus Factory Cork, Centre Park House

Join the young performers from Circus Factory Cork and Music Generation Cork City for this unique exploration of the legend of Fionn Mac Chumhall. Event goers will not only be treated to this special performance, but will also be invited to try their own hand at circus performance, with Circus Disco. 


Foróige’s Retro Gameshow Night

Get ready to step back in time and bring out your grooviest attire because Foróige Letterkenny is throwing the ultimate blast from the past – a Retro Dress-Up Game Show Night at Spencer House on Highroad Letterkenny!

Foróige Sizzling Summer Soiree

Participants will be ‘eating our way around the world’ and have an evening of games and quizzes which showcase many the different cultures and countries from around the world.

Foróige WonderFest

Join Foróige for a creative event where you can have the opportunity to try all different types of art and creative activities-some with a science twist!

Foróige Youth Colour Dash adventure

Dive into a world of colour, imagination and innovation at our vibrant art event. Join us for our rainbow of fun at our Colour Dash An evening filled with laughter, music, food and of course lots of colour.

Foróige Creative Arts & Drama Workshop

Come along for an afternoon of acting, playing and creative craic with local actor and writer Ultan Pringle. 


Spend an evening exploring a curated mix of creative activities that are a little out of the ordinary. From throwing clay to tooting your own horn, there’s a great selection of activities for young people to explore from 6-8pm.

Dublin City


A series of workshops and a public performance by artists as Gaeilge

UNSUNG YOUTH afterhours by FamiliBase

A concert and evening celebration for the participants and friends and families of the young people at FamiliBase who curate and perform at our flagship event UNSUNG YOUTH

Dublin – Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown

Free Silent Disco with Atomic Djs

Join us in Myrtle Square in the heart of Dún Laoghaire for a free and inclusive silent disco for young people aged 14 – 18 on the evening of Cruinniú na nÓg.

The night will be hosted by young DJs, kbob (17), Gus Fingleton (16) and E the Artist (22) from Atomic. Atomic is an innovative programme which teaches girls and marginalised children how to DJ and gives young people access to broadcasting on Dublin Digital Radio.

Dublin – South Dublin

Foróige’s LOL Comedy Club

Ongoing workshops once a week for 7 weeks in the run up to Cruinniú na nÓg day. On the day itself there will be a week-long intensive comedy summer programme in the lead up to the comedy show for Cruinniú na nÓg on June 15th. 

“Ceol Beo na nÓg “

Ongoing workshops that will lead to a Live Performance. The acts which will have acts selected by the young people and a headline act. The aim of this event is to explain and demonstrate across the course, what goes into organising a medium to large scale event:


Garageland Galaxyz Live Youth Music Festival in Millennium Park

The Garageland Galaxyz Live Youth Music Festival is coming to Millennium Park, Blanchardstown for Cruinniú na nÓg 2024! The biggest ever Youth Music project designed by the Garageland Team, Garageland Galaxyz is for the new generation. Inclusive for all young musicians, it’s A Safe Space To Shine!

Galway City

Beats and Beyond 

A curated evening of live performances for 14-18-year-olds!

The culmination of the Beats and Beyond workshop series, this electrifying showcase features the freshest DJ talent in Galway. Witness the skills and passion these young DJs have honed under the guidance of renowned DJ Laura O’Connell, as they take to the stage and drop unforgettable sets guaranteed to keep you moving.

Scratch Night

A curated evening of live performances for 14-18-year-olds!

Be captivated by the raw talent and boundless creativity of Galway’s young performers aged 14-18. This showcase features a diverse range of artistic expressions, from music to circus acts, and everything in between. Experience the thrill of live performance and be inspired by the passion and dedication of these emerging artists.

Galway County

Cruinniú Late with Gliondar

‘Athenry will play host to Cruinniú Late, a programme of events specifically geared at older teens aged 16-18. 

Gliondar is a Community Arts group whose practice is primarily through Street Spectacle/Theatre. They have a stilting troupe of teenagers over 14 years of age who will take to the streets for this event. 

During the day younger kids will be entertained by stilting, bubble, making, drumming and more in the grounds of the Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre.  As the evening wears on, local youth band, Moonlight Eclipse will take to the stage and close out an amazing day of fun and festivities with their energetic gig. Moonlight Eclipse will share the stage with youth bands from nearby towns, full lineup TBC. 


A Collective Sculptural Project – Peggy’s Angels: IMEACHT for Teenagers

Kerry are hosting a live mural project for teenager to ignite their creativity inspired by ‘Peggy’s Angels’.


Teen Night feat. GALAXYZ

All secondary students from across Kildare are welcome to our first Cruinniú na nÓg Teen Festival! Come with your friends for a free concert, art pop-ups, food and more in our brand new courtyard and market space!


Performance drumming/music

Unlock Your Musical Potential at the Kilkenny Teen Music Workshop!

Night time Comedy workshops for 13-15 year olds

Discover the art of Comedy from 3 local comedians, learn comedic skills and ask questions on how to set up your own comedy club.

Rhythms of Natures/The Night Belongs To Us

Step into the shoes of a musical maestro with Stephen Hanlon, as you transform fruits and forest finds into instruments. Compose a symphony that echoes the heartbeat of the woods.

Songwriting Saga & Acoustic Echoes/The Night Belongs To Us

Converse with Irish music savants, delve into the secrets of songwriting, and navigate the rhythms of the Irish Music Industry. Cap off the workshop with an intimate acoustic performance.

The Night Belongs To Us – Twilight Sketching Soiree

Capture the enchanting evening hues by the serene lakes of Castlecomer. Sketch the beauty that surrounds you in this peaceful twilight gathering.

Night time Comedy workshops for 16-18 year olds

Uncover the secrets of stand-up with three of your local laugh masters! Dive into the world of comedy, pick up some tricks of the trade, and get the scoop on starting your own comedy hub.


Limerick Voices Teen Music Showcase

Creative Ireland, Limerick City & County Council & Music Generation Limerick City presents – Limerick Voices Teen Music Showcase.

Bands, singer/songwriters, rappers and producers will take to the stage at the Belltable for Cruinniú na nÓg. 

Rocky Horror Picture Show – An Interactive Screening

Join Fresh Film and the Limerick Youth Dance Company, at Dance Limerick, for our lively interactive screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.


Abbey Microfest

Step into the vibrant world of Abbey Microfest, an electrifying festival made possible through the Night Time Economy funding of Cruinniú na nÓg. Designed for the dynamic age group of 14-18, it’s a playground where creativity knows no bounds. Local talent takes centre stage with live music pulsating through the air, as bands and buskers showcase their skills.


Silent Disco – Tullamore

Silent Disco – Edenderry

Calling all Teens! Get ready to groove in silence! Join us at the library for an unforgettable Silent Disco experience!


An Oíche Sorcais-Circus Cabaret Show

An afternoon of circus workshops for young people along with an evening circus Cabaret show for the whole family. Thanks to funding from Creative Ireland and the Night Time Economy Department.

Circus Cabaret Show 6-8pm


Cahir Comhaltas celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg

On Saturday 15th June Cahir Comhaltas musicians will entertain at three venues in Cahir town.

Young Curators project

The project aims to give interested students an opportunity to learn about the work of Museums and Galleries.  Participants will work with renowned curator Catherine Marshall to learn about what we collect and why we collect it. 


Zombie Prom

Come and join our spine-tingling late-night showcase! 

Attendees will have exclusive access to the Medieval Museum after closing time, the undercroft of which will be transformed into a spooky American prom. Dress in your scariest finery and enjoy a showcase of exclusive plays, short films and musical performances by local young artists.


Garageland Galaxyz: Festival for Young Musicians

Ireland’s young musicians are invited to showcase their talents on Cruinniú Day! This festival will come to you live from Clarke’s Bar Music Venue in Mullingar. 

There will be hundreds of young artists, special guests, and music industry workshops in what is sure to be an exciting day for young musicians in Westmeath. 


The Night Games

Round up the Cruinniú na nÓg Wexford celebrations and activities at The Night Games, a fun filled evening extravaganza for teenagers only. 



15 Jun 2024


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For more information on Cork City County Council's programme of events for Cruinniú na nÓg, please contact Louise Tangney

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