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12 June 2021

Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 takes over RTÉ


Cruinniú na nÓg would not be complete without the wonderful support from RTÉ. This year you will be able to share the excitement of Cruinniú na nÓg on RTÉ2 TV, RTÉ Junior and RTÉ Junior Radio and RTÉ.ie/learning  on the 12th June 2021.

But before that you will be able to catch a great selection of animations from the Nenagh Children’s Film Festival on RTÉ Junior these will include The Space AdventureLego Rocks and Sarah & Lily make Pizza. If you ever wondered when new animators from Brown Bag Film and Cartoon Saloon are coming from, go no further than RTÉ Junior to the see the showcase of films from the Nenagh Children’s Film Festival Next Generation project, also screening from 9th June. Prepare to be impressed!

Image from Lego Rocks by James Morgan

The talent of the children from the Fanore National School in County Clare really shines through in their wonderful film The Magic of the Sea. This gorgeous film is shot on location at an ancient ringfort and on the sand dunes of Fanore beach. It tells the story of Silkie a seal who sheds her skin on Fanore Beach.  This will also be live on Clare Library YouTube channel and also shared on Creative Ireland Clare Facebook page.

On 12th June, RTÉ will broadcast the final round up film for Beat Your Drum. The project started with All Ireland bodhrán winner Matti Hurrell playing on the beach in Wicklow and has travelled the globe utilising the indigenous drums of Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe. You can also catch this on RTÉ TV2 along with another lovely film Sellkie, written and narrated by Grainne Rafferty.

And don’t miss Fox, Bird, River, Sing! an audio adventure for families of all ages and abilities presented by Creative Ireland Fingal. The play is also accompanied by an interaction guide specially designed for children, parents and carers to stimulate the senses and will be broadcast on RTÉjr Radio at 12pm and 5pm on Saturday June 12th.

To see a series of short films to celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg click here.

To catch up on everything Cruinniú related on RTÉ please click here.