15 June 2019

What’s on in Leinster?

Creativity will be let loose in Leinster for Cruinniú na nÓg on 15 June!

An exciting programme of performance, coding, theatre, art, music, readings, screenings, special events and much more is set to liven up Leinster for Cruinniú na nÓg!

Supported by RTÉ and your Local Authority, this vibrant day of youthful participation celebrates and encourages children and young people to get hands on with culture and creativity in countless ways.

Leinster Highlights

Make your mark at a printmaking workshop in Carlow Town. Perfect for all ages, this novel artistic experience takes place in a van courtesy of Print Van Go, so simply drop in and get inky! 1pm-5pm.

In Dublin City, kids can get into the groove at Dublin Castle’s Dubh Linn Garden for a special Tiny Dancer DJ set from Donal Dineen. Or head over to Cabra Library for an immersive multisensory experience for children with autism. Suitable for 0-4 year-olds, the children can wander freely and explore a variety of sights, feelings and sounds.

In the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area, pop by Fernhill Gardens for Music Generation’s Mobile Music Machine workshops, circus skills events, nature art workshops and much more. Or get young writers over to dlr LexIcon for a day of talks with authors Sarah Webb, Marita Conlon-McKenna, Dave Rudden and more!

In the Fingal neck of the woods, Draíocht Blanchardstown hosts creative music making workshops and a unique gallery day for families; while Swords Castle sets the scene for LEGO workshops, animal roadshows and sensory storytelling!

Get to grips with a real loom and weave a wonderful tapestry at Tallaght Mosque in South Dublin. Discover Irish legend and lore told in a new way with stories, play and games in Perrystown; or catch a glimpse of the next big thing at Rua Red Arts Centre’s evening of original music from SubSounds Youth Music Collective.

Over in Kildare, Celbridge Library is set to inspire budding animators with a stop-motion animation workshop. While a dazzling interactive circus performance from Monsieur Gusto will astound all in Newbridge Library.

A presentation of Kilkenny Youth Theatre’s explorations into the role social media plays in young lives will be held at Barnstorm Theatre, Kilkenny. While in Laois, would-be music prodigies are invited to try an instrument at Dunamaise Arts Centre.

Explore Longford’s rich heritage with historians and archivists at Backstage Theatre, enjoy storytime at Drumlish’s Teddy Bear’s Picnic, or dive into song, music and dance workshops at Stage Fest in Edgeworthstown.

At Louth’s Mellifont Abbey, try your hand at screen printing, old-fashioned lawn games for all ages, and hear myths and legends told by storyteller Grainne Rafferty.

Get hands on with a drop-in textile workshop at Trim Library, Meath; learn daring stage combat at Trim Castle Hotel, or see history come to life at Trim Castle Lawns with Irish History Live.

In Offaly, Birr Library will buzz with fun at the young children’s gymboree, while it’s pencils at the ready for the Harry Potter and superhero-themed drawing workshops taking place in Tullamore Library.

Tread the boards in Coosan, Westmeath with an energetic acting workshop; or become a puppeteer at Luan Gallery, Athlone’s puppet project.

Get behind the mic at Gorey School of Art’s radio podcasting workshop; or elsewhere in Wexford, march to the beat of your own drum at New Ross Library’s drumming workshop.

In Russborough House, Wicklow, see LEGO figures come to life through the wonder of stop-motion animation and make your own short film! At Mermaid Arts Centre, explore the county’s unique customs and stories at a folklore workshop; and at Blessington Library let professional storyteller Joe Brennan take your imagination on a magical journey.

These are just a taste of what’s happening in Leinster for Cruinniú na nÓg, find out what’s on near you and share the fun you’re having on social media using the hashtags #MyCruinniú and #CruinniúToCreate