Cruinniú na nÓg is taking place all over Ireland tomorrow, Saturday, June 11th. with a programme of creative celebrations for children and young people.
The programme in Kerry offers a vast choice of free events and activities for children and young people to take part in.
Earlier in the year, the Arts Office at Kerry County Council carried out an extensive consultation with young people of Kerry to see what they wanted to see in this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg- and that has informed this year’s programme.
Something For All Ages
There is something for all ages and tastes in this year’s programme and some of the highlights include a circus show and workshop, a youth film programme and discussion panel, music workshops and performances, creative writing and poetry workshops, painting and pottery workshops, youth theatre workshops and in person and online exhibitions.
Free Events and Workshops
“Another amazing programme this year for Cruinniú na nÓg, it’s great to see all these free events provided for the young people of Kerry” the cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Jimmy Moloney said. “I’m sure it will be a fantastic day with great events and lots of fun.”
The brochure for all events for Kerry is available to download below. The programme has been put together by the Arts/Creative Ireland Kerry Office at Kerry County Council. It is funded with support from Creative Ireland through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
“We are delighted to be back to physical events after two years of digital programmes. It is a wonderful opportunity for children and young people of Kerry to experience something creative.” outlined Kate Kennelly, the Creative Ireland Co-ordinator and Arts Officer at Kerry County Council.
“Cruinniú na nÓg is a welcome addition to the arts calendar here in Kerry. This year’s programme delivers a varied, exciting range of activities and I would encourage young people and parents alike to enjoy the day and try something new,” says Moira Murrell CE, Kerry County Council.
“Tabhair faoi rud nua agus bain sult as an lá,” arsa Ms. Murrell.
Castleisland Makermeet Workshops
A day full of STEAM workshops! Make a Superhero Flyer! Join in the making of your very own Superhero Flyer! Create, colour and design your superhero and then launch them into the sky!
Join in and learn how to juggle! Throwing and catching, tricks and tips to improve your juggling skills. Move from one to two balls, then work your way up to three in this interactive workshop.
Be sure to give yourself space and time!
An Incredible Hoop Glider
Humans have been flying for over 200 years – join us to learn how to make your own paper airplanes.
Darts, gliders and stunt planes will all fly differently – learn which is which and test for yourself! At the end, we will show you how to make an incredible Hoop Glider which will fly at least 40 feet!
Make a Spinner Toy
Come and make a cardboard spinner toy – also known as a whirly-gig that can spin up to 20,000 rpm! This ‘toy’ has been used as a centrifuge in many places around the world where there is no electricity. This allows people to separate out biological substances where previously they would have needed a centrifuge that could cost from €10,000 upwards.
Booking and Information
Please ring: 087-2685020 To book see: https://form.jotform.com/makermeetie/cruinniu2022
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