Free Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022
From a garden orchestras to making musical instruments, there are tons of free events for kids and teens around Ireland to celebrate this special day. Here are some of the highlights for Cruinniu na nÓg 2022:
Celebrating Ukrainian Craft: Creating Berehynias
Date: June 11th at 11am, 12.30pm (for Ukrainian children only) and 2pm
Where: Drogheda Library
In this craft workshop children will create traditional Ukrainian dolls Berehynias. Berehynia is a Slavic goddess with a function of hearth mother, protectress of the home. Traditionally in Ukraine those dolls were created to bring luck and prosperity to one’s home and protect it from bad spirits and people with bad intentions.
Run by Ukrainian artist Olga Duka, the children will learn how to craft the dolls by using Ukrainian traditional doll-making techniques and all natural recyclable materials.
The workshops will be a safe, friendly, artistic environment for Ukrainian children where they can speak their own language to peers and to the facilitator. The 12.30pm session is open to Ukrainian children only.
The three workshops will be held in the Drogheda Library and are open to ages 9-12yrs.
For more information and to book a place, click here.
Monster Doodle Workshop
Date: June 11th at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Where: Riverbank Art Centre
Join the Doodle Doctor in making a massive Monster Doodle! What kind of monster do you imagine? Are they friendly or scary? How many eyes so they have? How many tongues? Noses?!
The Doodle Doctor will be on-hand to help you take part in a massive collaborative drawing on a giant piece of paper. Grab some colours and join in! You’ll have as much space as you want to let your imagination run wild!
For more information and to book tickets, click here.
The Big Dig at Carlow County Museum
Date: June 11th from 11am-5pm
Where: Carlow County Museum
Dig into Viking history with the School of Irish Archaeology! Explore the Viking world through a replica Viking house and excavation site and experience a simulated archaeology dig.
This hands-on workshop gives young explorers the chance to experience what it’s like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate Viking remains. They’ll learn about the lives of our Viking ancestors and, as they dig through the site, participants will unearth Viking treasures and artefacts dating back 1,000 years!
The School of Irish Archaeology educational workshops offer a unique experience that will leave our future generations fascinated by our ancient ancestors and eager to learn more.
This event is free but booking is required. For more information and to book tickets, click here.