Take Part in These FREE Events for Kids at Cruinniu na nÓg


May 16, 2021

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Cruinniu na nÓg 2022 takes place 11th June 2022 with lots of free events and activities for children and families to enjoy in person and online. They will help children and young people to celebrate and encourage them to participate in culture and creativity.

Although June 11th is the official day for Cruinniu na nÓg 2022, check out the Creative Ireland website for activities to do in the lead up to and beyond the day.

Free Events for Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Don’t miss the chance to have your say! We’re looking for parents to get involved and give their feedback on all aspects of family life.

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Fís Feasa: Wisdom of Youth

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Date: Workshops on May 14th and May 28th; screening June 11th from 1-3pm

Where: Dunfanaghy Workhouse

Our local landscape is filled with rich heritage and mythology that we engage with every day, and this project invites teens to respond creatively to the landscape of Dunfanaghy and Donegal.

Taking place at Dunfanaghy Workhouse, these workshops will have participants learning how to create short films inspired by the resources around them and finding new ways of engaging with our surrounding heritage through different media.

Workshops take place Saturday 14 May, 1pm-6pm and Saturday 28 May, 1pm-6pm. The audio-visual results of their work will be one minute short films (bilingual/Irish language) that will be shown in the Workhouse cinema space on 11 June at 1pm and 3pm.

For more information, click here.

Making Musical Instruments

Making music is great fun, especially when you get to make your own instruments! Running for approximately one hour, this pre-recorded event will be available from 9 am on Saturday, June 12th, and will be hosted by Bernie Doherty from the Music Box.

It’s suitable for children aged 3-7 years with parental supervision. Participants must register in advance to receive their activity pack, which will contain everything needed to make some sweet music.

Still Here – A Live Theatre Performance

At a time when it feels like it’s all negatively about covering up and staying away a joyful wordless piece about opening up and being together still, finding how to play, connect and be curious within the restrictions of this brave new world. With a gorgeous and unique live musical score

Suitable for children aged 3-5 years of age and their parents. Show times at 10am, 12pm and 2pm

Creative Waste Reuse: Eco Arts & Crafts

What can you make with your rubbish?

Learn all about waste reuse and take part in a range of hands-on arts and crafts activities reusing waste materials such as fabric, scrap paper, food cans and tetra packs in this great workshop from The Rediscovery Centre as part of Cruinniú na nÓg.

Find more great events on the Creative Ireland website.

Free Events for Kids at Cruinniu na nÓg

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Published On: May 16th, 2021 / Categories: Ireland, Things To Do / Last Updated: May 12th, 2022 / Tags: , , /

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