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Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on Saturday 10th June, and this year more than 500 free creative events are planned for thousands of young people throughout the country, including Forest Bathing in Castlefreke, Celestial Mechanics at the Dunsink Observatory, a recreation of Clones Town in ceramics, Hula hooping in Waterford and sensory soap making in Offaly.
Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 is a collaboration between the Creative Ireland Programme, local authorities and RTÉ and is the only event of its kind in the world.
The Creative Ireland Programme and its strategic partners have developed a number of creative projects, all planned to go live on Saturday 10th June 2023.
Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) will host open days for young people who want to try their hand at circus skills and street spectacle at their dedicated venues in Cloughjordan, Cork, Dublin and Galway. For those that can’t be there on the day, there will be a full range of online tutorials available.
Rhyme Island – This year Creative Ireland is teaming up with The Kabin Studio to get every young person in Ireland rapping. In preparation the Rhyme Island team have been travelling the length and breadth of the country holding a series of online and in-person workshops which will culminate in a massive day of rap at 17th Century Elizabeth Fort in Cork.
This is Art 2023 – Creative Ireland and RTÉ’s wonderful art competition for young people has returned, and the winning entries will be announced on 10th June 2023 along with a national on-line digital gallery of all entries.