Creativity knows no bounds for
Cruinniú na nÓg
CRUINNIÚ na nÓg, the annual day of free creativity
for children and young people, is taking place on
Saturday 13th June. Now in its third year, this day
has always celebrated and encouraged participation
by children and young people with creative
activities in their local neighbourhoods and
communities. This year it is a little different!
In light of the public health restrictions currently
in force, all events will be taking place online and
on television with the help of RTÉ. Donegal has some
great content for children and young people,
including online workshops on the day, all of which
are entirely free of charge.
Beginners Scratch Lessons: A free
one hour online tutorial on the basics of coding
with Kathleen Gallagher.
Speaking on behalf of
the Culture and Creativity Team, Donegal Culture
Division Manager with Donegal County Council, Eileen
Burgess, encourages everyone to “explore their
creative potential by either trying something a
little different, or spending some time sharing
their creative interests with friends and family.
Although, it may be a little different this year,
there are lots of ways to get involved.”
Highlights on the day include online workshops in
Scratch Coding, Song Writing, Creative Writing, and
Broadcasting, providing great opportunities for
young people to explore something new. Early booking
is advisable for these events, as places are
limited. There are other ways to get involved on the
day. You can pop your tent up in the sitting room to
tune into the ‘Alone Together Youth Music Festival’,
or view a specially commissioned short film by Wild
Strands which incorporates Star Wars and Tai Chi
Qigong, featuring young people from Malin Head.
Young people have been cooking up a storm recently
for an online booklet called ‘Recipes For Disaster’
which will be available to download on the day.
There is such an array of activity taking place
locally and nationally there is sure to be something
for everyone. All information on Donegal events,
along with booking details, are available at
www.wainfest.ie and national events and
initiatives can be viewed at