IN the far-flung depths
of the Galaxy in the forgotten ancient mystical land
of Inishowen, fear has grown and darkness has
descended among the people of the Republic yet a
force has been awakened.
From the most northern part of Ireland a gathering
of the Force has begun…
Gathering of the
Force at Malin Head.
Kitchens and living
rooms were a hive of activity on the national day of
Cruinniú na nÓg took place last Saturday in living
rooms and kitchens throughout Inishowen and across
Ireland. Children and young people had the
opportunity to participate in a whole range of
online activities including online workshops, a mini
youth music festival, short film release and
The national day of youthful creativity is now in
its third year of delivering creative events to
young people in their own locality. This year with
public health advice, it required a creative
approach. Speaking on behalf of Donegal County
Council’s Cruinniú na nÓg team, Karen Sheehy is
delighted with how well it was received. “Children
from all corners of Donegal and beyond were able to
access quality creative workshops with experienced
professionals in creative writing, song writing,
coding and broadcasting, without having to leave the
house,” said Karen.
Some of the events required some input prior to the
big day and are widely available online.
The short film above called Gathering of the Force,
which premiered on social media on Saturday, was a
huge hit. The film represents the resilience of
young people throughout this pandemic and showcases
the breathtaking scenery at Banba’s
Crown in Malin Head.
Budding young chefs contributed to a dedicated
e-book, Recipes for Disaster. The Alone Together
youth mini music festival, organised by the Regional
Cultural Centre in collaboration with The Loft,
offered young musicians and music fans the
opportunity to put together their very own festival.
You can view the Alone Together Music Festival and
read the Recipes for Disaster book at the links
• Alone Together Music Festival:
• Recipes for Disasters ebook: