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Cruinniú na nÓg at Offaly Libraries

Start: 20 May 2024 - 12:00 PM
End: 15 Jun 2024 - 6:00 PM

This year, Cruinniú na nÓg will take place on Saturday 15th June.  

Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of free creative activity for children and young people up to 18 years of age. 

It is a key date in Ireland’s cultural calendar, providing opportunities for Ireland’s 1.2 million children and young people to be inquisitive and curious, inventive and innovative, to fulfil a creative ambition or showcase an inner creative talent. 

This year, everyone is invited to celebrate their creativity and to take part in Offaly’s Cruinniú na nÓg celebrations on Saturday 15th June.    

Offaly Libraries has organised a diverse range of workshops which are jam-packed with activity in 8 library locations: Banagher, Birr, Clara, Daingean, Edenderry, Ferbane, Kilcormac and Tullamore.  

These creative activities include workshops on music, singing, abstract art, illustration, creative writing and traditional crafts.  There is something for all age groups.  

As well as these workshops, there are several development projects commissioned as part of Cruinniú. Students from St. Brendan’s Community School, Oaklands Community College, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Killina Presentation Secondary School, Daingean National School, Scoil Bhríde Clara, Crinkill National School and Gaelscoil na Laochra have learned new skills including creative writing, circus skills, and filmmaking. These can be viewed on the big screens in all our library branches on June 15th.

A slideshow will play to showcase all events that have taken place in the lead up to June 15th

Craft Kits will also be available to collect from your local branch. Call in on June 15th and tell library staff your age to receive a suitable craft kit to take home. 

For details on events and workshops taking place in your local library, keep an eye on our events calendar for updates.

Take a look at our Cruinniú na nÓg Brochure to learn how you can book a place, enter our competitions, and get involved in celebrating Cruinniú.