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Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg a wonderful day of fun and creativity for children in Cork

June 6, 2018, 15:48

Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg a wonderful day of fun and creativity for children in Cork

The Lord Mayor, Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald today (June 6th) announced the programme of events for a new Youth Festival Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg, which will take place in Cork on Saturday June 23rd and is being organised by Cork City Council, Creative Ireland and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The festival specifically targets those between 0 and 18 years of age and encourages children and young people’s participation in culture and creativity through a wonderful spread of performances, science, theatre, art, readings, screenings and special events.
The Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald said:
“Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg is a national day of creativity for children where young people have the opportunity to experience a fantastic range of fun, creative and interactive events. The majority of these child-centred events are free and activity-based and we encourage young people in Cork to enjoy the festival and to celebrate their creativity. Early intervention for children and the lifewide experience for young people has been a part of my mayoralty theme and I am delighted that Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg explores all those creative adventures for young people”.

Rebel Streets – A new Street Art Festival will take place on the Grand Parade, Bishop Lucey Park and the City Library where there will be giant artworks, demonstrations, talks and workshops. Rebel Streets is being organised by Cork Community Artlink in partnership with Creative Ireland, Cork City Council Arts Office, Cork Archives, Cork City Library and RAPID.

The Old Cork Waterworks Experience will host a Science Picnic with Bubble Magic Shows, hands on science experiments, puzzle solving and children’s activities. St. Peter’s will present Celtic Kids Story Telling where children can hear wonderful stories about Celtic myths and legends. At Crawford Art Gallery there will be family friendly tours while Munster Literature Centre has commissioned five Cork writers to write new pieces of prose or poetry reflecting on their own memories of St John’s Eve. These will be read to a family audience by the writers at Elizabeth Fort. Free guided tours of the walls of Elizabeth Fort will also take place where you can learn about the history of the Fort and Cork City.

SummerSING! will host a singing and dancing workshop for the whole family in City Hall. With vocal coaching, dance choreography and associated film photography shoot, this workshop will be one not to miss. Discover artworks all over the UCC Campus in a special art hunt for young people that is being organised by the Glucksman. Watch the iconic film Babe at Triskel Christchurch or enjoy Seoid/Jewel a unique opera for babies and small children in Graffiti Theatre. Finish the day with a visit to Farranree, Knocknaheeny, Mayfield, Skehard Road, The Glen and Togher all who will host family fun events including music, dance performances, sports, competitions, arts and crafts, face-painting and races as part of their St John’s Eve Celebrations.

With such a variety of events, Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg has something to offer everyone. For the full list of fun, free events and more information about Cork City Cruinniú na nÓg see
For further information or images contact Eimear O’Brien PR
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