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Cavan comes alive with Cruinniú creativity!

Cavan comes alive with Cruinniú creativity!

Cavan was alive with the creativity of children on Saturday, 15 June for Cruinniú na nÓg 2019

Published on: 16 Jun 2019

Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme, which looks to enable the creativity of every child and young person. Now in its second year, Cruinniú na nÓg celebrates and encourages children and young people to get creative.

A diverse programme of free creative and cultural activities co-ordinated by Cavan County Council and the Local Arts in Education Partnership, CMETB took place across Cavan with parents, families and young people coming out in force. 

Johnston Central Library, Cavan played host to exhibitions of work created by children from Mullahoran NS, St Felim’s NS and Ballyhaise NS under the guidance of artists Eimear Crowe, Marilyn Pepper and Heather Brett. Storyteller and singer Helena Byrne enthralled with her interactive fables! Children from Butlersbridge NS entertained with their self-composed piece of music under the direction of artist Daragh Slacke.

The Artful Badger explored the theme of diversity within the classroom with children from St Mary’s NS, Crosserlough culminating in the unveiling of a school mural on Saturday. Artist Clara Rayburn McCabe used music and drama to explore the themes of friendship, anti-bullying and mental health. Dowra Courthouse played host to artist Bee Smith and students from Curravagh NS as they took over the space and turned it into a creative writing hub!    

A children’s festival of creativity took place at The Ramor Theatre with interactive workshops facilitated by artists Trina McCann, Andrew Lynch and Gerry Sheannon and children’s games facilitated by Pearl Dixon, Shercock. An exhibition of ceramics created by children from Knocktemple NS, facilitated by artist Eimear Crowe was exhibited.

Great fun was had by all who attended with everyone looking for to Cruinniú na nÓg 2020!