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Cruinniú na nÓg Programme

Local authorities may run events and activities for children and young people such as street theatre, workshops, screenings and readings as part of national Cruinniú na nÓg Day to encourage participation in culture and creativity.

Cruinniú na nÓg 2024

Cruinniú na nÓg takes place on Saturday 15th June 2024 - a day of creativity for our young people.

Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. 

We are thrilled to announce that there are over 50 events taking place throughout County Tipperary covering a wide variety of creative activities all free to join. You can check out the full programme of Tipperary events on the Cruinniú na nÓg website below or through the brochure below.


Senan O'Brolchain is our Cruinniú na nÓg Local Ambassador for Tipperary for 2024. Senan lives in Cloughjordan and has been a member of Cloughjordan Circus Club for years and is now a peer tutor for the group. He has written a piece below about how much he enjoys his involvement with Cloughjordan Circus Club.

Cloughjordan Circus Club has always been great fun. Learning circus skills with friendly people, it's a lovely atmosphere.
One of my favourite things is that there's no competition. It's about practicing whatever tricks you want to learn, whether that's juggling three balls or balancing a feather on your nose. And if somebody next to you can do it better than you, great! Maybe they have some tips they can share.
I've learnt a lot from creating performances. Being able to take feedback, for one. My instructors and peers can see what's not working, so taking their notes on board makes the act better, even if it can be hard to hear it.
And silliness as well. I enjoy being silly and circus club gives me a space to do that. There's a performance I created with a friend, and we packed it full of silly bits because they're just so enjoyable to create and perform. There's a moment where I'm on stage watching him juggling three balls while I'm munching on a sandwich. Then he looks over at me and I act embarrassed and scamper to put it away as quickly as possible. It's wonderfully silly.
What benefit has circus club given me? I would say a lovely community that supports each other and has fun. An outlet for my creativity and love of absurdity. Somewhere to have fun with my friends. And hey, I can unicycle, you never know when that could come in handy.



Senan O'Brolchain, Cloughjordan Circus Club